Massive fire overtakes skyscraper in Dubai as crowds gather ahead of New Year’s fireworks

A massive fire has overtaken a hotel in Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, just hours before a New Year’s Eve fireworks display that’s still set to go ahead.  

TwitterA view of the Address Downtown Hotel in Dubai, where a massive fire has broken out during New Year's celebrations.

The fire erupted in the Address Downtown in Dubai, where thousands of people have gathered to watch the fireworks. The 63-storey hotel and residence is close to the world-famous Burj Khalifa, the largest skyscraper in the world, where the fireworks display are set to go off. The inferno appears to have broken out around 10 p.m. local time. 

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