Safety concerns over building standards in UAE towers
The construction industry in the UAE has seen a boom in recent years but, as buildings have gone up at breakneck speed, questions are being asked about safety standards.
A fatal fire in a Qatari shopping mall in May killed 19 people, and a series of high profile tower block blazes in the region have prompted authorities to revise fire regulations.
Simon Atkinson reports on the challenges for a safety industry trying to keep up with rapid construction.
22 Dec 2012
- From the section Middle East