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29 November 2023

Over 500 accidents in Dubai during rain

Dubai Police urges motorists to be cautious when driving in rainy conditions (File photo)

By Staff

More than 500 traffic accidents were reported across the emirate in six hours due to rain today, Dubai Police said.

The Dubai Police Command & Control Unit revealed that it received more than 2,503 emergency calls and recorded 515 traffic accidents between 6am until 12pm today.

The General Directorate of Traffic at Dubai Police urged motorists to be cautious when driving in rainy conditions.

Brigadier Omar Abdullah Abdul Aziz Al Shamsi, Acting Director of Operations, said: “Motorists should always keep a safe distance between cars and adjust their speed to the weather conditions… Allow extra time for your journey and check your planned route. It’s also advisable to slow down as rain makes roads slippery.”

Al Shamsi said accidents happen during bad weather conditions due to low visibility. "People should follow safety instructions and regulations to avoid accidents," he said.