On Tuesday afternoon, residents received a phone alert from Dubai Police stating:
Dubai city is experiencing adverse weather conditions. Stay clear of beaches and areas prone to flash floods. Drive with care and heed the advice of authorities. Stay safe (Dubai Police).
The UAE's National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) issued a yellow weather alert on Tuesday morning, forecasting rain and advising residents to be cautious if planning outdoor activities.
Dubai's drivers have also been warned by the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) to expect unstable weather conditions, and to adhere to safety requirements.
Currently, education authorities have not released any information indicating school closures. It seems unlikely that any extensive city-wide school closures will be required. During recent unstable weather conditions this decision was made by individual schools, according to the needs of each school and community.
Most recently, Dubai experienced heavy rain fall on 25th January 2023. On this occasion, Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) released an informal statement on social media stating "Yes, there's school tomorrow". At least one Dubai school did take the decision to switch to online learning until weather conditions had eased. Several Dubai schools took the decision not to operate extra curricular activities and other outdoor activities as a result of weather conditions.
Whichschooladvisor.com will provide updates on any further developments on potential school closures due to unstable weather conditions.