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Dubai probes cause after fire engulfs hotel

Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 05:50
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NEW YEAR'S EVE BLAZE: Flames ripping through the luxury Address Downtown hotel on Thursday, after it was hit by a massive fire near the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

Dubai

SMOKE was still rising from a 63-storey luxury hotel in Dubai on Friday as authorities worked to determine the cause of a spectacular fire that engulfed the building on New Year's Eve.

The huge blaze at The Address Downtown hotel erupted around 9.30pm (1730 GMT) on Thursday,