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Emaar's Alabbar to rebuild blaze-hit Address Dubai

Mohamed Alabbar said guests have been relocated after the 63-storey Address Downtown caught fire on New Year's Eve 2015

The Address Hotel in Downtown Dubai was hit by a blaze on 31 December, 2015. [Image: Getty]
The Address Hotel in Downtown Dubai was hit by a blaze on 31 December, 2015. [Image: Getty]

Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, which owns the blaze-hit Address Hotel in Downtown Dubai, has reportedly vowed to rebuild the hotel. 

The 63-storey luxury hotel caught fire on New Year's Eve 2015

According to Al Jazeera TV channel, Alabbar said on 1 January, 2016: "We are determined to restore [the Address] to all its glory, and even surpass the splendid architectural standards.

"Further timelines and plans will be shared as they are finalised."

On Saturday, Alabbar said Emaar relocated the Address's guests across different hotels in the Emirate, and set up a dedicated team to "ensure that all requirements of our guests are being met immediately".

“We also extend our gratitude to the management teams and staff of various hotels in Dubai, who stepped forward unconditionally to support us in relocating our guests," he added, according to Arabian Business

Dubai Police stated no deaths were caused due to the fire, during which 14 people were lightly injured and more than 60 treated for mild smoke inhalation and problems caused by crowding as they fled, the report added.  


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