A fire engulfed a high-rise building under construction in Dubai, trapping dozens of workers. Picture: Gregory Shipley
The building was one of a cluster being constructed near the Dubai marina. Picture: Kamran Hussain
Witnesses said the fire broke out about 1230 (0730 GMT) and it was some time before the emergency services arrived. Picture: David Balloch
Trapped workers were seen on upper floors waving towels and hanging on to scaffolding as black smoke billowed.
Some began climbing down well before the emergency services arrived.
Helicopters were used to airlift them away from the fire and smoke.
Many construction workers in the United Arab Emirates are Asians, mainly from the Indian subcontinent.