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Old February 23rd, 2006, 11:50 AM   #21
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I got woken up by the stupid lightning
You either sleep next to a window with your eyes open, or you meant "stupid thunder"

Finally we have got some drops from the sky. الحمدلله والله يزيد ويبارك
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 11:52 AM   #22
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Well, thunder can't happen without lightning
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 12:00 PM   #23
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Why are homes flooding, do you guys not have proper drainage system over there??,

Congrats on the rain though!
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 12:26 PM   #24
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Houses in Dubai haven't been built properly, not just Emaar/Nakheel but other ones as well so water seeps in through windows and doors, or in the case of Jumeirah Islands villas, ceilings give way completely.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 01:17 PM   #25
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That's insane! Are you telling me that all these new developments are having water seepage problems? That's pathetic workmanship. Good thing rain is a rarity over there, otherwise it seems the whole place would wash away. It seems that many of the sites don't have storm drainage systems. If anyone can show me pictures of a curb or throat inlet I would be amazed.
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 01:25 PM   #26
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Morning thunderstorms flood Dubai

By Daniel Bardsley, Kelly Crane and Alaric Gomes, Staff Reporters

Roads and houses were flooded as thunderstorms lashed the UAE today - and forecasters warned the turbulent weather was set to continue.

Air conditioning units stopped, traffic lights went dead and emergency generators kicked into action as the effects took their toil.

Cars were abandoned across the city as motorists realised they were unable to battle the depth of water on the roads.

Residents in the Springs, Meadows and Arabian Ranches, some of the worst hit communities, were left stranded for up to an hour while the water build up subsided.

Rain leaked into many upstairs rooms from the balconies in the Springs and Meadows soaking curtains, rugs and personal possessions.

The rains - caused by cold air moving into the upper atmosphere from the north west - began in the Jebel Ali area and by about 8am had moved into Dubai. Forecasters put out warnings for air, sea and road travel, with offshore winds expected to gust at up to 40 knots.

Phil Targett, a duty forecaster at Dubai International Airport, said: "We'll see further rain and thunderstorms into Friday, and there could also be isolated showers on Saturday."

By shortly after midday today, meteorologists at Dubai International Airport had recorded 12.8mm of rain.

Organisers of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis tournament are waiting for a respite from the rains before reaching a decision on the quarterfinals of the Women’s Open here in Dubai.

"We really do not have any control over the rains," Salah Tahlak told Gulf News earlier this afternoon.

"We will have to wait and see when it stops raining, so that we can then go ahead and get the courts dried out," Tahlak said.

The tournament director further stated that everything is on standby the minute the rain subsides. "It will take just 30 to 45 minutes to get the courts to dry out," he said.

Nearly 100 volunteers and ushers are at hand along with conventional hand mops and half a dozen heavy-duty blowers, should the rains stop.

"All we can do at this moment is to wait and see when the rains will stop so that we can go ahead with the games," Tahlak stated.

Look at the springs!

they actualy are Springs!
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 01:31 PM   #27
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WHAHYAHAHAHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA
It's raining in Dubai. And a friend of me(Dr. Dubai) Is on holiday to Dubai.
WHAHAHA
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 01:43 PM   #28
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How many days a year does it rain in dubai?
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 01:52 PM   #29
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How many days a year does it rain in dubai?
0 to 5 days
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 02:18 PM   #30
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they don't think of rain, it hardly happens.., no doubt some villas have their own indoor swimming pool now

but this looks really insane

well lack of drainage system...
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 02:54 PM   #31
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Before commenting on our drought conditions, I think everyone should have a look at our stats. We have alot more rain than people think, its just that we have been suffering from a few successive dry winters.

Have a look:

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Old February 23rd, 2006, 03:03 PM   #32
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The tennis match between Amelie Mauresmo and Svetlana Kutznetsova is delayed due to the rain at the Duty free women's open in Dubai, UAE. Thursday, Fe
The tennis match between Amelie Mauresmo and Svetlana Kutznetsova is delayed due to the rain at the Duty free women's open in Dubai, UAE

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Old February 23rd, 2006, 04:38 PM   #33
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Houses in Dubai haven't been built properly, not just Emaar/Nakheel but other ones as well so water seeps in through windows and doors, or in the case of Jumeirah Islands villas, ceilings give way completely.


Are you serious or is this just some rumour? I thought one of the main features of a house was that it is to withstand rain, even stoneage houses. So you're seriously saying that if I pour water on someones roof it'll fall down?
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 04:54 PM   #34
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 09:02 PM   #35
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Water seeped into our house as well in well in the Lakes The problem seems to be with villas, a friend has theirs flooded in Jumeirah, and apparently some Jumeirah Islands residents called Radio 2 this morning to say part of the villa structure had collapsed?
Well hope all building standards are not that bad...ok it may not rain often in dubai but surely the buildings need to be able to take some rain.

Hope thes guys never build houses in the uk they would last all of one day the amount of rain we can have here.

Anyway juiced you wanted a house in the lakes now you got a lake in your house
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 09:05 PM   #36
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the drive between abu dhabi and al ain was terrible, the clouds were so dark that it look like night in day time. and there was even golf ball size hail
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 09:13 PM   #37
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it rained alot today
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 10:18 PM   #38
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yeah in tons, i haven't seen so much rain in UAE so far
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 10:30 PM   #39
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The only time I've seen water leaking through a roof here in Ireland is a few years ago when we were rehearsing with our orchestra in this really shoddy old building. It was definitely big enough to fit us all in but resembled more of a gigantic shed! I remember water droplets falling onto our drums and the noise pissing everyone off
I didn't realise the construction quality of these villas can be that bad. What are the roofs made of?
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Old February 24th, 2006, 12:24 AM   #40
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and the rain continues
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