Dramas with a tower fire and an airliner crash landing

Of all the countries of the Gulf region, few seem to generate almost daily news stories quite like the Emirate of Dubai and recent weeks have continued to bear this out. In the afternoon of 20th July, yet another tall…

Dubai Municipality to play leading role in Health, Safety & Security Forum

Against the backdrop of the construction boom in the run-up to Expo 2020, as well as recent high-rise building fires in the UAE, there has never been a more important time to focus on the promotion of an effective health…

Emirates Boeing 777 in emergency landing at Dubai International Airport

Emirates Airlines have confirmed that today, 3rd August 2016, Flight EK521, a Boeing 777 aircraft travelling from Trivandrum International Airport in Thiruvananthapuram, India to Dubai has been involved in an accident on landing at Dubai International Airport, and caught fire.…

BRE Global opens office in the Middle East

Independent, third-party certification organisation BRE Global continues to strengthen its international presence by opening an office in the Middle East. Located in Dubai, the office will promote BRE Global services in fire and security, in particular the world renowned LPCB…

The effect of new technology on fire safety and firefighting

This third edition of Gulf Fire continues to build upon the magazine’s highly successful launch at Intersec in January 2016, and since then it has clearly consolidated its position as the only quarterly fire safety and firefighting & rescue journal…

BRE Global opens office in the Middle East

Independent, third-party certification organisation BRE Global continues to strengthen its international presence by opening an office in the Middle East. Located in Dubai, the office will promote BRE Global services in fire and security, in particular the world renowned LPCB…

Sheikh Mohammed commends the Dubai Civil Defence Fire Crews

The 200 Dubai Civil Defence firefighters who tackled the spectacular fire on New Years Eve 2015 at the Address Downtown Hotel tall tower had an unexpected visitor soon after dawn when the fire was by then under control. No less…

All attendance records broken at Intersec 2016

The 2016 edition of Intersec  held in Dubai on 17 to 19 January broke all previous records to underline the growth and importance of the event that puts Intersec not just as the largest such show in the region, but…

Bristol Fire Engineering Honored with 2016 Dubai Quality Appreciation Award

Bristol Fire Engineering has been recognized at the hugely prestigious Business Excellence Awards by being honoured with the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award from the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai. Held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed…

6th Annual Fire Safety Technology Forum UAE

Welcome Message by the Major General Following the recent fire incidents which involved Super High Rise Buildings in Dubai and global public attention, Civil Defence’s annual Fire Safety Technology Forum is headlining “Innovation for High Rise Resilience” as the theme…

Maersk Training officially opens Advanced Simulation Facility in Dubai

On Thursday 11th of February 2016, a large group of senior executives from major oil companies, offshore drilling contractors, maritime companies and service contractors attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony, which marked the official opening of Maersk Training in Dubai. The Maersk…

Gulf Fire Team are all set for Intersec

The Gulf Fire team have now arrived in Dubai and are all set for Intersec. If you are attending over the next 3 days please pop by stand 6-E38 to up a free copy of Gulf Fire magazine. The team…

Another Serious Duba Tall Tower Fire Causes Concern over Fire Risk of Composite Panels

Yet another serious fire involving a Dubai tall tower that dramatically engulfed the face of the building and caused immense damage has raised more concerns over such structures that utilise flammable aluminium composite cladding panels on their vertical elevations. At…

Fire engulfs Dubai hotel near world’s tallest building

  DUBAI (Reuters) – Fire engulfed a 63-storey skyscraper in downtown Dubai on Thursday night, but there appeared to be no injuries, a civil defence official said. Large tongues of flame shooting skywards enveloped the luxury hotel and residential block,…

Building and Construction Sector in Dubai’s Jafza zone registers Growth in 5 Years

The building and construction sector in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the flagship free zone entity of Dubai, has posted 74% growth in the last 5 years growing from AED 10.7 billion in 2009 to AED 18.6 billion in 2014.…

Fire Damages another UAE Residential High Rise Tower

On the afternoon of Thursday 1st October, fire broke out on a lower floor of the 32-storey Nasser Residential Tower in King Faisal Street, Sharjah, and spread rapidly up the face of the building to engulf most floors above. The…

Intersec 2016 approaches full capacity as world’s security, safety, and fire protection industries zoom in on Middle East

Smart Home Automation and Careers Pavilion among new features at dedicated annual trade show in Dubai Dubai, UAE, 17 September 2015: The countdown has begun for the return of the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade show in…

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