School bus stranded in Dubai flood rescued by hero Toyota driver

  • Intense rain swept across Dubai earlier this month, causing flooding
  • Luckily, a Toyota FJ Cruiser came to the rescue of a school bus
  • It made the rescue attempt seem effortless

Published on Mar 26, 2024 at 9:22 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Mar 27, 2024 at 4:01 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Heroes don’t always wear capes, some of them are Toyota drivers – as this rescue proves.

Intense rainfall swept across Dubai and the wider United Arab Emirates earlier this month, causing localized flooding in parts of the country.

Nearly 50 millimeters (2 inches) of rain fell in Dubai over six hours.

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That’s a great deal, considering the country averages under 120 millimeters (4.7 inches) of precipitation a year, per AP.

Authorities were forced to organize the collection of felled tree limbs and open up drainage grates.

However, as seen here, the rain quickly overwhelmed some areas.

Dubai police shut down portions of one major highway as traffic slowly crept through standing water in some places.

However, this school bus appears to have been caught in the rain.

While crowds gathered, the Toyota FJ Cruiser came to the rescue.

Using a rope, the FJ Cruiser tows the stranded yellow bus out of the water and back onto the clear road.

The video was posted to Instagram by @the_falcon_250 a week ago, amassing over 530,000 likes.

One comment by @toyotauae read: “Heroes don’t always wear capes, some of them are Toyota drivers,” which itself garnered almost 50,000 likes.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser itself is on its way out and unfortunately, it’s for good this time.

But it’s going out with a bang as Toyota introduced a final edition model for the Middle East, the only place where you can still buy one, named Toyota FJ Cruiser ‘Final Edition’.

And this isn’t the only rugged vehicle we’ve seen wading recently.

A Cybertruck was seen passing through water so heavy people couldn’t believe it was possible.

This was to test Elon Musk’s claim that the Tesla Cybertruck could be ‘a boat’.

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.