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Watch: Chaos in Dubai - Baltinglass Teen's Airport Ordeal Reveals Extent Of Flooding After Record Rainfall

Officials say the airport is facing "very challenging conditions" after record levels of rain fell on the city.

A teenager from Baltinglass has told how she had to wade through knee deep water in Dubai International Airport.

Officials say the airport is facing "very challenging conditions" after record levels of rain fell on the city.

Local media say the downpours were an "historic weather event" which surpassed anything seen since records began in 1949.

Videos show cars attempting to drive through flooded roads, and the airport's runway completely submerged.

Speaking to Kfm, Charlie Caroll said she had to wade though knee deep water at the airport, while cars struggled to drive on the roads.

In dramatic videos posted online, people can be seeing trying to make their way through the airport.

Charli's flight was cancelled for a number of hours.

Footage from the centre of Dubai showed dozens of submerged vehicles, as well as long traffic jams elsewhere on the 12-lane highway.

It is understood that many roads in the UAE lack drainage given the lack of regular rainfall.

 

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