Heavy rain was witnessed in the Holy City of Makkah and in the adjoining areas on Monday.
Videos circulating on social media show people enjoying the rain inside the Grand Mosque courtyard.
The Saudi weather bodies said, “Good rain in the Masjid Al-Haram this afternoon…”
The General Directorate of Civil Defence in Makkah called on citizens and residents to take precautions due to the unexpected weather.
The Civil Defence official Nayef Al-Sharif called on everyone to abide by the safety instructions while driving on the roads during the rain and advised everyone to stay away from electrical installations that were exposed to rain water.
He stressed that the administration has taken all precautionary measures to meet the dangers of rain and floods based on the developments and changes in the weather situation.
PTI said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan performs Umrah. The Prime Minister prayed for the development and prosperity of Pakistan and the unity of the Muslim world.”
Dust storms engulfed areas of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Motorists were urged to exercise caution in the streets
Mumbai airport experienced issues in flight operations due to heavy rain and poor visibility.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Sunday approved the financial settlement of 11 staff members of the Sharjah Police.
Thursday will be a red-letter day for Sharjah when the gates to the region’s most sought-after international photography festival, Xposure 2019, will be thrown open to the public for four days, packed with an exciting mix of events starting from Sept.19.
With just a few days left before the much-anticipated launch of the multinational mission to ISS, Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi are gearing up, in right earnest, for the groundbreaking event.
Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority’s (Epaa) Wasit Wetland Centre was one of five projects to win the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. One of the world’s most prestigious awards for architecture, it is worth US$1 million. The winners were announced in Kazan Kremlin, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site in Russia, and the celebration and distribution will be held later.