VIDEO: Sheikh Hamdan drives in Dubai as rains lash parts of UAE
Dubai Crown Prince's Instagram video shows the showers that hit Dubai and other emirates in the UAE on 7 October 2019
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, shared on his Instagram handle (instagram.com/faz3) a video of himself driving in Dubai as rains lashed parts of the city on 7 October 2019.
The UAE’s National Meteorological Centre (NMC) said on its Twitter account on 7 October that heavy rains had hit the Emirate of Fujairah and several other parts of the country, with Dubai also experiencing light to medium showers.
For construction contractors in the UAE, the return of strong winds and heavy rain reiterates the need for a safer environment for their workers and employees on site.
In May 2018, Gareth Main, health, safety, and environment (HSE) manager at Al Naboodah Group Enterprises spoke to Construction Week about the safety measures to be taken during sandstorms, stating that “working from heights, driving, and lifting activities should be stopped during a sandstorm”.
April 2019 also saw the Dubai Crown Prince share a video of the moment that a bolt of lightning hit the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, after the UAE witnessed medium to heavy showers.