Emirates’ skyscrapers are killers in waiting, says fire expert..

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AP Photo/Sunday AlambaThe Address Downtown skyscraper in Dubai on Friday.

Hundreds of Dubai’s tallest buildings are infernos waiting to happen, a leading fire safety expert told The Daily Telegraph Friday, after a spectacular New Year’s Eve skyscraper blaze raised concerns about the safety of buildings throughout the Emirates.

Flames engulfed the exterior of the luxury 63-storey hotel The Address within seconds, tearing up the outside of the building “like paper,” according to onlookers and causing a stampede of New Years revellers.

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