- Footage of Abu Dhabi and Dubai being lashed by heavy rains and winds flooded social media on Wednesday.
- Schools in both emirates were closed as the storm resulted in flooding which led to floating cars and the rain smashing into buildings.
- Departure flights at Dubai's two international airports have been slightly delayed due to bad weather conditions but operations are largely unaffected, the Dubai Airports operator said.
- Authorities at Abu Dhabi Airport had earlier suspended flights until further notice for safety reasons.
- Residents have been documenting the rare storm online.
Rain storm battering the UAE. Will now post some videos. This is from last night in Abu Dhabi. Everyone drive safe pic.twitter.com/jtBgKMjHAQ— سلطان سعود القاسمي (@SultanAlQassemi) March 9, 2016
video: Abu Dhabi 'shaken' badly by heavy rains pic.twitter.com/0wAZ7jfefx— Khalid Khan™ (@khalidkhan787) March 9, 2016