(MENAFN Press) This was the scene in Media Rotana Dubai in Al Barsha South on 23rd July 2009. It was a mock fire drill.
The drill, which started around 09:00 on Thursday, lasted for one hour and tested the rescue capabilities of police, civil defense and the safety and security team at the hotel.
The Civil Defense conducted the mock fire drill and evacuation exercise at Media Rotana Dubai to check the preparedness of their emergency team as well as the hotel's.
The drill comes as part of Civil Defense's annual plan for emergency exercises and drills.
Guests at the hotel were briefed in advance and several chose to participate as they fully supported the hotel initiative and concern for their safety.
Mr. Mustafa Ainen, General Manager of Media Rotana Dubai, commented saying:
'Hotels can face such an emergency situation and these kind of emergency and evacuation plans try to anticipate most of those. However, the primary aim of this exercise was to reinforce our safety procedures within the property. It also trains the property staff in fire prevention, evacuation, fire safety, use of fire extinguishers and first aid.'
Adding: 'A special thanks goes to Dubai Civil Defense and the Engineering department at the Media Rotana Dubai who organized this fire drill, also to mention the great effort of the firefighting team, the ambulance department and Dubai Police team who showed a quick response on site.'