It seldom rain here in Al Ain and when it does, it is certainly a cause for celebration and an opportunity for photo enthusiasts to capture the amazing movements of rain drops, wind, sand and dust. Just like today, it rained for a couple of minutes but it wasn't heavy in our area. According to the news, it was a heavy downpour in districts of Al Hili and Al Jimi. Because of the wind that almost kicked up the sand and dust, I've decided to stay indoors. I don't want to deal with camera censor problems in the later time and I am broke to buy a new clicking gear. Lol!
Anyway, let me share my observations following a heavy rain in Al Ain.
- Some roundabouts are impassable for small vehicles.
- Streets, major roads and some residential areas are waterlogged for several hours, some even for days.
- Toppled trees and broken branches are all over the place causing minor traffic problems.
- Motorists have to adjust their "driving habits" to deal with flooded and slick roads.
- Rain can lure some of the residents to come out into the open and some couldn't help but sing and dance in the rain. :))
- Some dish antennas, signboards and even junk stored on rooftops of houses and buildings are out of order.
- Power outage in some areas but definitely the problem will be fixed in a matter of few hours.
- You must wait in a long queue if you want your car to be washed at ADNOC car wash stations.
- Last but not the least, natuwr receive hundreds of calls because the tenants are asking for the repair of ceilings.
If you're currently residing in Al Ain, I guess you have your own observations too. By the way, photos shown above were taken last month after the torrential rain in Al Mutaredh District and most of the areas in the eastern region of Abu Dhabi. Click here for more photos.