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Dubai roads cleared of rain water

Accumulated sand and debris removed, says the municipality

Dubai roads cleared of rain water

Dubai Municipality on Sunday said it has cleared all the accumulated rain water and has opened all roads and streets between Dubai and other emirates.

Water logging was reported across the emirate after rains lashed the UAE from last Friday. The UAE weather department expects rainfall until Tuesday morning.

“All these streets have been cleaned of accumulated water, and all the sand, debris and residue was washed away or removed from the roads,” said Talib Julfar, assistant director general of Dubai Municipality for environment and public health services sector and team leader of Ghaith Dubai that supervises the storm water.

He said the Dubai Horse Race arena was also cleaned to facilitate the Dubai World Cup.

The Ghaith Dubai team mobilised more than 3,000 people, including labourers, inspectors, technicians and other officials, who were pressed into service around the clock.

Besides 50 tankers from the municipality, more than 60 tankers from contractors were used in cooperation with the Roads and Transport Authority, which also helped in the clean up.

Dubai has 55 sewage stations and rainwater network, and more than 80 percent of them are covered with sewage and rainwater drainage systems, he said.