UAE rains: Food, grocery delivery services delayed due to inclement weather

Residents have been warned to expect slow service


Nasreen Abdulla

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Published: Wed 27 Jul 2022, 6:30 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Dec 2022, 9:41 AM

Food and grocery delivery services are being delayed at the moment because of incessant rain that has hit several parts of Dubai.

All major food delivery apps in the country have put out notices about the weather as heavy rains have lashed six emirates and cloudy conditions persisted throughout the country.

Deliveroo has put out a notice saying that orders may take longer than usual due to inclement weather.

Non-stop rain has also compelled Zomato to send out warning messages to customers. The service has warned people to expect delays.

Yesterday, several restaurants have also suspended their delivery services. “The safety of our riders is paramount to us,” said restaurant owner Annu George. “When there is rain, there is a very high possibility that the riders will skid on the roads. This is something we cannot risk. So as soon as it starts to drizzle, we stop taking orders.”

Rainfall has hit six out of seven emirates in the UAE with wadis being filled, waterfalls being formed and vehicles wading through water-clogged streets, for two days consecutively. Temperatures in the country have dipped to lows of 17°C amid peak summer, as the Met office predicted more rains throughout the week.


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