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Hailstorm thrills children in Dubai

School campus in Al Quoz witnesses hailstones pouring down

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Students of GEMS Our Own Indian School in Al Quoz were thrilled to see pellets of hailstones falling down all over their campus.

Dubai: Children in a Dubai school were excited to witness a hailstorm on Sunday.

Though it rained heavily in different parts of Dubai, not all areas received hailstones.

Some parts of Al Quoz area witnessed a hailstorm around 11.30am.

Students of GEMS Our Own Indian School in Al Quoz were thrilled to see pellets of hailstones falling down all over their campus, the school’s principal Lalitha Suresh confirmed to Gulf News.

"Yes. The kids were really enjoying the hailstorm," she said.

Many children were out in the school ground for the sports day selection procedures when it started raining.

"We were having our shotput finals. It was drizzling. Suddenly hailstones started pouring down. We were so excited. I was able to collect some hailstones in my hands. Then we were told to disperse and rush to class," said Julie Francis, a grade eight student.

Suresh said the sports day selection was postponed due to the rains.

"Kids started playing in the water also. You know they never get to play in water. We really had to manage the children. Anyway, we didn’t have any damage in the school."

The school also dispersed early due to the unstable weather conditions. 

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