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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