The waters of Dubai Marina mysteriously turned orange on Thursday.
Residents were quick to share their concerns on social media suggesting that an oil spill could be responsible for the change in colour.
A spokesperson from Dubai’s Municipality said they had not yet identified the cause and a team of officials had been sent to inspect the site on Friday morning.
“There are some speculations that the spillage can be from a near by construction or from groundwater”, the spokesperson said.
Dubai Marina is one of the city’s luxury waterfront developments with a canal spanning 3.5 km offering access to the sea from both ends.