heavy rains continue to lash UAE

When it rains, it pours! Global warming of sorts must be sending dangerous signals because it is still raining mad here in the UAE, resulting in floods, congested roads and lots of accidents this morning. The normal journey that would usually take 20 minutes from home to work became more than 2.5 hours.

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~ pump trucks will be working overtime to get all these flood water ~

Rains are expected in this desert region but not rain that lasts for days, not the ones that make our car wipers work overtime! Clearly, something is wrong the the weather and although I welcome rain, the city of Dubai is so not prepared for it. There is no drainage system, the roads are slippery and some parts of the city are flooded.

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~ these men are soaked wet and surely cold ~

Though stuck in heavy traffic this morning, however, I am in no position to complain. I am dry, safe and warm inside our car. Some men on a truck in front of us are not as lucky.

10 thoughts on “heavy rains continue to lash UAE

  1. Hmmmm… Is it mere coincidence that the torrential, flooding rains occur while our President is in town??? 😉 I hope things clear up for you soon! I can’t believe those photos!

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