Desert city of Dubai floods as UAE hit by heaviest rainfall in 75 years

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City records over 120mm of rain in a day, about as much as it expects in a year as rain floods highways and homes

Heavy rains have hit the United Arab Emirates, flooding major highways and disrupting flights at Dubai international airport – in what the government has described as the largest amount of rainfall in the past 75 years.

The rains began on Monday night, and by Tuesday evening, over 120mm (4.75in) had soaked the desert city of Dubai – normally the average amount it gets for the whole year.

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