Dubai airport flights delayed due to heavy rain

Published January 12, 2020
Dubai: Cars drive through flooded streets in this still image from social media video obtained on Saturday.—Reuters
Dubai: Cars drive through flooded streets in this still image from social media video obtained on Saturday.—Reuters

DUBAI: Dubai International, one of the world’s busiest airports, cancelled, diverted and delayed flights on Saturday due to heavy rain and flooding, Dubai Airports said.

Flights are likely to be delayed throughout the day and some have been cancelled or diverted to nearby Al Maktoum airport, state-owned Dubai Airports said on Twitter.

Video footage and images posted on social media showed part of the airport’s runway area submerged under water.

Dubai airport is the base of airlines Emirates and flydubai.

Emirates said several flights to and from Dubai had been delayed. Flydubai said its flights were also delayed, while some had been diverted.

Published in Dawn, January 12th, 2020

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