Civil authorities and rescue personnel in the UAE have been working around the clock to restore normalcy across the emirates, after heavy rains battered the country last week and left many affected by floods.
Help has been pouring in from every quarter — with volunteers driving across the emirates to assist. In a heartwarming new video, even UAE royals are stepping up to help.
The emirate of Fujairah was the most impacted after heavy rains flooded roads in at least 2 feet of water, damaged infrastructure and left residents stranded.
In the video, Dr Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad Al Sharqi, President of the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority, can be seen in rolled-up sleeves, using a wiper to drain water from an area. With muddy clothes and boots, the UAE royal had no qualms about getting his hands dirty while helping remove damaged items and taking stock of conditions.
Al Sharqi is also seen speaking to residents and comforting them, as they show him the damage to their homes.
Earlier, Sheikh Maktoum bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi took to Instagram to share clips of him driving around a military vehicle, inspecting rescue operations.
The royal shared aerial shots of rain-flooded Fujairah, showing the extent of damage to the emirate, and was on the ground, monitoring efforts to drain waterlogged roads.
The UAE witnessed two days of adverse weather conditions, including record-breaking rainfall — the highest the country had seen in 27 years.