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Are Dubai buildings earthquake safe?

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.

  • 23 Jun 2013
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