The overnight flooding occurrence in Dubai International Airport has left some passengers stranded after some flights faced continued disruption.
The stranded passengers were directed to check revised times with airlines and allow sufficient time to reach the airport.
Road users have asked to use the metro in Dubai to avoid traffic as commuters reported being stranded on the roads for hours.
The Dubai media office in a tweet wrote, “Unusually heavy rain has hit Dubai, with rainfall reaching 150 mm/hour for 2.5 hours, according to preliminary reports, resulting in water ponds in some areas of the emirate and traffic diversions.”
“Within 24 hours, the @DMunicipality has drained and pumped out around 1.3 million cubic meters of rainwater across Dubai”
Passengers were advised by the Emirates to arrive at the airport three hours before departure due to the heavy rainfall.
Emirate on its Twitter account wrote, “Heavy rainfall has caused disruptions to several flights departing from or arriving at @DXB today. Customers are requested to check their flight status.”
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Customers affected by flight cancellations are automatically rebooked on the next available flight.”
“Customers are being contacted and sent their updated booking to the email address registered with Emirates at the time of booking”.
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