Are Dubai buildings earthquake safe?
23 June 2013 Last updated at 13:04 BST
Dubai is well-known for its tall towers but tremors felt in the city earlier this year, from earthquakes in the region, caused alarm - if no damage.
Authorities now plan to toughen up building regulations to offer more quake resistance - but it is costly to developers, so is it necessary? And are existing buildings safe?
Jonathan Frewin reports.