The First Group has stepped in to help those left homeless by the fire that ripped through the 86-storey Torch residential tower in February.
The Dubai-based property development and asset manage- ment firm has accommodated some of the blaze victims free of charge, handing over the keys to 20 studio and one-bedroom apartments situated within its Metro Central and First Central hotels (pictured) in TECOM “As one of Dubai’s leading property developers, we felt it was our duty to give back to the community and assist these residents by providing them with short-term accommodation so they can go about rebuilding their lives,” said The First Group joint chairman Danny Lubert. The company, which has forged a formidable reputation as a developer of high-quality hotel apartments in Dubai, has joined forces with Kingfield Owner Association Management Services, the entity that represents the interests of residents of the Torch – to house a number of those impacted by the fire.
The free accommodation has been provided to select residents for up to two months.
Investigations into the cause of the fire, which devastated 30 floors of the Torch on February 21, damaging more than 100 apartments and leaving residents homeless, are ongoing.