Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 15 November 2019

Fire at the world's tallest hotel in Dubai

Three people hurt in blaze believed to have begun in sauna room

The Gevora Hotel, the world's tallest hotel is seen in Dubai, UAE. Satish Kumar / Reuters
The Gevora Hotel, the world's tallest hotel is seen in Dubai, UAE. Satish Kumar / Reuters

Three people were hurt in a fire that broke out at the world’s tallest hotel on Sunday.

The small blaze at Gevora Hotel in Dubai is believed to have started due to an electrical fault in the sauna room.

The three injured suffered smoke inhalation.

Dubai Police tweeted to say the hotel, which is located in Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower near DIFC on Sheikh Zayed Road, was evacuated while the fire was extinguished.

The road outside was also closed to cars for some time.

The hotel, which stands 356 metres tall, has 528 rooms and suites, five restaurants, plus leisure facilities including a pool and health club.

It opened its doors in February 2018, 12 years after construction began.

Updated: May 6, 2019 09:28 AM

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