FACT CHECK: Does Video Show Flooding In Saudi Arabia And The UAE?

A post shared on social media purports to show mass flooding in Saudi Arabia and The United Arab Emirates.

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate. The video is from Oman, not Saudi Arabia.

Fact Check:

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A post shared on Instagram alleges to show footage of floods in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The video includes several clips, including a man standing on top of a car and civilians walking through high water.

The text overlay reads, “Saudi Arabia, UAE March 9, 2024. Climate is changing due to a 12,000-year cycle. To create a public demand for solving climate problems, share this post, tell your friends and acquaintances about climate change on your social network.”

The claim is inaccurate. The footage is of flooding that occurred in Oman. One of the clips in the video can be seen on an Instagram account called Oman Weather Updates and was posted one week ago.

Oman did experience flooding in recent days, The Guardian reported. Water levels were abnormally high resulting in more than 100 people being rescued from the disaster. AP News reported UAE also experienced extensive floods recently, but there is no reporting of floods in Saudi Arabia. (RELATED: Fact Checking Biden’s Recent Claims About Wage Growth, Inflation)

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim that an image showed Former President Donald Trump leading a crowd.