Heavy Rain And Storms In Dubai

28 India flights cancelled…

Dubai has been affected by heavy rain and storms that have caused widespread flooding across the UAE.

The record-breaking rainfall has resulted in diverted or delayed flights, while cars have been stranded on flooded roads.

"Flights continue to be delayed and diverted. We are working hard to recover operations as quickly as possible in very challenging conditions," a Dubai Airports spokesperson said.

Indian aviation authorities have cancelled nearly 15 flights bound for Dubai, while 13 flights to India have been cancelled.

Dubai's flagship Emirates Airline said it is halting all check-ins for passengers for the day as bad weather in Dubai has caused travel chaos.

"Emirates is working hard to restore our scheduled operations, and our teams will provide all possible support to affected customers," the airline said in the statement.

Flagship shopping centres Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates both suffered flooding and water was ankle-deep at Metro stations. Officials said Metro trains are currently operating on specific routes as maintenance work is underway at stations on Red and Green lines.

The storm's impact extended beyond Dubai, with the entire UAE and neighbouring Bahrain experiencing similar flooding and chaos.

Edited By: Arusha Farooq

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