Burj Khalifa conducts fire drill ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations.
29 November 2022, 12:00 AM
31 December 2022, 12:00 AM
Dubai's Burj Khalifa conducted a fire drill on Monday to put safety measures to the test as preparations take shape for dazzling New Year's Eve celebrations.
Residents are typically evacuated as part of these drills.
The world's largest building serves as a focal point of the emirate's annual plans to ring in a new year in style with dramatic pyrotechnic displays.
Last year, the Dubai Civil Defence authority conducted a similar fire drill in preparation for a safe New Year celebration.
The drill began at 10am after the Operations Room received a test report that a fire had erupted on the 112th floor of the Burj Khalifa.
Staff and residents were immediately evacuated as fire alarms started. Response teams from the Zaabeel Civil Defence Station reached within four minutes, putting out the minor fire in just 10 minutes.