Dubai: Fire Breaks Out At The Address Hotel, Near Burj Khalifa Before 2016 Celebrations

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Dubai: Fire Breaks Out At The Address Hotel, Near Burj Khalifa 

The world is drowned in the fever of welcoming the new year, with the fireworks, but in Dubai, before the new year,  celebrations got a little hassled with a fire breaking out at The Address Hotel, near Burj Khalifa Tower.

A huge crowd was gathered at around the Burj Khali tower to enjoy the fireworks. The reports have it that almost 2 Million people were expected in the central Dubai for the fireworks. As a result, the crowd which gathered around the hotel was asked to move out to far off areas.

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Dubai: Fire Breaks Out At The Address Hotel, Near Burj Khalifa

There was a lot of ruckus after the news of the spread of the fire, immediately the Mall adjacent to the Hotel was evacuated. The scene became a little dangerous when the strong winds coming from the North raged up the fire which spread quickly spread to the other parts of the hotel.

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Dubai: Fire Breaks Out At The Address Hotel, Near Burj Khalifa

Dubai: Fire Breaks Out At The Address Hotel, Near Burj Khalifa 

It was around 9.45 when everyone in the hotel was asked to evacuate, as informed by a staff from the restaurant. People reported being scared and helpless as they witnessed flaming dross coming down the Souq Al Bahar area.It took long to put off the fire.

Dubai: Fire Breaks Out At The Address Hotel, Near Burj Khalifa

As per now there is no news for the cause of the fire, which an investigation for the same would be done.

A civil defence spokesperson said: “three teams are battling the flames, and they almost have it under control”. He added that the hotel has been evacuated.

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Other areas further from the fire are unaffected and people are still lined up for the event. All gazes were averted to the burning hotel.

 

Eye-witnesses said the small fire started small behind the Address Hotel Downtown, on a part facing the Burj Khalifa tower.

Dubai: Fire Breaks Out At The Address Hotel, Near Burj Khalifa

A Dubai Civil Defence official informed the situation has been put under control hence, the new year’s celebrations will continue as scheduled.

Dubai: Fire Breaks Out At The Address Hotel, Near Burj Khalifa
The New year celebrated despite the fire with the fireworks.

It’s no small night for Dubai, the lights-and-sound event, presents an impeccable experience and futuristic vision of the UAE. The preparations for the same begins weeks before, to welcome visitors to downtown Dubai who begin to converge around the epochal Burj Khalifa complex to enjoy and witness an out of the world new year eve party.

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