Dubai Civil Defense has taken the fire under control, which broke out in Zen Tower in the Dubai Marina area amidst extremely windy and dusty weather conditions. The building has been evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported.
Director-General of the Dubai Civil Defense, Rashid Al-Matrooshi said that it took firefighters 45 minutes to put out the fire.
According to eyewitnesses, the fire began on the lowest floor and quickly spread across the facade of the building.
The Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, has repeatedly suffered from fires in its high buildings.
Twitter users have been posting photos and videos of the fire.
Dubai fire update may 13, 2018— Maryamkhan (@Hijabionthego89) 13 мая 2018 г.
The fire is in Zen tower, next to trident waterfront, no injuries as of now, people have been evacuated. The tower is completely destroyed. Rescue team has managed to control the fire though.#dubai #dubaifire @DubaiPoliceHQ #dubai #marina pic.twitter.com/F0TRHMZldm
— Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes) 13 мая 2018 г.
— The National (@TheNationalUAE) 13 мая 2018 г.
— Lovin Dubai (@lovindubai) 13 мая 2018 г.
Dubai, a skyscraper-studded city, passed new fire safety rules last year demanding buildings with quick-burning side paneling to replace it with more fire-resistant cladding.
The city authorities have previously acknowledged that at least 30,000 buildings across the UAE have cladding or paneling that safety experts have said accelerates the rapid spread of fires.