Third Dubai fire in days forces evacuation of hotelStaff Writer | August 7, 2017
A small fire broke out a Dubai hotel on Monday, forcing guests and staff to leave, in the third such blaze in the United Arab Emirates tourism and trade hub in less than a week.
Emirates Several fire engines and an ambulance were deployed
A video of the hotel posted on social media showed thin clouds of smoke wafting around a lower floor.
The hotel said on its official Twitter account that the fire was "swiftly brought under control and guests and staff were safely evacuated."
Civil defence workers gave the all-clear for people to return inside and there were no reports of injuries.
A blaze shot up the side of a nearby residential tower on Friday, and local media reported that a smaller fire was quickly put out at a neighbouring building on Sunday.
No injuries were reported in either of those fires. ■