Dubai International Airport Resumes Regular Operations After Storms & Heavy Rains

Dubai International airport bounces back.

by Deeplata Garde
Dubai International Airport Resumes Regular Operations After Storms & Heavy Rains

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is set to rebound to its full glory within just 24 hours, as assured by its chief operating officer, Majed Al Joker. In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Al Joker confidently declared the imminent return to full operational capacity and a regular flight schedule. This declaration comes in the wake of a tumultuous period where adverse weather conditions wreaked havoc on airport operations.

Weather Woes Cause Havoc At Dubai International Airport

The recent spell of inclement weather inflicted significant disruptions at Dubai International Airport, resulting in the cancellation of over 1,000 flights. The adverse conditions forced inbound flights to be diverted temporarily on Tuesday evening, awaiting improvements in the weather, while departures from DXB were also temporarily suspended. The severity of the situation was exacerbated by major flooding on access roads leading to the airport, further hampering the smooth flow of air traffic.

A Collaborative Effort To Resume Operations

Despite the challenges posed by the weather, DXB’s Terminals One and Three have commenced a gradual return to normalcy, prioritizing passenger safety above all else. This rebound to regular operations is the culmination of a collective endeavour involving airport teams, partners, and airlines. The concerted efforts have been focused on striking a balance between restoring normal operations and ensuring that affected passengers receive the necessary assistance.

A Helping Hand For Passengers

In the aftermath of flight cancellations, Dubai International Airport has extended a helping hand to affected passengers, offering assistance ranging from refreshments to aid with rebooking and rescheduling. Most airlines have resumed their operations, albeit with a caveat: until the airport attains full operational capacity, travellers are advised to liaise with their respective airlines for the latest updates on flight statuses.

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Navigating The Turbulence

DXB disclosed that operations were temporarily suspended for 25 minutes on Tuesday, leading to the cancellation of multiple flights. However, the proactive measures undertaken by the airport management, in tandem with the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders, are steering Dubai International Airport back on course. As the airport gears up to reclaim its position as a bustling aviation hub, the resilient spirit of DXB shines through, undeterred by the transient turbulence caused by Mother Nature’s whims.


With Dubai International Airport poised to regain its full operational capacity. As it was done within a remarkably short timeframe passengers can breathe a sigh of relief. The steadfast commitment to passenger safety, coupled with the unwavering dedication of airport personnel, underscores DXB’s resilience in the face of adversity. As the skies clear and flights resume, DXB stands as a testament to the triumph of collective effort in overcoming challenges, ready to welcome travellers with open arms once more.

Cover Image Courtesy: DXB/X

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