What to do in a Fire Emergency at Your Apartment?

The skyline of Dubai, with its magnificent skyscrapers is truly a captivating site. However, within these gleaming towers there exists the possibility of emergencies with one of the most critical being a fire incident in your building. Here’s a short guide on what to do in case of a fire emergency in your Dubai residence.

Know Your Building’s Emergency Procedures:
Familiarize yourself with the emergency procedures specific to your building. This includes the locations of fire exits, emergency stairwells, and assembly points. Take note of any fire safety drills conducted by the building management.

Keep Emergency Numbers Handy:
Save emergency contact numbers, including the Dubai Civil Defence hotline (997), in your phone. Additionally, keep a list of important contacts, such as building management, neighbors, and friends, who can be reached in case of an emergency.

  1. Stay Calm and Alert: In the event of a fire, staying calm is of utmost importance. Alert all occupants immediately by activating the building’s fire alarm system. Clear communication is key to ensuring a swift response from both residents and emergency services.
  2. Evacuation First: Dubai buildings are designed with safety in mind, equipped with fire-resistant materials and comprehensive evacuation plans. If the alarm sounds, prioritize immediate evacuation. Familiarize yourself with the building’s escape routes and assembly points. Do not use elevators during a fire, use stairwells instead.
  3. Shelter-in-Place if Necessary: In some situations, it may be safer to stay in your apartment rather than attempting to evacuate through smoke-filled corridors. Seal gaps around doors with wet towels, stay low to the ground, and signal for help by waving a cloth out of the window.
  4. Fire Safety Equipment: Familiarize yourself with the location of firefighting equipment on your floor, such as fire extinguishers and fire hoses. However, remember that your safety comes first, and attempting to fight a large fire on your own can be dangerous.
  5. Follow Official Instructions: If emergency services arrive, follow their instructions explicitly. They are trained to handle these situations and will guide you to safety.


Preparation is the key to navigating a fire emergency successfully. By staying calm, evacuating promptly, and following emergency protocols, residents in Dubai can contribute to their safety and the overall resilience of the community in the face of such challenges. Always prioritize life over property and trust in the well-established emergency response systems in place.

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