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17/04/24 | 6:13 pm | Heavy Rain | UAE

Historic Rains Batter UAE, Cause Travel Chaos at Dubai Airport

The United Arab Emirates has been hit by an unprecedented downpour, receiving more rain in the past few days than it typically sees in a year.Official figures reveal that some areas received at least 200mm of rain, double the country’s average annual rainfall. The highest amount was recorded in Khatam Al Shaklah, Al Ain, at a staggering 259.5mm.

These torrential rains have caused widespread travel disruption, particularly at Dubai International Airport. The major airport was forced to shut down operations for a period due to flooding, and many passengers missed their flights. Roads leading to the airport remain flooded and impassable.

Dubai-based airline flydubai has partially resumed flights from Terminal 2, with departures scheduled after 8pm. Flights from Terminal 3 are expected to resume after midnight. However, many other flights have been cancelled due to the ongoing weather conditions and road closures.

By Vinod Kumar (UAE)

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