Time Out has information and pictures as fire breaks out in Sulafa Tower in Dubai Marina
Time Out Dubai staff
In brief: A blaze broke out at Dubai Marina’s Sulafa Tower on Wednesday afternoon, leading to the evacuation of hundreds of people.
The fire, which is believed to have begun on the 35th floor of the 75-storey residential skyscraper, caused debris to fall onto some of the balconies below, in turn igniting other fires. After three hours, firefighters were able to put out the flames.
Time Out Dubai was at the scene. You can follow our updates below and scroll through our photo gallery above.
PHOTO UPDATE 17.35: Scroll through the gallery above to see the latest photos taken by our photographers at the scene of the Sulafa Tower blaze. TRAFFIC UPDATE 17.57: Al Marsa St bridge, which runs from the Sheikh Zeid flyover towards Mag218 is absolutely gridlocked. Avoid if possible as there is no right filter towards Barasti Beach Club.
Dubai tram is still under operation and traffic is running from Al Sufouh Road towards Marina Boulevard.
The fire now appears to be under control. If you're just joining us now, the video below shows how the blaze tore through Sulafa Tower less than an hour ago.