Videos: Chaos on Dubai roads as heavy morning rainfall lashed city
Traffic crawled to a standstill in many parts of Dubai and the wider UAE on Monday morning, while some flights at Dubai International were delayed.
Commuters in the UAE faced heavy traffic after a number of main roads remained flooded with water.
The heavy downpour on Monday morning also caused some schools to close down.
Motorists in Sharjah found themselves gridlocked in traffic as the city came to an almost complete halt, with transport buses and school buses attempting to cut their way through traffic.
Emirates Airline confirmed that some flights into and out of Dubai International Airport have been delayed due to the weather conditions, and passengers were advised to check with their carrier for the latest updates.
“Due to adverse weather conditions in the UAE, a number of Emirates flights into and out of Dubai have been delayed. Customers are requested to check the status of their flights on emirates.com for latest updates on departure and arrival times of their flights,” the airline said in a statement.
Authorities urged motorists to take extra caution and reduce speeds when navigating wet passageways and highways, to avoid more accidents.
“We request motorists to drive carefully and safely due to rain on some internal and external parts of Dubai,” Dubai Police said on Twitter.