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Blocked fire exits lead to £100,000 fine for care home

Also in our fire news roundup, fire engulfs another Dubai skyscraper and an update on another blaze near Chessington World of Adventures. Read More

Dubai High-Rise Fires: Sky-High Cladding Costs Might Prompt Focus on Active Fire Protection Instead

Skyscraper fires have become an all-too common occurrence in Dubai and yet another blaze erupted on the upper floors of a high-rise residential building recently. Read More

Latest Skyscraper Fire Once Again Exposes Fire Protection Flaws in UAE

One of several fires to engulf high-rise buildings in the Gulf recently, the latest blaze keeps the spotlight on the widespread use of flammable exterior cladding in the region. Read about the UAE’s impending new fire-safety code as well as analysis and comment on passive fire protection in tall buildings. Read More

The Dubai Hotel Fire: Product Failure, Fire Strategy Success

James Lane BEng Hons CEng MIFireE, Head of Fire Engineering at BB7 delivers his verdict on the ramifications of the recent fire in Dubai. Read More

This Time-Lapse Video Shows How Fire Engulfed a Dubai Hotel on New Years Eve

Photographer Kirill Neiezhmakov captured this haunting video as the blaze took hold at The Address Hotel in Dubai. Read More

Fatalities Will Happen “Sooner or Later” Warns Fire Safety Expert After Dubai Blaze Resurrects Fears Over Flammable Cladding

The third fire in as many years to engulf a Dubai skyscraper has reopened the debate about the 70% of high-rise buildings in the city-state with highly flammable aluminium composite cladding. Read More

Dubai Inferno: 5 of History’s Worst Skyscraper Fires

Given the potential death toll and frequency of skyscraper fires, the stakes are high for getting both the architecture and fire-safety procedures right. Read More

Dubai Now Under Blanket Surveillance by CCTV Cameras

A senior police official claims coverage is now absolute following a significant installation at the city-state's huge airport. Read More

Dubai Fire Testing Lab: A Case Study

Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants (TBWIC) is a privately held engineering firm providing independent quality assurance and testing services from its laboratory based in Dubai. Read More

Video Surveillance in Dubai: 21st Century Solutions

Somewhat unusual regulatory conditions in Dubai mean that certain establishments, such as shopping centers, gas stations, and jewelry stores, are legally required to install video surveillance technology. Read More



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