Pictures emerge on Twitter showing The Address Downtown Dubai hotel engulfed in flames. The building that hosts the 5-star hotel is 302 meters tall and is located not far from the New Year's Eve fireworks display.
It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which covered at least 20 stories of the building near the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper, AP reports.
"Any second that building is going to collapse into its own footprint. just like building 7. Any second. Any second. Any second now. This fire's much worse than building 7. Gonna come right down. Any second now. Any second now. Any second now. "