Wilders, who leads the largest opposition party in the Dutch parliament, shrugged off the Turkish criminal complaint and described Erdogan as a “loser.” Wilders has lived under tight security for 16 years due to death threats. Courtesy: Scott Walker, A man sweeps water from the running track along Kite Beach. He added that a legal case “against a Dutch politician that could possibly even lead to a curtailment of freedom of expression is not acceptable.” Khushnum Bhandari for The National, High winds caused damage to many buildings, including this one in Abu Dhabi's Tourist Club area. Ruel Pableo for The National, The low-lying Jebel Ali area is particularly badly hit. Wilders posted a cartoon depicting Erdogan wearing a bomb-resembling hat on his head, with the comment: “terrorist.” These cookies are used to improve your experience and provide more personalized service to you. Talib Jariwala / The National, Cloudy weather once again around the Corniche area in Abu Dhabi. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and sports events. Flydubai said its flights were also delayed, while some had been diverted. The rain has increased heavily overnight. Yahoo Daily News: By Baidurjo Bhose Dubai [UAE], October 26 (): The all-important selection committee meeting to pick the Indian squads for the tour of Australia is set to take place on Monday. The heavy showers have resulted in monstrous floods consuming public roads and vital … UAE facing flash floods as rainstorms sweep the country. “With additional rain expected later this evening, the disruption is expected to continue for the next 24 hours,” Dubai Airports said. Seas are likely to be extremely rough throughout the weekend. Follow us on Instagram. Ruel Pableo for The National, A rainbow appears among the clouds in Abu Dhabi. Police in Ras Al Khaimah were forced to close the Jebel Jais road due to unstable weather as the storms hit on Thursday. Until 1833 the town was tributary to the state of Abu Dhabi. Dubai is on the west side of the creek; the eastern part of the town is known as Dayrah (Deira). 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Ruel Pableo for The National, An abandoned car sits in flood water near the low-lying Discovery Gardens, one of the worst-hit areas. By the 1960s, Dubai's economy was based on revenues from trade and, to a smaller extent, oil exploration concessions, but oil was not discovered until 1966. “In the Netherlands, we consider freedom of expression as the highest good. Dubai International Airport (DXB), one of the busiest airports in the world, is facing long delays and cancelled flights after severe rainfall. Privacy Policy. The woman had to be rescued through the window as the car’s door was stuck and wouldn’t open. UAE braces for stormy weather this weekend, At least five dead as Eastern Mediterranean storms continue. Ruel Pableo, Commuters head to work through Discovery Gardens. Dubai has been criticised for human rights violations concerning the city's largely South Asian and Filipino workforce. Unusually heavy rain has hit Dubai, with rainfall reaching 150 mm/hour for 2.5 hours, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road towards Sharjah and the first interchange on Sheikh Zayed Road is now open in both directions after the removal of accumulated rainwater. Ruel Pableo for The National, Motorists appear to have abandoned their vehicles in this image from Ibn Battuta. It is located on the southeast coast of the Persian Gulf and is the capital of the Emirate of Dubai, one of the seven emirates that make up the country. The severe weather has also brought sand storms as well as heavy rain. Oil wells in the area have largely displaced the traditional occupations of pearl diving, fishing, and camel breeding. This will lead to intense rain, thunder and lightning, resulting in flash floods, poor horizontal visibility due to sand and dust, and rough sea conditions. The NCM said that since Thursday they have fired 425 flares of cloud seeding chemicals into the clouds and an additional 152 from ground cloud seeding generator. DUBAI: Heavy rain and flooding caused travel chaos in the UAE on Saturday with flights diverted and roads closed. Al-Abri said. A picture is worth a thousand words. “Customers are advised to check directly with their airlines for more specific flight information and allow additional time to get to the airport.

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