Water Torrent Floods 2nd Largest Mall After Dubai Rain

Story ByLee Bullen,Sub EditorJoseph Golder,AgencyCentral European News

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This is the moment a torrent of water floods through the world’s second-largest shopping centre in Dubai after it rained in the usually dry Middle Eastern city.

Footage of the flooded Dubai Mall, located in the city of the same name in western United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been widely circulated on social media.

In one scene, shoppers walk around the flooded floor of the world’s second-largest shopping centre as store workers try to protect their stock.

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Another clip shows water gushing into a car park from the floor above.

The flooding was reportedly caused by a period of heavy rainfall.

Property development company Emaar said that they are currently trying to contain the flooding in certain areas of the huge shopping centre.

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They assured customers that the Dubai Mall remains operational and is still open for business.

An Emaar spokesperson said on social media: “Dubai Mall was affected by the heavy rainfall, causing leakages in limited areas.

“We are working to contain all leakages and the mall remains operational and open to the public.

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“Mall staff are on the ground, ensuring the visitor experience remains unaffected.”

With a total retail floor area of 5.4 million square feet, the shopping centre is situated in the heart of downtown Dubai and has over 1,300 retail outlets.

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