A closer look at the fire damage sustained to The Address Hotel - in pictures

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A closer look at the 63-storey luxury tower, which had to evacuate guests and residents, as well as throngs of customers of the hotel’s seven restaurants, at the height of New Year’s Eve celebrations due to a massive fire at 9.30pm on Thursday.

The Address Downtown Dubai hotel will be closed indefinitely after suffering extensive damage, according to Emaar Properties .

All photos: Victor Besa for The National