Dubai Airport Flights Delayed, Canceled Due to Heavy Rain

Reuters
By Reuters
January 11, 2020International
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Dubai Airport Flights Delayed, Canceled Due to Heavy Rain
Cars drive through flooded streets in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in the early hours of Jan. 11, 2020. (Still image from social media video obtained by Reuters)

DUBAI—Dubai International, one of the world’s busiest airports, canceled, 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 canceled or diverted to nearby Al Maktoum airport, state-owned Dubai Airports said on Twitter.

Corporate logo of Dubai Airports is seen at terminal
Corporate logo of Dubai Airports is seen at terminal three of Dubai Airports in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 26, 2018. (Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters)

Video footage and images posted on social media showed part of the airport’s runway area submerged under water. Reuters could not immediately verify the footage.

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.

By Alexander Cornwell

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