Fire crews tackle blaze off Jumeirah Beach

Helicopters and firefighters were at the scene

Smoke rises from the Jumeirah Beach area of Dubai. Nick Webster / The National
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Firefighters tackled a blaze on a vessel off the coast of Jumeirah on Saturday afternoon.

The incident near Jumeirah Beach around 4pm was thought to involve a jet ski.

Fire crews and police marine vessels were at the scene and the fire appeared to be quickly controlled.

Authorities had not issued a statement as of Saturday evening.

Plumes of smoke billowed over the area, which is close to the famous Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, before emergency services arrived.

Updated: November 05, 2022, 4:11 PM