The Torch Tower in Dubai was engulfed in a massive fire late Thursday.
No casualties have been reported and officials announced that residents have been successfully evacuated from the burning skyscraper.
After it was damaged in 2015, Dubai's Torch Tower engulfed in fire once againhttps://t.co/XlkGYRV27G pic.twitter.com/R61g3QD9Wz— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) August 3, 2017
Fire brigades have been deployed to the scene.
The building, also known as the Marina Torch, had already caught fire once. In December 2015, the 63-storey building was damaged because of the fire.
Video shows massive fire at Dubai hotel near the world's tallest building Burj Khalifa https://t.co/FEW5tkVLXj pic.twitter.com/kYFrkdL2sm— DAILY SABAH (@DailySabah) December 31, 2015
Ahead of New Year celebrations two years ago, large tongues of flame shooting skywards enveloped the luxury hotel and residential block, which lies across a plaza from the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, where people were gathering for a spectacular fireworks display due to mark the start of 2016.After the 2015 fire, the Dubai Media Office said 14 people had been lightly injured and that one suffered a heart attack due to the smoke and overcrowding during evacuation. The statement said another person was moderately injured, without elaborating further. No children were among those injured.
Dubai is a trade, tourism and investment hub for the Gulf region, and is one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE).