Praise for Dubai firefighters after New Year hotel blaze

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HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has visited the site of The Address Downtown hotel fire.

Sheikh Mohammed, praised emergency services for their efficient work in putting out the fire – which did not claim any lives.

He also thanked firefighters, rescue and ambulance teams for their speedy response and for handling the incident professionally.

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The ruler of Dubai tweeted @HHShkMohd Jan 1 Proud of our police, civil defence and ambulance services. You demonstrated best in world capabilities last night

A picture of two firefighters has become one of the defiining images of blaze – the cause of which has still not been identified.

The son of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed, was among firefighters at the site of where fire broke out on Thursday in one of the city’s upscale hotels.

Sheikh Mansoor was pictured dressed in firefighter gear among other Dubai Civil Defense officers who appear to be working together at the site of the fire.

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