A huge fire has broken out on a construction site in Dubai – the sixth of its kind this year. The fire started at the luxury Viceroy Dubai Jumeriah Village at 12.15pm local time (9.15am BST) on 6 August, opposite the Emirate Hills.
No injuries were reported, however, firefighters were left tackling the blaze until 4.50pm local time. According to Gulf News, teams from Marina and Port Saeed fire stations attended the scene.
A spokesperson for Skai Holdings, which is building the 60-storey Viceroy Dubai Jumeirah Village tower, confirmed the incident and said that the top floor of the building had caught fire. The building project is set to be worth £285m ($372.5m) and will include 247 hotel rooms and suites, apartments and private pools.
There have been at least five fires in skyscrapers in Dubai this year, with the most recent occurring at the 75-storey Sulafa tower in July.
The incident saw three people injured and a number of tenants being displaced after damaging 17 flats.
On 31 December 2015, a huge fire broke out through the luxury Address Hotel, injuring 16 people. The incident occurred hours after the Emirate celebrated the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display.