Dramatic skyscraper blazes form a growing problem in Dubai and other rapidly developing parts of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Desert Metropolis looked almost apocalyptic as dark clouds rose from a high-rise tower complex being built alongside Dubai’s biggest mall. No one was injured, but three workers were taken to the hospital for examination.

Most of Dubai’s fires have been fueled by paneling on the sides of many buildings. Last weekend’s fire happened only a block away from a 63-story tower that caught fire on New Year’s Eve on 2015.

The world’s tallest tower, the 2.717 foot high structure called Burj Khalifa, is part of the Downtown Dubai development. Black smoke smothered Dubai’s sky on Sunday after a fire broke out near the world’s tallest building.

Mashable / AA Magnum News 2017.


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