Massive Fire Erupts at Dubai’s Address Hotel
The night sky was illuminated but not by fireworks. Plumes of fire erupted from the hotel’s midlevel floors, just a short distance from the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa. Dubai officials said a planned New Year’s Eve celebration would still go on with an estimated two million in attendance for a fireworks show set to begin around midnight. Hotel staff reportedly safely evacuated people from the 1,000-foot-tall, five star hotel. So far there are no reports of injuries or deaths in connection with the blaze, nor have authorities determined a cause.