Dubai Festival City Mall fully operational after Monday fire

Blaze started at about 7.30pm and was quickly brought under control

Dubai Festival City Mall was briefly evacuated on Monday but is now fully operational. Photo: Dubai Civil Defence
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All retailers at Dubai Festival City Mall are now open after the a fire broke out on the exterior of the shopping mall on Monday evening, outside Lulu Hypermarket.

The building was briefly evacuated, said a shopping centre representative, but is now fully operational.

"Following a small fire that took place on the outside of the Mall yesterday evening, the building was briefly evacuated," the representative said.

"Thank you to Dubai Civil Defence who were on the scene within minutes and extinguished the fire quickly with no injuries. We are back to full operation and look forward to welcoming our customers as normal."

Firefighting crews were called to the scene at 7.28pm on Monday to deal with the blaze on the south side of the shopping centre.

Lulu closed for the rest of Monday but the remainder of the mall was operating as normal.

"Crews arrived and found part of the facade of the building was on fire and specialised teams began evacuation and fire fighting," said Dubai Civil Defence.

Investigations will be carried out into the cause of the incident.

It was the second fire dealt with by Dubai Civil Defence in a matter of hours.

Officers were called to a fire at a recycling warehouse in Al Quoz Industrial Area 1 at 4.17pm.

Dubai Media Office said no casualties were reported.

The media office tweeted shortly after 9pm that the blaze had been brought under control.

Updated: November 15, 2022, 7:14 AM