The police also provided guidelines for safe driving in rainy conditions, which included maintaining a safe distance from road edges, inspecting brakes after passing through puddles, using low-beam headlights for better visibility, and ensuring that windshield wipers are in good working order.
Additionally, they warned against going to the sea due to strong currents and high waves.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) advised bus users to expect delays on some routes and suspended certain intercity bus routes due to extreme weather conditions.
Passengers traveling to and from Dubai International Airport (DXB) were encouraged to use the city's Metro system for easier access and depart earlier than planned take-off times.
The heavy rain and associated disruptions prompted authorities to call for flexible working arrangements from employers and for residents to exercise caution while navigating the city's roads during adverse weather conditions.