There’s no denying that yesterday’s rain wreaked havoc in the UAE. Cars were sinking, schools were closing, windows were smashing, and Abu Dhabi airport nearly came to a full standstill. Here’s an update on the video footage.

While some of your were determined not to let the rain ruin your day, with many seeing it as an extension of watersports, bringing out their wakeboards and kayaks, for others the situation was more dangerous with strong winds ripping windows from buildings and the heavy downpour tearing through roofs. We’ve gathered a selection of footage that shows the more lighthearted reactions, but also the ugly side of yesterday’s appalling weather:

Jebel Ali exit is closed. Everything is still flooded #jebelali #dubai #dubairain

A video posted by marky mark (@mark.ballas) on

When it rains, it pours. #rainindubai #dubairain #mydubai

A video posted by @ellydubai on


Main image: Twitter @RichyRobs