Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah: Water-logged roads are becoming traps for vehicles in some parts of the UAE, following heavy rains in different parts of the country.
Schools are shut in most of the country, while universities remained open.
The UAE Ministry of Interior has issued a warning about possible hazards for motorists driving in the rain, especially in wadis and valleys.
On Wednesday aftertoon, a viral video showed a 4x4 vehicle that fell into this deep roadside ditch apparently created by run-off water following heavy rains in Ras Al Khaimah.
It was not immediately clear what happened to the driver.
The UAE National Centre of Meteorology (NMC) has issued yellow and red weather alerts covering most parts of the country, especially in the coastal areas on Wednesday.
Reader videos show strong winds buffeting motorists in the UAE.