May 27, 2024

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Water flooded the premises

Water flooded the premises

The most popular city in the United Arab Emirates has been left under water after a severe storm left scenes of devastation. One of the most flood affected places The Dubai MallWorld's largest shopping mall.

At X, videos recorded by tourists or employees of the site appeared, where you can see workers removing water from the premises and waterfalls falling from the surface. Some common areas are completely flooded.

with Six floors of shops and ten floors of parkingThe Dubai Mall is the largest shopping center on the planet: it has total commercial space 502,000 square meters.

There are more than 1,200 shops, many of which are the most expensive brands in the world, as well as a hypermarket and different service shops.

Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world. Photo: Bloomberg

Just like Burj Khalifa or Sea World, Dubai Mall is one of the most recommended tourist spots in the city due to its luxury and grandeur.

Unexpected rain

It doesn't rain in Dubai. What happened this Tuesday was different. in one day than 120 mm of rain has fallenA figure close to the annual average.

It usually rains only a few days a year in the UAE, with no rain in the summer.

A large number of cars floated down the main streets of Dubai. Photo: A.P

The rainiest month is February, with an average of 16 mm, and the least rainy is August, with an average of 0 mm.

In earlier years, the lack of rain was so severe that government officials thought of building a mountain to generate rain.

Strong mobilizations for the event

Because of the storms, police and emergency workers made their way slowly through flooded streets, emergency lights illuminating the dark morning. Lightning streaked across the sky, occasionally grazing the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.

Most schools in the emirates, a confederation of seven kingdoms, were closed and government employees worked from home as much as possible.

Generally it does not rain in Dubai. Photo: EFE

Many workers did not go to their jobs, but some went out, their cars stuck in standing water in some areas.

Officials mobilized tanker trucks to clear waterlogged roads and highways.