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2020 United Arab Emirates explosions

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2020 United Arab Emirates explosions
Date31 August 2020
LocationAbu Dhabi and Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Non-fatal injuriesSeveral
Property damageRestaurant

On 31 August 2020, two explosions in the United Arab Emirates killed three people and injured many others.[1] The first explosion occurred in Abu Dhabi, killing two people, including a Sri Lankan.[2] while the second explosion occurred in Dubai, killing one.[1]

The explosion in Abu Dhabi occurred at a KFC restaurant near the airport, hours before the first official direct flight from Israel to the UAE to commemorate the countries' peace agreement. News sources from the UAE indicated that the explosions were caused by kitchen gas canisters.[3]

See also[edit]

  • 2008 Dubai explosion
  • List of explosions


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Three killed, several hurt in two UAE restaurant blasts". 31 August 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2020 – via Reuters.
  2. "Two killed, several injured in Abu Dhabi restaurant gas explosion: Police". Al Arabiya English. 31 August 2020. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  3. "Explosions Rock UAE as Historic Flight From Israel Lands in Abu Dhabi". Israel Today. Retrieved 31 August 2020.

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