Dubai Civil Defence confirmed that a car in the basement level of the building had caught fire and that the building was evacuated.
Fire crews and ambulances were on the scene quickly, and the fire was under control just after midday. People were allowed back into the tower shortly afterwards.
"Made it down 27 flights of stairs, Shatha Tower, thankfully no one was hurt #fire #dubai #mediacity," tweeted @JamanaAHannoud.
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