A fire has broken out in at The Address hotel in central Dubai, close the Burj Khalifa.
The the Burj Khalifa is host to the annual fireworks display in Dubai - considered one of the largest in the world.
Burning debris fell from the 300m-tall building as firefighters arrived at the scene.
The blaze is reported to have started on the 20th floor, on the outside of the tower.
Internal fire-fighting systems were operating to try to prevent it getting inside the hotel.
The cause of the blaze is unclear.
It erupted ahead of a major New Year’s Eve fireworks display, to be held at the Burj Khalifa - the tallest building in the world.