Last modified on 28th November 2022. Dubai Real Estate Blog
In light of the recent blaze at The Address Downtown and the major fire that gutted the Al Shamsi Building in Deira, fires have become a major concern for UAE residents living in high-rises.
These are just two incidents in a list of fires that have occurred across the Emirate The Torch in Marina, Tamweel Tower in JLT, and Regal Tower in Business Bay to name a few. Its not always clear what the cause of these fires are, however most incidents are caused by overcrowding, lack of fire safety systems, and recklessness. In order to prevent potentially destructive fires, here are some tips and procedures along with government initiatives residents can follow.
The Escape Plan
During A Fire
In light of recent fire emergencies, government entities and organizations have taken the initiative to increase awareness on fire prevention and emergency procedures. Dashboard Monitoring System: Working in line with Dubai Governments smart city initiatives, Dubai Civil Defence has begun installing the Dubai Life Safety Dashboard in buildings around the city 40,000 and counting. The system will give government departments, building owners, and residents access to view the real-time safety status of their buildings on their devices. Silicon Oasis Safety Measures: In collaboration with Dubai Civil Defence, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority organized a fire and evacuation drill in order to develop an emergency evacuation plan in the event of a fire in the high-tech park. The drill included a simulated fire incident with fire-trucks and ambulance cars to enhance the scenario. DEWA Fire Prevention Week: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority organized a program titled Fire Safety: Learn and Practice, which entailed a week of activities aimed to promote awareness about emergency situations and best practices in fire emergencies. DEWA sees these kinds of programs as part of its responsibility to society and social development.