Dubai cinema burns down

No casualties as one of Dubai’s oldest cinemas is damaged by fire.

A fire raged through one of Dubai’s oldest cinemas on Sunday afternoon, leaving the building badly damaged.

Thick smoke billowing from the Al-Nasr Cinema in Karama could be seen across Dubai, while police were forced to close the surrounding roads and roundabout.

Police said the cinema was disused and no one was in the building at the time of the blaze, which broke out at around 4pm.T

he cause of the fire has not yet been established and it is unclear whether the incident will be treated as suspicious.

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