Dubai: Heavy Rainfall Prompts Traffic Diversions on Sheikh Zayed Road

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Due to heavy rainfall in Dubai on the evening of February 12 and throughout the night, road diversions have been enforced, prompting motorists to seek alternative routes to their destinations.

The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) has redirected traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road in the Jebel Ali area and advised drivers to opt for alternate pathways. Recommended routes include Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road for those traveling towards Abu Dhabi, and Seih Shuaib Street towards Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road for commuters coming from Abu Dhabi.

Motorists traveling from Dubai to Abu Dhabi encountered significant flooding on Sheikh Zayed Road last night, with vehicles moving slowly to mitigate any potential risks. Dubai Police and emergency teams were deployed at strategic points along the affected areas to assist drivers. Crisis teams across the emirate are actively addressing the aftermath of the rainfall, striving to restore smooth traffic flow and ensure public safety.

Similarly, Abu Dhabi Police and Civil Defense teams have mobilized all available resources to respond to the adverse weather conditions in the capital and assess the impacts of heavy rain, prioritizing the safety of residents. In response to the ongoing rain, private sector companies in the UAE have been urged to maintain flexible work arrangements on February 13. Additionally, government employees in Dubai will continue remote work for an additional day on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

On Tuesday, we may expect partly overcast skies and, in certain parts of the north and east, a risk of rain during the day. Fog or mist may develop in coastal and inland regions, especially in the west, as the humidity is predicted to last until Wednesday morning. Predictions for the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea indicate that maritime conditions will be rough in the morning, gradually easing to moderate to modest levels, with winds being light to moderate and occasionally intensifying as clouds accumulate.

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