DXB: Passengers Urged not to Come to the Airport

The airport authorities requested passengers not to come to the airport after the heavy rainfall on Tuesday.

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 17 April 2024
DXB: Passengers Urged not to Come to the Airport

After the heavy rainfall and flooding of the DXB runway on Tuesday, the Dubai International Airport (DXB) has requested passengers to not come to the airport. 

The airport authorities wrote in their latest message, "We advise you NOT to come to the airport, unless absolutely necessary. Flights continue to be delayed and diverted."

They advised, "Please check your flight status directly with your airline. We are working hard to recover operations as quickly as possible in very challenging conditions."

Roads leading to the airport remain blocked, which implies that travellers scheduled to travel on Wednesday will not be able to do so until the airport becomes fully functional. 

Chief executive Paul Griffith shared in an interview with Dubai Eye, that the airport authorities were struggling to park aircraft that were arriving at the airport. 

At least 20 flights scheduled to depart from DXB were cancelled on Tuesday, Apr. 16 and many more were delayed. 

Emirates also suspended check-in for passengers on Wednesday, Apr. 17 because of these developments. 

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is providing a free shuttle bus service for passengers arriving at the airport. 

There will also be free service at specific stations along Dubai Metro's Red and Green lines.

On Wednesday, RTA also explained that traffic on Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road, heading to Sharjah, is being diverted to the Dubai-Al Ain Road, leading to Emirates Road. 

The public has been advised to be cautious in this situation until the roads and commute and travel services become fully operation again.  

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