A section of a service road in Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road is flooded on November 17, 2023.


UAE rain: Employees work from home amid floods

Many employees worked from home on Friday (November 17) after early morning rain and thunderstorms lashed parts of Dubai and the UAE, flooding several streets and roads.

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation had called on private companies on Thursday to apply flexible work setups on Friday due to forecast rain and thunderstorms.

In parts of Sheikh Zayed Road early on Friday morning, cars were seen partially submerged on flooded service roads, while in International City, rain with thunderstorm and strong winds lashed the community.


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Flooding was also reported in Dubai’s Karama area and Dubai Investment Park 2, with people seen wading through waist-length water. Schools in Dubai switched to online classes due to adverse weather conditions.

Flooded roads were also reported in Ajman and Sharjah, which were hit with heavy rain on Friday morning.

The National Centre of Meteorology had warned that rain was expected until Saturday and Monday, with strong winds expected to kick up dust and sand in some areas. ICA/Expat Media

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