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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Arrivaderci Oasis

One of Dubai's more popular medium-sized malls has been completely gutted by a fire. The Oasis Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road caught fire in the wee small hours and apparently the sprinklers didn't work. I'm just astonished that a fairly modern building (only about six years old) was unable to stop itself from burning to the ground. No humans were hurt in this incident, but tragically the entire stock of the Petland pet shop perished.

I think we can trust this news report - I'm really not expecting a withdrawal, reversal or denial tomorrow.

2 Comments:

Blogger secretdubai said...

The worst thing is the animals. Someone on BritishExpats.com said they take the cats and dogs to kennels each night - but according to staff quotes in the news reports these animals died.

And all those beautiful fish, and the lovely rare parrott that talked.

It is just unbearable.

7:20 pm  
Blogger pixelsonic said...

Wow!!! Absolutely shocking and spectacularly tragic. And it would be interesting to know how the sprinkler system "failed to activate"...

10:19 pm  

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