Dubai hotel building breaks a Guinness World Record

Dubai hotel building breaks a Guinness World Record

The Link has made One Za’abeel the world's longest cantilevered building

The Link – a sky concourse connecting the two towers housing Dubai's new One&Only One Za’abeel hotel – has earned the building the Guinness World Record title for the ‘Longest Cantilevered Building’ in the world. 

The Link is 230 metres in length, dissecting One Za’abeel’s skyscrapers 100 metres above ground level, while its record-breaking cantilever extends just over 67 metres beyond the main tower. 

Most impressively, The Link is home to some of Dubai's most exciting new restaurants. Renowned for his three-Michelin-starred restaurant, Noor, in Córdoba, Spain, chef Paco Morales made his Dubai debut with Qabu, celebrating the opulent legacy of Al-Andalus with a befitting cuisine fusing elements of Western and Arabian culture. Inspired tasting menus tell a story and are as visually arresting as the glass-sided sky-high dining room in The Link.


Other culinary highlights include La Dame de Pic, the epitomy of sophisticated French dining by culinary powerhouse Anne-Sophie Pic, whose global portfolio of restaurants hold 10 Michelin stars, and Sagetsu, helmed by Australia’s Tetsuya Wakuda who uses French culinary precision and Japanese plating to create show-stopping dishes that have previously earned his eponymous flagship restaurant two Michelin stars. 

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One Za’abeel Holdings director Issam Galadari said: “Over the past few months, we’ve proudly watched as One Za’abeel fills with life and activity. Achieving the Guinness World Records title for the ‘Longest Cantilevered Building’ serves as a badge of recognition that we have successfully delivered on the promises we set for the development from the very beginning.

“We are glad to see The Link honoured as an engineering and architectural marvel and look forward to welcoming visitors to experience this luxurious, record-breaking skybridge for themselves.”

Guinness World Records senior marketing manager Shaddy Gaad added: “Dubai has transformed into a record-breaking hub, and thereby serving as a model in overcoming limitations and achieving the seemingly impossible. 

"The Link at One Za’abeel showcases this relentless determination and innovative vision that defines the Emirate. As we celebrate this remarkable achievement today, we look forward to the future filled with boundless opportunities that Dubai has to offer.”

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