IN PICS: Dubai fire dramas 2008

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The damage caused by a fire that broke out in an overcrowded villa in the Naif old quarter of Dubai on August 27. (Getty Images)
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Eleven Asian workers, most of them Indians, died and others were injured in the fire that broke out in the cramped hostel while they were asleep. Dubai deputy police chief General Khamis al-Mazeina said the hostel had been divided up into dormitories each sleeping as many as 25 workers. (Getty Images)
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Smoke billows from a fire in a skyscraper on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai on May 14.\n

The fire started on the 30th floor of Al Salam Tecom Tower, a 47-storey building still under construction in Dubai Internet City (DIC).\n

Construction of the mixed-use tower is due to be completed this year.\n

Labourers involved in the tower's construction were mostly out of the building for lunch when the fire began. (Getty Images)
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Inspectors investigate the scene of an explosion at a warehouse in an industrial area of Dubai on April 3, 2008. This was the second large fire in Dubai in as many weeks. (Getty Images)
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A fireman douses a fire following an explosion at the warehouse in Al Quoz. Sheikh Faisal Khaled Al-Qasimi, chairman of the Emirates Insurance Association (EIA), said that the UAE saw around 14,000 fire accidents from 2002 to 2007. (Getty Images)
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Fire crackers explode following a huge explosion that ripped through a fireworks warehouse in in Dubai on March 26. (Getty Images)
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Thick black smoke billows following the huge explosion in a fireworks warehouse in Dubai. The blast which took place at a depot in Al Quoz industrial zone caused around 600 million dirhams ($163 million) worth of losses, insurers estimated. (Getty Images)
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UAE medics look at a cloud of black smoke following the explosion that ripped through the fireworks warehouse in Al Quoz in March. (Getty Images)
Thu 28 Aug 2008 12:03 PM GST