It's raining cats and dogs in Dubai and no one can handle it

Published: March 9, 2016

Unexpected rainfall lashed parts of Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Wednesday leaving residents stranded due to severe water logging across several areas.

According to reports, the Abu Dhabi Education Council ordered all government and private schools in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to remain closed today and tomorrow as a result of adverse weather conditions.

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Due to the heavy rain and thunderstorms, several schools in Dubai requested parents to pick up their children earlier than the usual time, Gulf News reported.

Further, electricity breakdowns were reported by several residents in the Jumeirah Park area, traffic remained slow near Jumeirah Lake Towers and Discovery Gardens, according to Emirates 24/7.

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While some people took to Twitter to complain about flooded living rooms, most enjoyed the weather, and some pointed out how unprepared the Dubai government was for such a situation:

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  • hiro bachani
    Mar 9, 2016 - 5:22PM

    the media like to blow up things beyond the normal —- it is not at all as bad as being reported- i was caught in the heavy rains – and had to walk under a plastic cover for over a km- but that was fun- dubai gets about 4 inches of rain per year- mumbai gets about 80 inches per year- karachi i think gets about 30 inches per rain per year- so how could 4 inches hurt….just think— all these reports show a very small part of the country and make it look like the whole of dubai is suffering- nothing to worry- in fact rains are welcome in dubai- and the infra-structure is great- Recommend

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