Two shops near Bur Dubai Hindu temple catch fire
Published on February 17, 2020 at 17.02
Two small novelty stores below the Hindu temple in Bur Dubai caught fire at approximately 1am on Monday morning. (Photos: Rahul Gajjar/KT)
The shops were located exactly next to the staircase leading up to the temple. However, the temple itself did not sustain any damages.
The Bur Dubai Hindu temple is visited by thousands of Hindu expatriates in the UAE.
The fire began at a store called Al Dafa Novelty shops.
However, since the shutter of the store was closed, residents in the area were not able to extinguish the fire immediately.
Soon, the fire spread to a second store nearby, a flower shop proprietor in Bur Dubai told Khaleej Times.
The exact cause of the fire remains unknown. However, nearby shop owners said the civil defense were quick to arrive on scene and extinguish the fire. Several devotees who went to the temple on Monday morning were asked not to enter the temple for safety reasons.