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Dubai among world’s most visited cities in 2019

Tops regional list, ranks seventh globally, ahead of New York City and Kuala Lumpur. We always knew Dubai is the destination of choice for millions of travelers all over the world. A leading global report has now stated that Dubai has been ranked as the most visited city in the Middle East and Africa region…

Dubai among world’s most visited cities in 2019

Tops regional list, ranks seventh globally, ahead of New York City and Kuala Lumpur.

We always knew Dubai is the destination of choice for millions of travelers all over the world.
A leading global report has now stated that Dubai has been ranked as the most visited city in the Middle East and Africa region for 2019. Not only that, the city ranks seventh globally.
Dubai saw 16,328,300 visitors in 2019 (estimated), a growth of 2.6 per cent compared to last year, when it saw its visitor numbers just a shade under 16 million, said the report titled “Top 100 City Destinations – 2019 Edition” by Euromonitor International.
On the regional list, Dubai is followed by Makkah (9.8 million visitors), Madinah (8.8 million), Cairo (6.8 million), and Riyadh (5.4 million).
Internationally, at the top of the list is Hong Kong with 26.7 million visitors, followed by Bangkok (25.8 million), London (19.5 million), Macau (20.6 million), and Singapore (19.7 million). Paris, Dubai, New York City, Kuala Lumpur and Istanbul complete the top 10.
Two Indian cities feature in the top 15 – Delhi at 11th and Mumbai at 14th.

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Schools in Dubai close early because of heavy rain

Schools have sent messages to parents. Some schools in Dubai are dispersing early after heavy rain resulted in water logging on few roads, and caused heavy traffic for rush-hour commuters. Schools have communicated to parents that children will be sent home early. Khaleej Times has seen messages from Gems Winchester School – Dubai, Gems Our…

Schools in Dubai close early because of heavy rain

Schools have sent messages to parents.

Some schools in Dubai are dispersing early after heavy rain resulted in water logging on few roads, and caused heavy traffic for rush-hour commuters.

Schools have communicated to parents that children will be sent home early.

Khaleej Times has seen messages from Gems Winchester School – Dubai, Gems Our Own Indian School, and Dubai Scholars school.

“Dear Parent, Please be informed that WIN Bus will depart early from school at 12.10pm due to Rain. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up at the drop off point-STS,” a message from Gems Winchester said.

“Early dispersal today – FS1 and FS2 buses will leave at 9.30am and Year 1 to 11 will leave at 11am,” Dubai Scholars said.

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Flights delayed due to waterlogging at Dubai airport

Passengers urged to check flight status on website. Several inbound and outbound flights at Dubai International Airport (DXB) were delayed on Wednesday morning due to water logging in some parts of the airport brought about by heavy rains. “Dubai International (DXB) is experiencing operational disruption and water logging in some parts of the facility due…

Flights delayed due to waterlogging at Dubai airport

Passengers urged to check flight status on website.

Several inbound and outbound flights at Dubai International Airport (DXB) were delayed on Wednesday morning due to water logging in some parts of the airport brought about by heavy rains.

“Dubai International (DXB) is experiencing operational disruption and water logging in some parts of the facility due to the heavy rains this morning,” a DXB spokesperson confirmed to Khaleej Times.
“We urge customers to check for updated flight information on our website www.dubaiairports.ae or websites of their respective airlines. The safety and comfort of our passengers is our top priority and Dubai Airports is working with service partners at DXB to normalise operations and minimise inconvenience to our customers,” the spokesperson added.

Customers can also call flight information on +971 4 2166666 to get updates.
The UAE woke up to a wet Wednesday morning as many parts of the country were drenched by rains of varying degrees.

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Video: UAE police offer tips to drive safely during rainy conditions

Drivers advised to avoid speeding and overtaking other vehicles. Due to the rains that hit several parts of UAE on Tuesday morning, many commuters found themselves stuck in traffic.  The authorities have taken all necessary measures to streamline traffic during the unstable weather conditions, but appealed to motorists to leave for work early to avoid…

Video: UAE police offer tips to drive safely during rainy conditions

Drivers advised to avoid speeding and overtaking other vehicles.

Due to the rains that hit several parts of UAE on Tuesday morning, many commuters found themselves stuck in traffic. 

The authorities have taken all necessary measures to streamline traffic during the unstable weather conditions, but appealed to motorists to leave for work early to avoid congestion on roads.
“Drivers are being urged to exercise caution during unsettled weather conditions,” Dubai Police told the motorists.

#Attention | Drivers are being urged to exercise caution during unsettled weather conditions.
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The Sharjah Police has also urged motorists to be cautious when driving in rainy conditions and abide by the safety instructions and regulation to avoid any accidents.

The police also took to Twitter to share tips on how to drive safely during the current unstable weather.

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– ???? ??????? (@ShjPolice) December 10, 2019

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