Cyclone Shaheen: UAE Embassy in Muscat issues advisory to citizens

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The UAE Embassy in Muscat has urged all citizens to follow precautionary measures issued by the Sultanate of Oman as tropical storm Shaheen hits the region.

Meanwhile, citizens who want to return to the UAE can take a PCR test upon arrival, according to a tweet from WAM.

The storm has intensified into a Category 1 tropical cyclone earlier on Saturday and will be affecting regions in UAE and Oman.

Torrents and water may accumulate over some low areas, according to a statement by the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) on Saturday.

Rough seas and high tides are expected in the Oman sea until Sunday.

Educational institutions in Dubai will operate as normal, except for public schools in Hatta, where distance learning will run on Sunday and Monday.

Private schools and nurseries located in Sharjah's eastern region will also shift to remote learning on Sunday and Monday as a precautionary measure.

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