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Dubai Rain: Heavy rains cause havoc, leaving streets and airport waterlogged

Dubai Airport cancelled, diverted and delayed flights on Saturday due to heavy rain and flooding.

The emirateThe emirate has received incessant rains in the last two days - OyeYeah News
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Heavy rains in Dubai have caused havoc, leaving several streets flooded including the airport.

The emirate has received incessant rains in the last two days, which are likely to continue till Thursday.

The Dubai Media Office called the rain “unusually heavy” and said that the “rainfall reached 150 mm/hour for two-and-a-half hours”, citing the preliminary reports.

Heavy rains have resulted in waterlogging and prompted the authorities concerned to divert traffic from some roads.

Dubai Airport, the world’s busiest international airport is experiencing delays, diversions and cancellations today after heavy rain flooded runways, aprons and terminals.

In an issued statement Dubai Airport asserted that authorities were doing their best to restore its full operational capacity with some flights being delayed, canceled or diverted to DWC.

Also, calling on travelers to directly contact airliners to keep themselves informed of any development with regard to their flights.

Meanwhile, Emirates Airlines also issued a statement over the prevalent weather conditions causing disruptions to several flights departing from or arriving at Dubai Airports today.

Flight Radar24 data shows 69% of flights delayed, with delays now averaging 2 hours.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.