Major flooding causing significant disruptions at Dubai airport

Vehicles sit abandoned in floodwater covering a major road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, April 17, 2024.  (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Vehicles sit abandoned in floodwater covering a major road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, April 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Dubai International Airport (DXB) says that it was experiencing significant disruption due to bad weather and was working to restore normal operations as quickly as possible.

Flights are delayed/diverted and impacted by displaced crew, DXB said in a statement, adding that recovery would take some time.

Dubai’s major international airport diverted scores of incoming flights yesterday as heavy rains lashed the United Arab Emirates, causing widespread flooding around the desert country.

The world’s busiest air hub for international passengers confirmed a halt to arrivals at 7:26 pm (1526 GMT) before announcing a “gradual resumption” more than two hours later.

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