Lt. Col. Ahmad Atiq Burqibah, Deputy Director of the Search and Rescue Department Police told Gulf News: "We were alerted about the sinking of a floating house at around 12:30 pm (local time) without reporting any injuries."
"We rushed to the scene and reached the area within eight minutes due to the high tide at that time. The waves were 6 to 8 feet high and the seas were rough. Nobody was injured in the incident," added Lt Col Burqibah.
The divers of the Dubai Police searched underwater, for any survivors, but it was found to be empty.