The hotel also later confirmed that a fire had occurred in its premises.
“The fire was swiftly brought under control and all guests were safely evacuated,” it said in a Twitter post around 11:00a.
“Our guests and colleagues are back in the hotel. We thank Dubai Civil Defence for their support.”
Movenpick added that the “minor fire” was reported on the second floor of the hotel about 10:00a.
“Our team responded rapidly to the incident and coordinated efforts to ensure the safety of our guests. The police and civil defence were informed and the fire was swiftly brought under control.
“All our guests and staff members were safely evacuated, accounted for, and returned back to the hotel within an hour. We cannot provide further details as the cause of this incident is being investigated by the local authorities.”
Last Sunday, another minor fire occurred on a balcony at the Tiger Tower, causing the building to be evacuated. No injuries were reported.
It followed a massive blaze across the road at Torch Tower early last Friday morning, the 2nd time the 86-fl building has caught fire in two years.
Again, there were no injuries, but residents have been unable to return to their apartments while the investigation takes place.
By Siobhan Downes
Paul Ebeling, Editor