/ 18 April 2024

An airport turns into a marina


Residents in Dubai are facing a huge clean-up after rare torrential rains dumped 120mm of rain (more than a year’s worth…) on the desert city in a single day, causing roads to collapse, businesses and homes to flood, and schools to close. If you haven’t already seen the incredible photos and videos taken at Dubai International Airport (aka the world’s busiest airport), planes were forced to taxi through water that made the tarmac look like a lake. And what a surprise, that has caused a lot of flight disruptions… Heavy rain also fell over neighbouring Oman, leaving at least 18 people dead in the flooding. That includes 10 children and an adult who were onboard a school bus that was swept away in the water.

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