Morning Rain! Blessing or crisis

Today morning, the whole of the UAE seemed to be completely immobilised due to a slight drizzling in the wee hours of the day.

It is sad to see that such and advanced region in the world hs not been able to plan and cope up with its increasing traffic volume and comes to a complete halt merely due to a drizzle.

I left home at my usual time, 0630 (my office starts at 0800), but couldnt even get to the main road. Came back home and tried again at 0830 but the same.

Finally, left home at 1000 and got to work at 1230…..Whoa!! that’s like, a 2 and a half hour drive to Bur Dubai!!!

Man, the govt, really really need to take this seriously!

3 Comments so far

  1. Dubai Crawler (unregistered) on February 21st, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

    Right Farrukh,

    I started at 0730, to reach office by 0830, as there was a planned meeting. I reached DAFZ by 0900 and thought that meeting must have been finished by then.

    However, when entered the conference room, it was empty and all the expected attendees were stuck in traffic jam. Am not that unlucky after all :)

    But you are right that the givernment and traffic police should have some kind of contingency plan to ease the traffic in situation like these.

  2. farrukh: copywriter & journalist (unregistered) on February 21st, 2006 @ 6:20 pm

    And I was sleeping all the way from Abu Dhabi to Dubai and reached office just in time.

    Sometimes it pays to not go with the flow (ie Sharjah Dubai, etc).

    I hear people have even moved to Shahama!

    But I love the rain, being from the land of monsoons.

  3. Saadie (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

    and I missed it here in al-ain :(

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