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Off-duty Dubai cop changes car tyre for stranded Indian expat

The policeman was on his way home after night duty. People who work in public service choose no time and place to perform their duties – and this was true of a Dubai Police officer who helped a distressed motorist in Sharjah recently. According to Dubai resident Abdul Wahab, an Indian expat from Kerala, an…

Off-duty Dubai cop changes car tyre for stranded Indian expat

The policeman was on his way home after night duty.

People who work in public service choose no time and place to perform their duties – and this was true of a Dubai Police officer who helped a distressed motorist in Sharjah recently.

According to Dubai resident Abdul Wahab, an Indian expat from Kerala, an off-duty policeman helped him change his burst tyre in the early hours of Friday.

“My front tyre had burst and I pulled over to the road shoulder to change it. But I could not do it as I have a knee problem. Some people, who stopped by, refused to help as it was very hot. Thankfully, an officer, who is on his way home after a night duty at the Bur Dubai Police station, stopped his vehicle after seeing me and he lied down on the ground to change the tyre for me,” Wahab shared with Khaleej Times.

The incident happened along Emirates Road between Sharjah and Ajman around 6am.

“I knew the police officer was tired after a night’s duty but he still had the energy to assist me and I am so grateful for his help,” he added.

Wahab did not mention the name of the police officer.

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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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Angel Tesorero

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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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