A huge explosion shook buildings in Dubai late on July 7 with Dubai authorities saying there was a fire on board a commercial ship anchored off Jebal Ali Port, reported Arab News. No injuries have been reported, the office said, adding that the fire had been brought under control. A video posted by Lovin Dubai showed a bright explosion filmed from an apartment tower. A Dubai official told Al Arabiya that the fire was due to a natural accident that happened inside a container that contained flammable materials. A resident in Dubai told Arab News that they heard a loud explosion and felt that their windows were shaking. An Arab News reporter near the entrance to Jebel Ali Port saw emergency service vehicles going in. A worker at the port said he heard an enormous explosion that made his ears ring and then the area became thick with smoke, reported Arab News. He said the fire had been put out quickly. Jebel Ali Free Zone attracts nearly a quarter of foreign direct investment to Dubai, with more than 8,000 companies having established operations in the commercial zone since its inception in the mid-1980s, according to its website.