The Address Hotel in Downtown Dubai has just erupted in flames!
Less than 3 hours before the New Years Fireworks
Address Hotel In Flames!
No information is known as yet, praying that all are safe. This is a terrible incident and has caused a state of panic in Dubai. No reported deaths.
Fire brigades are currently on site doing their utmost to limit damage. The hotel is now being evacuated. It's not yet known whether the fireworks will go ahead but it is extremely unlikely.
Thousands were in Downtown Dubai
Many had gathered for the forthcoming firework display.
Address hotel Dubai on fire. pic.twitter.com/vZKFZuZJrs— Rami Ranger CBE (@RamiRanger) December 31, 2015
Shock turned to fear on social media
Huge fire on Address Hotel.. This is truly tragic!! This is killing me! pic.twitter.com/YJ051HzXS7— Atieh Sabbar (@AtiehS) December 31, 2015
Dubai Media Office Responded Instantly
A fire has been reported in the Address Downtown hotel. Authorities are currently on-site to address the incident swiftly and safely #Dubai— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) December 31, 2015
اندلاع حريق في فندق العنوان داون تاون ويتم الآن العمل على السيطرة على الحريق من قبل سلطات الدفاع المدني والجهات المختصة #دبي— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) December 31, 2015