Breaking news : BLOG: Fire breaks out at Dubai's The Address Hotel
A huge fire has broke out at Dubai's famous The Address hotel in Downtown Dubai near Dubai Mall.
The fire erupted just hours before the huge New Year celebrations at Downtown Dubai. The area was full with revellers who reached the place to witness the grand fireworks at Burj Khalifa, close to The Address.
Dubai Media Office took to Twitter to inform people about the fire:
According to our reporter on the site of the fire is stronger at the base. The barricades have been removed for people to move out.
Burning debris rained down from the building as firetrucks raced to the scene. It was not immediately clear if anyone was wounded in the blaze.
Burj Khalifa is half lit and feeder buses are moving out empty. Fifteen to twenty buildings around the hotel are covered in a thick plume of smoke.