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DubaiStormAlert: Unprecedented Rains Put City on High Alert! ⚠️🌧️

Dubai, typically a desert city, is currently grappling with unusual weather patterns, with heavy rains and thunderstorms surprising residents. The sudden downpours have resulted in flash floods, affecting airports, metro stations, malls, roads, and businesses, all submerged under water. Social media is abuzz with photos and videos documenting these rare conditions. In response, the Dubai government has taken action to ensure public safety.

The National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) has issued a warning, advising residents to expect heavy rains during the first week of May. The forecast includes thunderstorms and advised the public to avoid beaches, boating, low-lying areas, and to exercise caution while driving. The Dubai National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) has already initiated rescue operations.

Private institutions have advised employees to work from home as a precaution. Schools have been closed temporarily, and the Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) has halted maritime traffic temporarily. Dubai airports have also issued advisories to travelers, suggesting they start their journeys earlier to accommodate extra travel time needed to safely reach the airport.

This unprecedented weather event on April 16 has rattled Dubai, turning streets, homes, and roads into rivers. The intense rain and lightning continue to terrify the populace. A red alert has been issued across several regions in the country, urging citizens to remain vigilant. Neighboring Oman also reported significant casualties due to the heavy rains. Dubai has witnessed its heaviest rainfall in over 75 years, causing chaos across the city.