Dubai below water after torrential rains, air site visitors disrupted | EUROtoday

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Lhe photos are worthy of a catastrophe movie. Torrential rains fell on a part of the Gulf, killing 18 individuals in Oman since Sunday and inflicting catastrophic flooding in Dubai, with air site visitors severely disrupted on Tuesday night.

The United Arab Emirates are hit by a historic storm, with the heaviest rainfall recorded in 75 years: 254.8 mm in 24 hours within the Al-Ain area, and practically 160 mm at Dubai airport, i.e. as a lot as in two years often, in accordance with the UAE meteorological providers.

In a video revealed by Jamie Smith on X, despatched by one among his mates from the airport, we are able to see the tarmac utterly underwater.

The airport utterly halted operations for 25 minutes throughout the day. “Due to the exceptional weather conditions, Dubai International Airport is temporarily diverting flights expected this evening until the situation improves,” DXB stated.

Although departing flights have been maintained into the night, many passengers have been unable to reach on time as a result of roads blocked by flooding.

The metro and a shopping mall flooded

The deluge additionally triggered flooding within the metro and Dubai's important procuring heart.

Faced with this unleashing of the weather, the United Arab Emirates closed faculties on Tuesday and Wednesday. Positive level: the rain, which continued for a great a part of the night time, ought to have stopped within the morning.