Heavy Rain fall disrupt flight operations at Dubai International airport



Media reveals that the overnight flooding occurrence in Dubai International Airport has left some international passengers stranded after some local and international flights experienced a continued disruption.
All affected passengers were directed to check revised times with their travel airlines and allow sufficient time to reach the airport.
Also Road users were directed to use the metro system in Dubai to avoid traffic as commuters reported being stranded on the roads for hours.
The Dubai media office in a tweet wrote, “Unusually heavy rain has hit Dubai, with rainfall reaching 150 mm/hour for 2.5 hours, according to preliminary reports, resulting in water ponds in some areas of the emirate and traffic diversions.”
“Within 24 hours, the @DMunicipality has drained and pumped out around 1.3 million cubic meters of rainwater across Dubai”

Passengers were strongly advised by the Emirates to arrive at the airport three hours before departure due to the heavy rainfall.
Making the announcement on their on its Twitter account, Emirates airline  wrote, “Heavy rainfall has caused disruptions to several flights departing from or arriving at @DXB today. Customers are requested to check their flight status.”

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Customers affected by flight cancellations are automatically rebooked on the next available flight.”
“Customers are being contacted and sent their updated booking to the email address registered with Emirates at the time of booking”.

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