Fire engulfs Dubai hotel near world’s tallest building

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Massive flames envelop a luxury hotel near the Burj Khalifa tower, the world’s largest building, in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. Vanessa Johnston reports.

Fire engulfs Dubai hotel near world’s tallest building

Dubai’s luxury Address Hotel erupted in flames just hours before the city’s news Year’s eve fireworks display was scheduled to start.

Hundreds had already gathered to mark the new year when the fire broke out.

Officials in Dubai say that civil defense teams were working to evacuate the hotel and tackle the blaze…

although one civil defense official, speaking to Al Arabiya TV, said there were no injuries…

…and that the New Year celebration would go on.

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