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Dubai prepares for heavy rain: travel disruptions expected | Read Advisory

In anticipation of potential congestion, Dubai airports have advised passengers departing from Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport to plan their journeys carefully

Written by  Jasleen Kaur -- May 02nd 2024 04:04 PM
Dubai prepares for heavy rain: travel disruptions expected | Read Advisory

Dubai prepares for heavy rain: travel disruptions expected | Read Advisory

PTC Web Desk: As Dubai braces for heavy rainfall expected in the coming days, both Dubai Airports and major airlines have cautioned passengers about potential disruptions to travel plans. Reports indicate unsettled weather forecasts, prompting travellers to anticipate delays and congestion on roads, particularly on May 2 and May 3.

In anticipation of potential congestion, Dubai airports have advised passengers departing from Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport to plan their journeys carefully. Emphasising proactive planning, travellers are encouraged to utilise smart apps for real-time traffic updates, explore alternative routes and consider utilising the Dubai Metro for access to DXB Terminals 1 and 3. Additionally, passengers are advised to stay informed about their flight statuses by checking with their respective airlines.



The Dubai Government has announced the implementation of remote work arrangements for all its entities on May 2 and May 3 in response to the anticipated weather conditions. This directive, applicable to all government employees in Dubai except for essential on-site roles, aims to prioritise the safety and well-being of employees amidst adverse weather conditions. Similarly, the Dubai Government has recommended private sector companies to implement remote work arrangements during the specified days.

In line with precautionary measures, distance learning has been mandated for schools in Dubai and Sharjah. Furthermore, the Ports, Customs, and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) has temporarily suspended requests for the entry and departure of wooden dhows in Dubai, advising stakeholders to refrain from sailing during this period to mitigate potential risks. The Sharjah Sports Council has also cancelled  all sports activities and competitions, while parks across the region remain closed until May 3.

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert across the country, indicating extensive cloud cover and the likelihood of significant rainfall.

In response to the anticipated weather conditions, the Dubai Police has issued a public safety advisory, urging residents and visitors to avoid beaches and valley areas. With the aim of safeguarding lives and ensuring public safety, the police stress the importance of exercising caution while driving and adhering to safety guidelines.

- With inputs from agencies

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