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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Heavy Flooding Paralyzes Dubai: Airport Operations Halted, Mall and Metro Station Affected

Heavy rain caused flooding in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, leading to brief operational halts at the international airport and ankle-deep water at one metro station.
Flagship shopping centers Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates were also affected.

The storms, which left at least 18 people dead in Oman, paralyzed Dubai and caused widespread flooding in the UAE and Bahrain.

Heavy flooding caused by unusual storms affected roads and residential areas in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a desert country.

Schools were closed and further storms with hail were forecast for Wednesday.

Dubai airport, the world's busiest international hub, suspended operations for 25 minutes and cancelled over 50 flights due to flooding on the apron.

A Dubai Airports spokesperson confirmed the temporary suspension and ongoing recovery efforts.

The Asian Champions League football semi-final between Al Ain (UAE) and Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia) was postponed due to heavy rain in Al Ain.

The area received over 80mm of rain, nearing the annual average of 100mm.

The weather board advised residents to take precautions and avoid flooded areas.
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