Fire at Dubai’s Movenpick JBR hotel brought under control

Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Dubai reported a small fire at its premises today. According to the hotel’s statement via Twitter, the fire was swiftly brought under control and all guests were safely evacuated, Hotelier Middle East reported.

The hotel confirmed in a statement to HotelierMiddleEast.com that “We can confirm that a minor fire was reported on the second floor of Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach Dubai on August 7, at about 10.00 am. Our team responded rapidly to the incident and coordinated efforts to ensure the safety of our guests. The police and civil defence were informed and the fire was swiftly brought under control. All our guests and staff members were safely evacuated, accounted for, and returned back to the hotel within an hour. We cannot provide further details as the cause of this incident is being investigated by the local authorities.”

The fire is the third such blaze in Dubai Marina this week, according to a Reuters report. The news agency also added that several fire engines and an ambulance were deployed at the Movenpick hotel.

Twitter users posted images of smoke billowing out of the hotel on the social networking site.

According to a statement on its Twitter handle, the hotel confirmed the fire.

A fire broke out at Dubai’s Tiger Tower, a high-rise building in the city’s Marina district, on Sunday. Witnesses said that civil defence and firefighters were on the scene just after 11am where smoke could be seen bellowing from the upper levels of the building. The incident comes days after another blaze tore through the Torch Tower on Thursday, located just blocks away in the same area.

The updated UAE Fire and Life Safety Code was unveiled at Dubai’s Intersec 2017 exhibition, held in January this year. Lt Taher Hassan Altaher, head of DCD’s inspection and permitting section, had said that the 1,384-page code – 677 pages longer than its 2011 version – has been prepared based on international references and feedback from consultants, contractors and local property developers such as Emaar and Deyaar. Read more here.

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