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Rare Rainstorm In Dubai Brings The City to Standstill!

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Rare Deluge Stalls City, Swamps World’s Busiest Airport

The heart of Dubai shuddered to a standstill yesterday as relentless rain, a rare fury in the desert metropolis, turned streets into rivers and flooded the tarmac of its iconic international airport. Flights screeched to a halt, travelers left stranded, as the skies opened up and poured a year’s worth of rainfall in a single day.

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Across the United Arab Emirates, the downpour is a stark and unsettling reminder of a changing climate. Schools stand empty, cars abandoned where floodwaters rose too quickly. This isn’t the Dubai of gleaming skylines and scorching sun; it’s a city caught off-guard, battling a force of nature it seldom encounters.

Footage from Dubai International Airport paints a picture of chaos barely contained. Planes taxi through what appears to be a shallow lake, support vehicles half-submerged in the onslaught. Hours of diverted flights and mounting delays are a testament to the sheer power of the storm.

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The neighboring nation of Oman mourns a tragic loss – 10 schoolchildren and their driver swept away by raging floodwaters. The weight of this news hangs heavy, a chilling counterpoint to Dubai’s struggle against the elements.

While experts caution against hasty conclusions, the question lingers: is climate change to blame? The science is clear – a warmer world means a wetter atmosphere, capable of unleashing storms of terrifying intensity. For the Middle East, accustomed to its arid expanse, this downpour is a stark warning, a glimpse of a future where the exceptional might become the norm.

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