Schools were ordered shut, flights suspended and the stock market was closed down in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as rare heavy rain hit the desert Gulf state on Thursday. chaumet replica
Education authorities said schools will stay closed on Friday as more thundery weather is forecast. Flights at Abu Dhabi airport resumed on Thursday afternoon after being suspended for several hours, and Dubai International also experienced delays, aviation authorities said. The rains disrupted the Abu Dhabi Air Expo held at the capitals Al-Bateen airport.