09 Aug Blaze in the Falcon Tower
Residents were quickly evacuated from the 16 storey Falcon Tower located in the Rigga area of Deira after a fire broke out on the 14th floor. The fire was put out in under an hour and no injuries were reported. The Dubai Civil Defence said, “The fire, which broke out in an DUBAI apartment on the 14th floor, was handled by teams from three stations, including Al Ras and Al Karama.”
Rigga is in Dubai’s historical trading hub and is an extremely popular area to rent apartments. Falcon Tower, which overlooks the Dubai Creek, also has retail outlets on the ground floor.