Dubai Metro returns to full operations after storms

Flood damage had caused widespread disruption to transport services in the emirate

Dubai's Metro service is fully operational after last month's flooding. Chris Whiteoak / The National
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Dubai's Metro services have returned to full capacity after the storms that brought most of the city to a standstill last month, the emirate's Roads and Transport Authority confirmed.

“In line with our continuous efforts to ensure seamless journeys, the RTA has successfully resumed Dubai Metro’s full operations,” read an authority statement on X.

“We thank you for your understanding and co-operation, and we remain committed to providing you with comfortable and safe journeys to your destinations.”

Several stations on the Green and Red lines were closed after the Emirates experienced its largest day of rainfall in 75 years last month.

It caused widespread flooding, travel disruption and damage.

The National Centre of Meteorology said the volume of rain was the highest since official records began in 1949.

In one area of Al Ain, on April 16, authorities recorded 254mm of rain in 24 hours – the equivalent of about two years’ worth of average rainfall in the UAE.

The persistent downpours were an “exceptional event in the UAE's climate history since the start of recording climate data”, the NCM said.

Updated: May 25, 2024, 11:05 AM