Wednesday, January 16, 2008

No one enjoys the Rains like Sharjah

No one enjoys the rains like Sharjah residents.

First picture shows this dude rafting in a residential complex, he went onto the road near Sharjah City Center, paddled around for some 1.5 hours or so around the neighbourhood.

Second picture: As you can see, it was so diffcult to cross from one side to the other, the foothpaths are under water and cars could barely see.
Saloon cars rarely came this side as water was as high as the door handles, some 4 Wheelers had the guts to try to pass through, and as the picture shows 3 of them broke down.


And a special mention to Robinson Crusoe who found a door sized Thermcol sheet and a stick. As a large pickup passed by the waves were so strong it overturned him, from under the water he yelled "Yakhra baitak" (May your house be destroyed)

Well luckily the schools are off for Wed & Thu.

This is the highest recorded rainfall in the UAE, no matter what- we enjoyed every bit of it.


Rain Rain go away....
come again another day....
Robinson Crusoe wants to play...

3 comments:

dubaibilly said...

Yep, got to admit that is deeper than most of the lakes I drove through in Dubai. I saw a BMW 7 series stranded, but why would you risk taking a car like that through some of those puddles anyway?

SNAZ said...

Oh yeah, I've got a pic of a Beemer submerged half in water too..

gunj said...

boy that is smething!!!!!