Rains create havoc in Dubai

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Rain, thunder and hail storm are becoming a routine fixture for Dubai. Just last month there was strong rain fall in Dubai and UAE. Now, the residents of Dubai have experienced another burst of thunder with rains that are falling cats and dogs.

There were four deaths reported due to rain affected damages. Among other incidents, the Indian pavilion in Global Village collapsed, killing one and injuring many.

The heavy rains caused leaks in the Mall of the Emirates. The area around Ski Dubai was cordoned off and buckets placed to catch the drips.

At Dubai Mall, the car parks and taxi bays were still mostly in shallow water a day after the rains. A convenience store was closed after the plasterboard on its ceiling partly fell away.

Khaleej Times reported reported water-logging and flooding in some areas in Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim that are close to seashore. Low lying parts of Al Quoz Industrial Area also had waterlogged roads.

The worst hit was Emirates Road, which saw a partial closure as several cars submerged in the floods.

Around 275 civic staff and more than 25 tankers with different capacities were involved in the operations, according to Abdul Latif Ali Al Jallaf, Head of Operations with Irrigation Maintenance Network Section of the Municipality.

The emirates of Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras Al Khamiah are also badly hurt by the rains.

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