Huge fire erupts at Dubai hotel ahead of New Year celebrations
A huge fire ripped through a luxury Dubai hotel on Thursday near the world's tallest tower, where people were gathering to watch New Year's Eve celebrations, police said.
The Dubai government media office tweeted that a "fire has been reported in the Address Downtown hotel. Authorities are currently on-site to address the incident swiftly and safely."
Witnesses near the iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, said huge flames were seen billowing from the hotel.
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