Flooding in Dubai

Emergency services were stretched, with firefighters using trucks to pump waist-deep water from flooded streets while stranded drivers navigated around abandoned vehicles. The main road connecting Dubai and Abu Dhabi was also shut down, adding to the chaos. The airport faced significant challenges in resuming operations, with ongoing delays and diversions affecting thousands of travelers.  Emirates, the largest carrier at the airport, had to suspend check-in services on Wednesday, further complicating the situation.