Dubai floods in apocalyptic terms disturb the idyllic city.

Apocalyptic' Dubai floods shake picture-perfect city
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The filter came off this week if Dubai is the perfect Instagram metropolis.

Rainstorms destroyed Dubai’s idyllic image over the course of an extraordinary 48 hours, as the sky over the United Arab Emirates grew darker.The UAE received almost twice as much rain in a single day—about 25 centimeters (10 inches)—which submerged most of the city’s outdoor infrastructure.
British expatriate Jordache Ruffels said to BBC News that being in Dubai during the storms was like “living through the apocalypse.”
Overlooking the normally serene harbor in the city, he stood in his flat and watched as ferocious gusts threw furniture from balconies and abandoned Rolls-Royce automobiles onto roads that abruptly turned into rivers.

We couldn’t see anything beyond our balcony because we live high up. Even though it was only afternoon, it seemed like midnight,” he remarked.
Forecasters at news channel Weather reported that a group of four massive storms, each fueled by strong jet streams and rising to a height of 15 km (9 miles) into the atmosphere, surged into the United Arab Emirates in sequence.

Residents received warnings through a public alert system, but Dubai’s weather infrastructure was unprepared for the worst rains since 1949. Heavy rainfall over the Gulf’s desert landscape is not unheard of.
Given the extent of the flooding that struck Dubai this week, very few contemporary cities could have reacted appropriately.

It was difficult for the city’s main attractions to deal with the unexpected inflow of water because they were mostly indoors due to the intense heat.
The storm struck as 29-year-old UK resident Caroline Seubert and her husband were at a mall.
“The mall was flooded, ceilings were collapsing,” she claimed. The metro was closed and the taxis weren’t operating when we were advised to leave, so we ended up stuck and spent the night in the mall lobby.
The storm’s ferocity submerged “neighborhoods,” but “people were aware” that it was approaching, according to British teacher Matt Weir, who has spent ten years teaching in Dubai.

Though the coming week’s forecast is more or less clear and sunny, some storms are still expected, and Dubai’s leaders are calculating the cost since roads and other infrastructure are still severely damaged.

“Authorities to quickly work on studying the condition of infrastructure throughout the UAE and to limit the damage caused,” issued a public order by President Sheikh Mohammed bin Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates.An error occurred during generation. Please try again, or contact support if it continues.

Both private companies and government employees have been urged to work remotely until the end of the week. There have been closures at schools around the nation.
The elderly guy who perished in Ras Al Khaimah when his car washed away is the only official death toll in the United Arab Emirates as of now, local media reports.

Dubai International Airport, the second busiest airport in the world, has experienced some of the greatest disruption. In 2024, approximately 90 million passengers—more than Germany’s population—are scheduled to pass through this airport.
Though witnesses claim it has fallen into chaos following the floods, it serves as a crucial hub for travel to the Gulf and connecting planes going farther afield.
Passengers were left stuck in the terminal building when flights could not take off due to a waterlogged taxiway.

Emirates, the national carrier, was compelled to cease taking in any new passengers for check-in. Even though check-in is now back open, a large number of passengers “are still waiting to get on flights,” according to the statement.

Among those still in the unknown is Jo Reilly. With her children Holly, 13, and Ruby, 9, on a flight from Vietnam via Dubai back to the UK, the 41-year-old was caught in the storm.
Once they finally touched down at another airport in Dubai, after spending two and a half hours circling the Gulf in search of a chance to land, they were informed in the middle of the night to board a bus in order to return to their initial destination.

According to her statement to BBC News, her girls “were practically crushed in a stampede as hundreds of desperate people were fighting for a seat on the coach.”

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The situation did not improve when they finally arrived at Dubai International Airport. According to Jo, “We asked if we may have food and drink. None at all. Nothing exists in this place. The state of people is appalling.It seems we’re really fortunate to have that option, as we’ve been told Sunday night is the earliest we may return home.

“I asked, ‘Oh, so we’re just to carry on sleeping on the floor?’ because Emirates was claiming there were no hotel rooms available.” Pointing to the corner of the check-in area, they replied, “Yes, go make yourself comfortable over there.”

The UK’s Jonathan Finchett described “apocalyptic” scenes in the airport, when travelers arrived to discover their flights were canceled.
He reported seeing families “barricading themselves behind a circle of luggage trolleys to keep themselves safe because they didn’t feel that safe because there was absolutely no staff.”.
“Pure chaos” was the state of the lines at the ticket booths, he commented, adding that “hundreds of people were stampeding towards this, like a crush.” Women were suddenly shouting that they were having trouble breathing.”

According to Emirates, schedules were getting back to normal, and the company understood “how difficult it is for everyone affected.”

Dubai International Airport stated: “As much as possible, we’ve been providing necessary assistance and amenities to affected guests, but due to road blockages, it’s taken longer than we would have liked.”

According to Jordache Ruffels, following prompt action by the authorities, things have “practically returned to normal” in the city currently. “There’s a sense of unity and togetherness in times like this,” he continued.
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There are four ways that climate change impacts severe weather.
After the oil boom in the 1970s, when just 100,000 people lived there, Dubai, now home to 3.5 million people, would have looked quite different from what it is today.

In addition, there is an annual influx of 14 million tourists, comprising influencers and celebrities who are looking for opulent hotels and beautiful settings (that disturbance included UK reality TV personalities Joey Essex and James Argent).
Even international publications may be regulated prior to circulation, in keeping with their contemporary image of strict political and regulatory control over media content.
Concerned about potential consequences, a few residents of Dubai that the station has recently spoken with have requested to stay nameless.

The author of a book about the United Arab Emirates is the scholar Matthew Hedges. Accused of spying, he was wrongfully imprisoned and subjected to torture in 2018.
Speaking with inhabitants of the UAE, he told News Channel that they are frustrated with the lack of preparation for these floods and that they are aware that extreme weather is a long-term problem for the nation.

Speaking further, Mr. Hedges said, “They have no way to safely or legitimately voice their concerns.” They will face punishment and repression if they comply.”An error occurred during generation. Please try again, or contact support if it continues.
The majority of the population is made up of migrant laborers, who are expected to be disproportionately affected by climate-related disasters, and he expressed concern for them.

He continued, saying, “Emirates won’t suffer since they have occupations that allow them to work from home and drive 4×4 vehicles. Foreign laborers will be the ones doing it.

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