A major fire has broken out in Dubai Marina

The Zen Tower fire-min

A tower in Dubai Marina caught fire on Sunday morning.

Firefighters were called to The Zen Tower in Al Seba Street. Smoke was seen billowing from the third or fourth floor of the residential building.

Shortly after 11.30am on Sunday (13th May), Dubai Media Office tweeted that Dubai Civil Defence had evacuated the building safely and no injuries were reported.

Zen Tower Fire

The 14-storey tower is at the southern end of Dubai Marina. It was built in 2005 and is a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Police living in the area reported hearing sirens and seeing Civil Defence Service cranes and water tankers arriving. Dubai Police have blocked the road in both directions.

Rashid Thani al-Matrushi, director of Dubai Civil Defence, said Civil Defence Teams were at the fire within six minutes of the first emergency call and were able to control the incident within 45 minutes.

Concerned residents arrived at the tower after hearing the news, joining around 100 on the street who’d been evacuated. People were seen loading pets into their cars.

It is not known yet what caused the fire, but weather conditions in Dubai were extremely windy and dusty at the time.


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