By Neil Halligan
Fire started in the kitchen of restaurant in Souk section
A fire that broke out in a restaurant at Abu Dhabi’s World Trade Centre Mall forced the retail venue to close for just over three hours on Sunday.
The fire started in the kitchen of the Lebanese restaurant Tarbouche, in the Souk side of the mall at about 3pm, according to a report in The National.
Security officials closed the entire mall for safety reasons, re-opening it for business at 6.30pm.
“On Sunday afternoon a small fire took place at an outlet in the Souk at WTC Mall Abu Dhabi. The fire was quickly put out and no one was injured,” a spokesperson for the mall was quoted as saying.
The spokesperson added that the authorities have launched an investigation to determine the exact cause of the fire, adding that “the safety of our customers and employees is our foremost priority”.