Unprecedented Torrential Rains in UAE Prompt Remote Work Directive from Crown Prince

Rains in Dubai

Dubai: In an unusual turn of events, the United Arab Emirates, a region known for its arid climate, has been experiencing torrential rains across major cities including Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Al Ain. The downpour, which began on Monday night, has been accompanied by lightning and thunder, leading to flooding even in desert areas.

The Gulf News has reported moderate flooding in several regions, with Sharjah and Al Ain witnessing heavy rain and lightning late into the night. The situation escalated with the fall of heavy hailstones in various locations.

Social media has been abuzz with videos and posts depicting the severe weather conditions, showcasing the intensity of the rain, hail, and thunderstorms affecting the area.

The National Meteorological Center (NCM) has forecasted continued unstable weather, with the skies remaining partly cloudy and the possibility of moderate to heavy rainfall. This weather anomaly is also expected to bring a significant drop in temperature, alongside the ongoing lightning and thunder.

In response to the extreme weather conditions, Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the Crown Prince and Chairman of the Executive Council, has issued a directive for Ajman Government employees to work remotely starting Tuesday, April 16, 2024. This measure aims to ensure the safety of government workers amidst weather fluctuations. All government departments within the Ajman Emirate are included in this directive, except those employees whose physical presence is deemed essential at their respective workplaces.

Rains in Dubai

Residents and government employees are advised to stay updated on the latest weather reports and adhere to safety guidelines issued by local authorities. The NCM continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as the weather develops.