SCOTS have been left stranded in Dubai after an airline cancelled all of its flights from the city due to “historic” levels of rainfall.

Dubai International Airport was hit with flooding on Wednesday during a highly unusual bout of heavy rainfall in the United Arab Emirates.

A spokesperson said flooding had resulted in “limited transportation options” at one of the world’s busiest international airports, with crew members unable to reach the airfield.

A statement from the airport posted on X/Twitter said: “We advise you NOT to come to the airport, unless absolutely necessary.

“Flights continue to be delayed and diverted. Please check your flight status directly with your airline.

“We are working hard to recover operations as quickly as possible in very challenging conditions.”

It’s believed many Scots have been left unable to leave Dubai after Emirates cancelled all of its flights, including one set to return passengers to Glasgow.

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According to the state-run WAM news agency, rainfall on Tuesday surpassed “anything documented since the start of data collection in 1949.”

There is also suggestion that the rain may have been due to “cloud seeding” – a process by which government-run small aircraft burn special salt flares while flying through clouds.

The flares can help increase rainfall and are a form of weather modification.