Dubai International airport, was heavily flooded due to rain, seeing one of the busiest airport in the world, cancelling, delaying and diverting flights.
Heavy rainfall caused disruption to several flights at DXB, with Emirates airline advising passengers to arrive at the airport three hours before departure.
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.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Customers affected by flight cancellations are automatically rebooked on the next available flight,” an Emirates spokesman said.
“Customers are being contacted and sent their updated booking to the email address registered with Emirates at the time of booking.”
Watch a video of the heavily flooded airport below;
Dubai airport heavily flooded. Flights are being delayed and canceled. pic.twitter.com/oC7ObDlQks
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Airport operators were working closely with airlines on Sunday morning to minimise disruption.
“Dubai Airports can confirm that due to heavy rainfall and flooding earlier today, Dubai International (DXB) is experiencing operational disruptions,” an official said.
“We are working closely with our service partners to get back to full operations as soon as possible, however, flight delays are expected to continue through the day with some cancellations and diversions to Dubai World Central (DWC).”