Published on : Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Abu Dhabi International airport suspended all flights in an announcement made on their website “Due to severe weather conditions, flights at Abu Dhabi International Airport are suspended until further notice, for the safety of our passengers and in line with civil aviation regulations.”
Emirates announced flights maybe delayed due to poor weather conditions and travellers were told to check their flight schedules.
The roads were water logged and motorists have been asked to drive with caution owing to heavy rains and low visibility. Motorists have been cautioned to reduce speed to avoid sudden sliding.
Traffic towards Dubai from Abu Dhabi has been diverted away from Al Taweelah Bridge due to rising water levels.
Traffic has stopped in both directions on Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Road at Al Samha due to slippery roads.
Strong winds and heavy rain have damaged buildings. An Abu Dhabi resident reported the roof of the substation on the third floor of International Tower in Abu Dhabi has been pulled off and civil defence are on site dealing with damage. Fujairah roads flooded as parents went to collect their children from school.