Flights at Dubai International Airport were delayed on Saturday with some cancellations due to flooding.
“Dubai Airports can confirm that due to heavy rainfall and flooding earlier today, Dubai International (DXB) is experiencing operational disruptions,” an official said.
“We are working closely with our service partners to get back to full operations as soon as possible, however flight delays are expected to continue through the day with some cancellations and diversions to Dubai World Central (DWC).”
The Dubai Media Office tweeted that “ponds” had formed in some areas due to “unusually heavy rain” of 150mm an hour for more than two hours.
Rainfall is expected to continue on Sunday across northern, eastern and southern areas from Ras Al Khaimah, Al Ain to Asab.