EFEAbu Dhabi

The authorities in Abu Dhabi suspended on Wednesday all flights at its airports and decided to close schools because of rainstorms that prevail in the area.

Abu Dhabi airports company said in a statement that it has also canceled Abu Dhabi Air Expo which was supposed to conclude tomorrow.

However, neighboring Dubai International Airport is operating normally so far, although the authorities have warned on Twitter that some flights could be delayed.

The ministry of education ordered that schools close in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday and Thursday, and close around the country on Thursday as well.

Strong storms have affected Abu Dhabi and other parts of the country since Tuesday.