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Dubai has approved a USD $35 billion plan to construct a new passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, which will make it the biggest airport in the world.  The plan was announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and Prime...

Dubai's Crown Prince, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has ordered the development of an emergency rain plan to protect the city from extreme weather events in the future.  During a meeting with heads of Dubai Government entities, Sheikh Hamdan directed the development of...

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) set a goal to reduce false fire alarm numbers to zero by 2021, in line with its objective of being one of the world's safest countries. According to experts, one in three Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) residents ignores false fire alarms...

The Dubai Police have announced the locations where the Eid Al Fitr cannons will be placed to mark the beginning of Eid Al Fitr. The locations of the Eid cannons are: - Nad Al Shiba Area - Eid Musallah - Grand Zaabeel Mosque - Za'abeel 1 - Umm Suqeim...

Firefighters in Dubai were called to extinguish a fire on a luxury yacht in Dubai Marina. The incident resulted in thick smoke being seen in the surrounding area. According to reports, at 11:12 AM, the Dubai Civil Defence Operations Room received a report of the fire and...

On Saturday afternoon, a large fire broke out in Dubai on E611 near Arabian Ranches 3, which engulfed at least one vehicle. Smoke could be seen from around 1 pm as the flames erupted near the Hamdan Sports Complex. It is currently unknown if anyone was...

Pyroguard announced two major appointments for its fire safety company, hoping to expand in the Middle East. The organisation stated that Lee Coates has become the new Export Business Development Director and Sherif Khalifa’s promotion to Technical Sales Manager. Pyroguard creates toughened glass with thermal stability for...

The Dubai Police has warned motorists after a vehicle caught fire on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road at Mirdif City Center Bridge, heading towards the Emirate of Sharjah. Drivers should practice extra caution whilst driving and use alternative routes to avoid delays. It is unknown what...

Intersec officially launched the Intersec Police Summit as part of the exhibition’s 2025 lineup. The Intersec Police Summit will take place from 14-16 January 2025 at the Dubai World Trade Centre which will include a conference, innovation zone, awards and live demonstrations. The summit is set to...

Dubai residents rushed to put out a fire caused by an e-bike batter after it exploded outside of a pharmacy in Business Bay on Sunday 10 March. While charging using the power socket outside of the shop, witnessed believed the fire was caused by damp conditions. The...

An update on the recent news that nine Pakistanis were injured in a fire at a chemical factory in Ajman city on February 24 brings terrible news. According to a statement from the consulate, a resident of Dera Ghazi Khan went missing after the factory caught...

The Dubai Hills Estate project has set new benchmarks in safety standards after implementing fire safety as a critical priority. For this plan, motor and drives specialist, WEG supplied W22 Smoke Extraction motors to ensure air circulation in closed environments, and fast smoke and heat extraction. Emaar...

Dubai Civil Defence introduced the world's first sustainable mobile floating fire station. The mobile floating fire station is engineered to provide high efficiency in safeguarding marine activities and ensure swifter response times, making it a game-changer for maritime emergency response mechanisms in Dubai. The structure is 70%...

The WAGNER Group has now established a new national subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates as part of its plan to support new projects with a local presence. The company has been developing and implementing holistic fire protection solutions for various industries for years and will...

Reacton Fire Suppression is proud to announce that it received the world's first Fire Suppression innovation, with UL Listing to UL2166 for Direct (DLP) Technology Clean Agent systems. This certification is the latest step in Reacton’s ongoing initiative of global product certification. They strive to develop...

A fire in Dubai's Deira neighbourhood has left 16 people dead, and nine others injured, after a fire broke out in an apartment building. The blaze started on Saturday in the Al Murar area, in a five-storey apartment block which is thought to have been shared...

A shopping hotspot in Dubai was evacuated after a fire broke out needing urgent emergency attention. The Dubai Festival City Mall saw a blaze begin in its operations room at 7.28pm. Firefighters arrived at the scene in six minutes and set to work on combatting...

Dubai will be home to the Middle East's first fire and water fountain. Dubai is already home to the world’s tallest choreographed fountain system, The Dubai Fountain and the Palm Fountain at The Pointe, which has the title of the largest fountain in the world. Now...

A 'blazing inferno' which broke out at the Emaar tower, close to the Burj Khalifa, has been fully extinguished by authorities. The fierce fire at the 35-storey building broke out after midnight on 7 November, but has now been fully controlled by Dubai Civil authorities. The...

Firefighters and fire crews were called to the scene of a fire at Jumeirah Beach on Saturday 5 November. The incident near Jumeirah Beach involved a blaze on a vessel just off the coast of the popular tourist spot, and was thought to involve a jet...

The Dubai Civil Defence has controlled a blaze that broke out in a 14-storey residential tower in the Al Nahda area of Dubai. No casualties have been reported, with official sources confirming the fire was controlled quickly and efficiently. The operations room of the Dubai Civil Defence...

Reports of a residential fire in Dubai have been confirmed by the Dubai Civil Defence. A fire in a residential building broke out in Barsha Heights on Wednesday night. The Dubai Civil Defence responded to the emergency immediately and brought the blaze under control quickly. All residents...

The Dubai Aviation City Corporation (DACC) OHSE Department has concluded its 2022 Fire Safety Campaign within Dubai South. The campaign ended and was witnessed by 51 companies. During the campaign, in the presence of Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of DACC, and other senior executives, the...

The Dubai Civil Defence have controlled a fire that broke out in two warehouses in the area of Al Quoz Industrial Area 3. No injuries or fatalities were reported. The Dubai Civil Defence team reached the blaze within six minutes of receiving the fire report and...

A fire that broke out in Dubai's Deira Harbour has been skilfully brought under control by local firefighters. The flames began on a boat docked in the harbour on Tuesday 28th June, with Dubai Civil Defence receiving reports of the blaze at 7pm. Fire crews arrived...

Dubai Airport in cooperation with Serco has trained 23 trainees in its intensive eight-week firefighting training programme, and if looking for further recruits. The immersive training took place at Serco’s award-winning International Fire Training Centre, now firmly established in the Middle East, using the Dubai Airports Fire...

Dubai Police and UAE officials have warned against leaving flammable materials inside cars as during the hot summer months it can increase the risk of fires. Dubai Police described how during the summer months, an increase in car fire incidents can happen due to a variety...

Dubai's emergency services have issued a warning to motorists not to leave e-cigarettes in cars, which could start fires. The warning comes as fire chiefs are concerned that leaving e-cigarettes and vaping devices in a vehicle could lead to a fire as temperatures rise in summer. Smoking...

Abu Dhabi authorities have rushed to extinguish a fire caused by a gas cylinder explosion. Casualties have been confirmed, and the authorities are continuing to support those injured in the incident. The explosion happened in a restaurant in Al Khalidiya area, according to Abu Dhabi Police....

Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Airport have trained those on the frontline for its state-of-the-art emergency services training programme, including fire services training. The training has been delivered to develop a world-class Emirati firefighting team trained to the highest industry and professional standards and...

Dubai Civil Defence has a new method for tackling high-rise fires; drones. State news agency Wam reported that the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) allows the use of drones for backup and support. As a result, Civil Defence in Dubai are able to deploy drones for tackling...

Guests at a luxury Dubai hotel have been forced to evacuate after a fire broke out on Wednesday 27th April. Several engines and police cars attended the scene at the five-star Swissôtel Al Murooj hotel in downtown Dubai as dozens of people huddled outside. No injuries...

A fire that blazed through several caravans and trees in Dubai has been brought under control by the Dubai Civil Defence. The fire broke out on Wednesday 13th April in the Al Jaddaf area around 11.45pm. Firefighting teams were immediately dispatched from Al Karama and Al Rashidiya...

Dubai Police's iftar cannons which fire each day during ramadan are to operate from 11 different locations during the holy month. The cannons fire a single shot at sunset and will operate from five fixed positions this year; at Atlantis the Palm, Burj Khalifa, Al Seef, Al...

Dubai Maritime City (DMC) has announced they will invest $38.1million into an infrastructure development project. The project will cement DMC’s position as a multi-purpose maritime hub, and further strengthen Dubai’s status as a global maritime centre. Part of the ongoing work will include developing networks for...

Reports from the Dubai Civil Defence team have confirmed they attended and suppressed a car fire within minutes of receiving the emergency call. The firefighters were called to the Dubai Design Districts after reports of a car on fire at 12:53pm on Thursday 24th February. Firefighters...

A fire that broke out in a Dubai warehouse has been brought under control by authorities. The fire started in a warehouse in Al Khabaisi area in Dubai. No casualties were reported. According to Dubai Civil Defence, the warehouse contained construction materials. A spokesperson said: "The fire...

Electric cables have caused a fire in an industrial area in Jebel Ali, but has been brought under control by firefighters. The Government of Dubai Media Office said the fire originated from an electric cable. No injuries have been reported. Dubai residents near to the fire reportedly...

Dubai Municipality has reminded residents about the importance of safety when barbecuing, in an attempt to prevent fire accidents. The civic body issued guidance and stressed the importance of safety whilst barbecuing via their official Twitter account. The government body said: "Spend a wonderful and cozy winter...

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