As New Year's Eve celebrations were getting started in downtown Dubai, a fire suddenly engulfed a 991-foot tall hotel.
The Address Downtown Dubai hotel, located less than one mile from the world's tallest building, began burning as hordes of revelers were in the hotel and the street. Early reports indicated about 14 people had been injured in the fire.
Witnesses took photos of the blaze and shared them on social media. Below are several incredible images captured by people in the city for the holiday.
— Megan Castang (@dxbdiva) December 31, 2015
— Mikey Kay (@MikeyKayNYC) December 31, 2015
— Emma Laurence (@emmamaylaurence) December 31, 2015
— Farhan Khan Virk (@FarhanKVirk) December 31, 2015
— Aakanksha Tangri (@AakankshaT) December 31, 2015
Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.