Dubai reels from floods chaos after record rains

Huge tailbacks snaked along six-lane expressways after up to 254 millimeters of rain—about two years’ worth—fell on the desert United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.

The storms hit the UAE and Bahrain overnight Monday and on Tuesday after lashing Oman, where 18 people were killed, including several children.

Official media said it was the highest rainfall since records began in 1949, before the formation of the UAE in 1971.