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203 accidents reported in Dubai during heavy rains

Police are urging motorists to be cautious during inclement weather

203 accidents reported in Dubai during heavy rains

A total of 203 traffic accidents were reported across Dubai during heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday, Dubai Police announced Sunday.

Colonel Muhammad Abdullah Al Muhairi, the acting commander of the Dubai Police command and control centre, said that the centre received over 5,781 emergency calls during the two-day period.

Dubai Police have urged motorists to maintain a safe distance between vehicles and adjust their speeds to compensate for the inclement weather.

“Allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route,” said Deputy Director of Dubai Traffic Police, Jumaa bin Suwaidan. “People should follow safety instructions and regulation to avoid any accidents.”

Dubai Police have stepped up patrols and readiness of mountainous and prone-to-flood areas.

Additionally, officials have urged residents to stay away from water pools and valleys during unstable weather.

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