Dubai Airport announces a temporary suspension of operations and cancels 45 flights

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Fourty-five flights have been canceled, and Dubai Airport has announced that it will temporarily suspend operations.

The temporary suspension of operations at Dubai International Airport may affect flights tomorrow.

Videos posted on various social media platforms on Tuesday show how heavy rains in the United Arab Emirates caused runways to flood.

Dubai Airport announced the cancellation of 45 flights due to the storm.

Dubai Airport has announced that 45 flights will be unavailable due to the storm.

Due to the bad weather on Tuesday, the Dubai International Airport (DXB) temporarily halted operations and canceled 45 flights, both incoming and outgoing.

It issued a warning that bad weather might potentially cause aircraft delays and disruptions on Wednesday morning as well.

Heavy rain and flooding continue to significantly disrupt operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB) as of Tuesday, April 16. The heavy storm temporarily halted operations for a quarter of an hour today afternoon, but they have since resumed without interruption and are currently in the recovery phase. According to the statement, since 00:02 hours local time this morning, the authorities have canceled a total of 21 outward and 24 inbound flights, and rerouted three planes to other nearby airports.

Massive floods submerge the roads leading to Dubai Airport.

Flooding of such a magnitude that the roadways leading to Dubai Airport are submerged.

The torrential rains that started falling across the United Arab Emirates early on Tuesday morning caused runways to flood, according to videos shared across various social media platforms on Tuesday.

Dubai Airports released a statement stating, "There is major flooding on access roads around Dubai leading to the airport," and "current weather forecasts indicate that the unsettled weather will continue to cause delays and disruptions into the early hours of Wednesday, April 17, morning."

The statement states that we have activated reaction teams and are closely collaborating with airlines and other service partners to expedite the restoration of regular operations and mitigate any potential disruptions for consumers.

Dubai Airport instructions for travelers after flights were disrupted due to heavy rain.

Transportation directions for passengers arriving at Dubai Airport were delayed as a result of severe rain.

We strongly encourage passengers to check directly with their airline to acquire the most up-to-date information on the status of their flight, leave a significant amount of additional time to drive to the airport, and make use of the Dubai Metro for a more convenient mode of transportation since its working hours have been extended until three o'clock tonight, local time. "We are actively collaborating with our service partners and airlines to minimize any inconvenience that our valued guests may experience," the statement reads.

Rainfall and thunderstorms were observed in various regions of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday, prompting authorities at both the federal and emirate levels to issue safety cautions for travelers and inhabitants of the country.

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