It's all relative

I shouldn’t have laughed at this headline in the Gulf News: Rain expected in UAE at weekend. As the post’s title says, it’s all relative. It is really no different than Irish papers running stories about a coming run of sunny days.

Besides, it is fair for them to point to rain on the way. The United Arab Emirates, as a desert country, is susceptible to flash flooding in the south, where the rainfall is expected. The country is also a “water deficit region” and needs every drop it can keep hold of.

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