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Blaze erupts in Dubai damaging several buildings

The fire caused damage to four workshops, 15 stores, two cars and four bedrooms that accommodate labourers, according to Dubai Civil Defence

The blaze broke out across from Dubai Festival City [Image Credit: Emirates 24/7]
The blaze broke out across from Dubai Festival City [Image Credit: Emirates 24/7]

A huge blaze erupted in the Umm Al Ramool area of Dubai on Tuesday morning causing severe damage to buildings.

A Dubai Civil Defence spokesman said they received a call around 5.58am after the blaze took hold just across from Festival City.

"No one was injured but there was a lot of damage, which included four workshops, 15 stores, two cars and four bedrooms that accommodate labourers," the spokesman said.

Firefighters from Al Rashidiya, Al Qusais, Al Quoz, Port Saeed and Al Karma worked to bring the blaze under control.

The fire was extinguished at around 8.44am, according to reports.

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