Desperate Measures: Dubai Airport Coping with Flood Disaster

Dubai's geographical location, nestled within a desert landscape, typically ensures arid conditions punctuated by minimal rainfall. However, when precipitation does occur, it can be intense and erratic, leading to localized flooding. The rapid urbanization and extensive development in Dubai have transformed vast expanses of natural terrain into impermeable surfaces, exacerbating runoff and overwhelming drainage systems. Consequently, flash floods are not uncommon in low-lying areas, disrupting daily life and posing significant challenges to infrastructure resilience.