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Fire at 63-storey luxury hotel in Dubai on New Year's Eve

11:04 PM | 31 Dec, 2015
Fire at 63-storey luxury hotel in Dubai on New Year's Eve
DUBAI (Web Desk) - A massive fire broke out at The Address Hotel, not far from the Burj Khalifa Tower.

Thousands of people have gathered to watch the New Year fireworks. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which covered at least 20 stories.

Burning debris rained down from the building, no injuries have yet been reported.

The hotel and residential compound has about 200 rooms and over 600 apartments. 

Local media say that hotel has been evacuated, and people are being moved out of the a Mall located nearby.

Currently, there are at least four firefighting brigades at the site to deal with the blaze and ensure the safety of the public, according to the Twitter account of the Dubai government’s media office.

The fire broke out as Dubai was preparing to celebrate New Year.

Officials say they plan to go ahead with the festivities, which include three displays beginning at the Burj Khalifa.

The Burj Khalifa is decorated with 400,000 LED lights, while the fireworks display will feature tons of pyrotechnics


PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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