Mist falls on the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday. Agence France-Presse
Torrential rain damaged cars, garages, basements, attics, stores, roads and factories and interrupted railway services, the regional government said in a statement.
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.
The quake had a magnitude of 6.9 and occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).
Dubai and Abu Dhabi will screen passengers arriving on direct flights from China, as health authorities around the world scramble to prevent a global pandemic. A total of 10 cities in China's central Hubei province have suspended some public transportation over the coronavirus outbreak, the Hubei Daily reported on Friday.
Twenty-three inmates of the Dubai Correctional and Punitive Establishments have recently undertaken the Toefl (Test of English as a Foreign Language) in preparation for tertiary education.