A statement from the Dubai government on Twitter says no injuries have been reported as yet.
The devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London in June left at least 80 people dead and prompted testing of cladding on residential towers across the UK.
Witness Samer Fathallah told CNN the fire engulfed 30 to 40 residences.
An investigation by Torch Tower's management found that most of the damage from the 2015 fire was to the cladding. It took about 10 minutes for the residents from the 50th floor to exit the building.
This is the latest in a series of fires in tall structures in the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf's tourism and business hub, over the past three years.
Residents are now being sheltered in three nearby hotels, according to the Dubai Media Office, which has tweeted images of firefighters rescuing pets from the building.
Its publication was delayed to allow further changes to be made in the wake of the Address fire and several other high rise blazes where external cladding and other building materials were thought to be a contributing factor.
Earlier this year, Dubai passed new fire safety rules requiring buildings with quick-burning side paneling to replace it with more fire-resistant siding. "Cooling operations are underway".
Dubai skyscrapers are equipped with smoke-free, fire-proof safety zones that allow residents to safely exit the building in case of fire, while simultaneously allowing firefighters to combat the blaze and limit damage.
Military households approved of transgender people serving in the military 55 percent to 39 percent, according to the poll . The Quinnipiac poll surveyed 1,125 voters nationwide between July 27 and August 1 over landline telephones and cellphones.
Unsurprisingly Apple is now looking to appeal Conley's ruling, but so far they have yet to publicly comment on it. Conley said he would not rule in that case until Apple has had an opportunity to appeal the 2015 jury verdict.
On Friday, she tweeted that she's "no longer under federal investigation" and that she has been "completely exonerated". Retweeting the USA reporter's Twitter post , she wrote: 'My daughter Kathleen Mary is a wonderful human being'.
The main event this week is the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) rate meeting out at 5.30 BST on Tuesday morning, August 1. The economy is nearly out of the reversal of mining investment that had been weakening growth of late - another bonus.
The target price would suggest a potential downside of -2.83% from United Utilities Group PLC (LON:UU)'s previous stock close. The Perritt Capital Management Inc holds 295,550 shares with $6.65 million value, down from 316,837 last quarter.
The stakes are too high to experiment with our national defense or to inadvertently cause harm to those wishing to serve. The military should continue to treat all of its courageous soldiers with respect, even if the president does not.
Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska were the only two Republican senators who did not vote yes on the measure. Vice President Mike Pence breaks a tie in the Senate vote to proceed with debate on a health care bill.
Murphy also revealed via Twitter that the show will take place in MI over 11 episodes during the Presidential Election. The two played husband and wife in last year's Roanoke installment.
Full transcript leaked of Trump-Turnbull conversation
In it, the president remarks that Nieto speaks "beautifully ", adding that he does not think he "can speak that beautifully". Trump responded by saying " I hope so " before thanking Turnbull and hanging up. " I will be there again and again ".
India beat Sri Lanka by 304 runs, take 1-0 lead
In reply, Sri Lanka had restricted to mere 291 runs despite Dilruwan Perera's unbeaten 92 runs and Angelo Mathews 83 runs. Since there's a lot of time remaining for the action, the players of Team India made a decision to blow some steam off.
EVs now affordable with first Tesla Model 3 delivered to…
However, for the next few months Tesla will be producing only a $44,000 version with 310 miles of range and zippier acceleration. In August, Tesla is planning to roll out 100 units of Model 3 and it will be increased to over 1,500 units by September-end.
The Dangers of the Senate Health Care Vote
Senate passage of a health care bill would set up discussions with the House, which approved its version in May. John McCain was right in the middle of it on Tuesday when he spoke to his fellow members.
New James Bond film in the works
It will be number 25 in the franchise about the MI5 spy, but it is still not clear if Daniel Craig will reprise his main role. When is the new James Bond film out in the UK? The movie will be produced by Eon's Michael G.