New regulations on fire safety for Dubai buildings to be implemented stating May

A new set of regulations due to be added to the UAE Fire and Safety Code is likely to be implemented in May according to Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, director of Dubai Civil Defence.

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Dubai is making changes to the code that governs use of imflammable material in building construction after the fire at The Address Downtown hotel on New Year’s Eve.
A new set of regulations due to be added to the UAE Fire and Safety Code is likely to be implemented in May according to Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, director of Dubai Civil Defence. According to Al Bayan, the new specifications would require installing a fire insulation layer in every two floors of the buildings to stop fires from spreading to the higher or lower floors. The layers will include non-flammable material that isolated and maintains the fire in the existing two floors only.
Building owners will also be required to renew no-objection certificates (NOCs) every year from civil defence to ensure structures remain safe. Comprehensive tests would also be required on a regular basis . This is a change from the present system of obtaining one NOC on initial completion of the building.