Drone footage shows flooded highway in Dubai

STORY: The storm, which first hit neighboring Oman on Sunday, (April 14) pounded the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday (April 16), flooding roads and causing gridlock that lasted for hours as rainwater inundated homes and businesses. One person was reported dead in the UAE and 20 in Oman.

Rains are rare in the UAE and elsewhere on the Arabian Peninsula, which is typically known for its dry desert climate. Summer air temperatures can soar above 50 degrees Celsius.

Climate experts say rising temperatures caused by human-led climate change are leading to more extreme weather events around the world, such as the storm that struck the UAE and Oman.