Photos and videos of Dubai floods: Heavy rains in UAE and Oman kill at least 19 people

A relentless deluge of rain hit the United Arab Emirates and Oman this week, killing at least 20 people, causing dozens of delays and cancellations at Dubai airport and shutting down other cities in what experts described as an enhanced weather system from climate change. .

The storm first hit Oman on Sunday, killing 19 people, causing widespread flash flooding and turning roads into raging rivers in Muscat, the capital. In the United Arab Emirates, which recorded its heaviest rainfall in 75 years, one person died in the city of Ras Al-Khaimah and authorities urged residents to stay at home as videos showed submerged cars on clogged highways and planes taxiing on flooded runways.

The rains had eased by Thursday and Dubai International Airport, one of the world's busiest, resumed some flights, although delays and disruptions persisted. There was a refreshment shortage because flooded roads had interfered with deliveries, the airport said on social media.

Here are photos and videos of the flood:

Jenny Gross contributed to the reporting.

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