|10 January, 2020

Dubai Airports issues advisory after heavy rain lashes emirate

Heavy rain hit parts of Dubai on Friday evening

Image used for illustrative purpose. Cars drive through a flooded street in Al-Barsha after heavy rainfall drenched the city causing major road-blocks in Dubai, January 15, 2008. Many roads were flooded in the emirate of Dubai, which attracts sun-hungry tourists with its year-round blue skies.

Image used for illustrative purpose. Cars drive through a flooded street in Al-Barsha after heavy rainfall drenched the city causing major road-blocks in Dubai, January 15, 2008. Many roads were flooded in the emirate of Dubai, which attracts sun-hungry tourists with its year-round blue skies.

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UAE  - Some flights could be delayed and roads leading up to the airport could be congested after heavy rains lashed Dubai, the airport authority has announced.

In an tweet, Dubai Airports advised those flying tonight or tomorrow morning to leave extra time to reach the airport. Travellers were also advised to check their flight status on airline websites.

"Heavy rainfall is expected tonight and may cause flight delays and road congestion. Customers travelling tonight or tomorrow morning are advised to leave extra time to reach the airport and to check their flight status on http://dubaiairports.ae or airline websites," the full tweet read.

Heavy rain and a thunderstorm lashed parts of Dubai and Al Ain on Sunday, the National Centre of Meteorology confirmed earlier.

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