Traffic delays after bus catches fire in Dubai Marina

The incident occurred near JLT Metro Station during rush hour

A bus caught fire in Dubai Marina on Tuesday morning, causing a build-up of traffic during rush hour.

Videos posted to social media show the vehicle engulfed in flames on Al Marsa Street, opposite La Riviera Tower near JLT Metro Station.

Eyewitnesses said the fire started around 7.20am, Gulf News reported.

Residents said Dubai Civil Defence was on the scene within minutes.

Dubai Police were reporting traffic delays as a result of the incident around 7.45am.

Police officers could still be seen directing traffic in the area shortly before 8.30am.