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Tailbacks on Sheikh Zayed Road after fire breaks out

This morning a fire broke out at on construction site on Shiekh Zayed Road heading towards Abu Dhabi. Traffic on both sides has slowed down due to rubberkneckers. 

At around 12:15pm an eyewitness told Emirates 24/7: "A dark plume of smoke is still visible across Sheikh Zayed Road, originating from a building next to the First Gulf metro station. Traffic is already building up in the area, heading in the direction of Abu Dhabi."

The fire was reported to have started at around 11am, Civil Defence are currently trying to get the fire under control.