No injuries reported
Dubai Mall shoppers were caught by surprise when a small fire led the mall management to shortly evacuate its premises.
No injuries have been reported.
Meanwhile, Dubai Media Office in a statement on Twitter said “fire in one of the restaurants at Dubai Mall has been brought under control”.
It was handled smoothly and professionaly, said a customer service representative.
The news spread quickly on twitter where nearby shoppers posted pictures and made reference to the mall fire in Qatar earlier this year, complimenting good management of Dubai authorties.
Dubai: Plumes of smoke billowed from an area on the second floor of Dubai Mall around midday on Tuesday, prompting mall officials to cordon off the area as fire officials responded to the scene.
By 12.20pm, four fire trucks and ambulances arrived on scene at the fountain area between Dubai Mall’s southwestern wall and The Address Hotel, Downtown.
One official told people working inside the mall around 12.30pm that the incident was under control.
Authorities contacted by Gulf News confirmed there was a fire but declined to confirm details until later on Tuesday.
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Emaar officials could not be reached and no statement was forthcoming from the owners of Dubai Mall.
Investigations into the incident continue.