How long will this record stand? Well, since it is in Dubai, the speculation here is that its days are probably already numbered.
However, for now, this luxury hotel, which is 1,164 feet in height, from the sidewalk to the roof, is the tallest around. The building is just 85 feet shorter than the Empire State Building, reports Fox News. It also is just 12 yards from being the length of three football fields. Room rates start per person at $326 nightly.
The Marriott Marquis is fittingly near other record breaking landmarks in Dubai like the Dubai Mall, world's largest shopping center, and the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.