10. The Venetian Macao in Macau, China
Set on the Cortai Strip, this Venice-themed resort and casino is the seventh-largest building in the world by floor area spanning 10,500,000sq ft.
9. City of Dreams complex in Macau, China
Based on a small peninsula in mainland China this giant resort includes attractions such as The Bubble Fountain and the The Dancing Water Theatre.
8. Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, USA
This lavish casino hotel is set on the Las Vegas Strip and is known for having the world’s largest distribution of HDTV in its hotel rooms.
7. Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, UAE
This is the second most-expensive resort ever built with more than a hundred domes of up to 80m high. The 5* luxury beachfront resort is set in 85 hectares of landscaped gardens.
6. One World Trade Centre, Manhattan, USA
Standing tall at 1,776 feet (a deliberate reference to when the United States Declaration of Independence was signed), this is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex which was destroyed by terrorists in 2001. Completed in 2012, it is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the sixth-tallest in the world.
5. The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, USA
This casino hotel is located just across the strip from Planet Hollywood and has two towers of 184m tall as well as 2,995 rooms, restaurants, a spa, theatre and conference space.
4. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Built in 2010, this 55-storey hotel and resort spans three towers connected by 1 hectare of roof terrace known as Sands SkyPark which has an infinity pool.
3. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
This resort is made up of six hotels, two casinos, a theme park, water park and the world’s largest oceanarium. It is set on a 49-hectare island.
2. Abraj Al-Bait Towers in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, the Abraj Al-Bait towers has the world’s largest clock face and is the third tallest building in the world. It is topped by a 93m spire and 23m golden crescent.
1. Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
The world’s primary destination for pilgrimages is also home to one of its largest mosques. The Masjid Al-Haram covers 356,800sqm. The building dates back to 638 CE and it is currently undergoing an expansion which is expected to be completed in 2020.