On Monday, hundreds of commuters were stuck in heavy traffic around Dubai's Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Many reported a complete standstill of traffic for at least 2-3 hours.

Dubai Police informed residents via Twitter that several road accidents occurred during rush hour, however, there was no official confirmation of the exact cause.

In a series of tweets, RTA later confirmed that the traffic chaos was caused by a leak in a service pipeline.

Here is how social media users reacted...

"So happy I used the tram"

"JLT = Jumeirah Lots of Traffic"


Some offered commuters help and assistance

"This is the worst I've ever seen it."

Good point?

"Someone said sinkhole?"

"People stuck for the last two hours!"

"Residents should park far away and walk"

"Never seen something like this before!"

Deliveroo, anyone?


"Go green and start using awesome public transport."