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Disruptions continue at Dubai airport after unprecedented rainfall

Dubai airport, one of the world’s busiest, said on Friday it is limiting the number of arriving flights as disruptions continue after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suffered flooding this week due to the heaviest rains in decades.

The airport said it will limit the number of arriving flights for 48 hours starting Friday. It also called on passengers not to go to the airport unless airlines have confirmed the departure of their flight.

Air India said it has canceled flights to and from Dubai, while Emirates said it is suspending check-in on Friday.

On Tuesday, the UAE was lashed by downpours described by the National Center of Meteorology as the heaviest rainfall in the past 75 years. In the following days, videos showed the airport’s runways flooded and few flights able to land or depart.

The deluge also hit the streets of the UAE and at least one person died after his car was swept away by floods in the emirate of Ras Al Khaima, police said.

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In neighboring Oman, at least 21 people died after heavy rainfall hit the country.

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