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In pictures: Heavy morning rain causes traffic chaos in UAE

February 13, 2014

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 13, 2014. Motorists have to negotiate the flooded streets heading towards Ibn Batuta Mall. ( jeffrey E Biteng / The National )
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 13, 2014.  Motorists have to negotiate the flooded streets heading towards Ibn Batuta Mall.  ( jeffrey E Biteng / The National )
Overnight rain caused water logging at the Dubai Silicon Oasis in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National
Overnight rain caused water logging at the Dubai Silicon Oasis  in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National
Cars backed up around the Discovery Gardens area in the morning from overnight downpour and waterlogged streets. Pawan Singh / The National
Cars backed up around the Discovery Gardens area in the morning from overnight downpour and waterlogged streets. Pawan Singh / The National
Morning showers at Musaffah in Abu Dhabi. Fatiam Al Marzooqi/ The National
Morning showers at Musaffah in Abu Dhabi. Fatiam Al Marzooqi/ The National
Waterlogged roads in International City, Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National
Waterlogged roads in International City, Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 13, 2014. Motorists have to negotiate the flooded streets heading towards Ibn Batuta Mall. ( jeffrey E Biteng / The National )
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 13, 2014.  Motorists have to negotiate the flooded streets heading towards Ibn Batuta Mall.  ( jeffrey E Biteng / The National )
Flooded roads near Discovery Gardens area in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National
Flooded roads near Discovery Gardens area in Dubai. Pawan Singh / The National
Wet roads in Musaffah. Fatiam Al Marzooqi/ The National
Wet roads in Musaffah. Fatiam Al Marzooqi/ The National

Motorists were urged to be extra cautious when driving, and to keep a safe distance between vehicles as heavy rain in the morning slowed traffic to a crawl in some areas of Dubai.