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06 December 2023

Did a meteorite crash near Festival City last night?

Dubai Festival City (Joseph George)

By Joseph George

Motorists on Al Badia Road were this morning shocked to see a metre-long crater, right in the centre of the fast lane leading to Dubai Festival City.

Just a metre away from the first crater and on the second fast lane was an evident mark to indicate the formation of another similar crater.

According to Dubai Festival City officials, who were present on the site, the incident might have occurred last night. “We are glad that there have not been any accidents so far. The moment we got to know about the incident we barricaded the road. All precautions were taken to ensure vehicles do not drive into the crater,” the official said.

The crater, measuring about more than a metre deep and a with a similar width has now been barricaded and vehicles diverted to other lanes.

According to him, the incident could be the result of “sediments.” A clear square patch can be seen on the road indicating possible repair work on the road.