In pictures: United Arab Emirates suffers heaviest rainfall ever, causing flight chaos and bringing daily life to a halt

Streets in Dubai and other emirates have been submerged as the region suffers its worst ever rainfall

The United Arab Emirates is attempting to dry out after the heaviest rain ever recorded in the desert nation.

The deluge flooded Dubai International Airport, disrupting flights through the world’s busiest hub for international travel – including routes to and from Glasgow.

Streets in Dubai and other emirates were flooded and vehicles stranded as the rainfall surpassed the usual amount for one year in the region.

The state-run WAM news agency called the rain “a historic weather event” that surpassed “anything documented since the start of data collection in 1949”.

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