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Indian embassy issues message for citizens stranded in Dubai


NEW DELHI: Indian embassy on Thursday, issued an update on the situation of Indians stranded in Dubai due to ongoing floods. The embassy said that it was in regular communication with airlines and authorities to aid stranded passengers.
“We are in touch with UAE authorities and the airlines to facilitate stranded passengers. Regular updates from airlines are being conveyed to travelers.

Relief measures have been extended in association with Indian community organizations,” the Consulate of India said in a post on X (formeerly Twitter).

The consulate also said that it was in touch with the airlines to help the stranded passengers, and that the emergency numbers will continue working till normalcy is restored.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Indian embassy had issued

helpline numbers

for Indians affected by the

weather conditions

in Dubai.
“Helpline numbers for Indian citizens affected by the extreme weather conditions in Dubai and northern Emirates and needing help: +971501205172, +971569950590, +971507347676, +971585754213,” the consulate said in a post on X (formerly Twitter).
Flights from India to Dubai faced significant disruption as heavy rains caused flooding at the Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s busiest. Air India and IndiGo cancelled their services on Wednesday, affecting travel plans for many passengers.

Delhi airport saw ten flights to Dubai and nine incoming flights from Dubai cancelled on Wednesday.
Meteorological reports indicate that approximately 20 millimeters (0.79 inches) of rain drenched Dubai late Monday, with the storm intensifying around 9am on Tuesday. By day’s end, the city had accumulated more than 142 millimeters (5.59 inches) of rain. Typically, Dubai experiences an average annual rainfall of 94.7 millimeters (3.73 inches) at its international airport.
(With inputs from agencies)

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