via Telegraph: spokeswoman for The Address chain of hotels said the building had been evacuated but she could not be sure there was no-one still inside, reports Richard Spencer.
“The building has been fully evacuated but we have no more information about what has happened,” she said. She was speaking from the other major branch of the hotel, ten minutes’ walk away in the Dubai Mall complex itself.
“It’s a pretty big fire. It started about 30 minutes ago and is still going on. We don’t know the reason it happened yet.
“The fireworks display was due to start outside the Burj Khalifa.”
Fire at The Address hotel, Downtown Dubai (Video by KT surfer Deepak Bulchandani) pic.twitter.com/2zDhcPH1h3
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