Dubai Weather: Airlines Cancel Flight Operations Following The Heavy Rainfall; See Affected Flights

Dubai is facing heavy rainfall resulting in flight cancellations and delays. Here's all about it.

by Shreya Rathod
Dubai Weather: Airlines Cancel Flight Operations Following The Heavy Rainfall; See Affected Flights

Dubai is again witnessing heavy rainfall and unstable weather resulting in flight delays and cancellations. Passengers are being advised by Dubai airports and airlines to plan for any travel interruptions brought on by the anticipated downpour. Here’s the current state of flights in Dubai.

Dubai Weather: Flights Cancelled Or Delayed Due To Heavy Rainfall!

According to Dubai Airports, nine inbound flights, four outgoing flights, and five inbound planes were diverted at Dubai International Airport during the night. On May 2 and 3, Emirates cancelled six flights to several locations, including Johannesburg, Singapore, Istanbul, Nairobi, Cairo, Amman, and Singapore.

There have been fewer flights at Dubai Airport on May 2 due to the unfavourable weather in Dubai. Due to flight rescheduling, passengers arriving or departing from Dubai airport on May 2 may anticipate minor delays, according to an Emirates official. The airline said it is “re-accommodating” customers and waiving rebooking fees, and it apologised for any inconvenience.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are getting ready for more severe weather. Inclement weather is expected to hamper flight services, schools have been cancelled, and remote work has been advised. On Thursday and Friday, all educational institutions will conduct remote learning. Except for critical and response or recovery jobs, personnel of the public and private sectors will work remotely. During this weather, roads that go to locations where water accumulates and dams will be closed.

Indian Airlines Have Issued Advisory

Due to the anticipated poor weather, Indian airlines such as IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Vistara have issued advisories for flights to and from Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi. SpiceJet warned travellers of potential interruptions from thunderstorms and rain in Dubai and asked them to check the status of their flights.

IndiGo announced on X (formerly, Twitter) that their flight operations are affected by the unfavourable weather in Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi. They further asked the passengers to kindly check the status of their flight before heading to the airport. Similarly, Vistara reported that traffic congestion is expected en approach to Dubai Airport due to the predicted adverse weather conditions from May 2 to May 5. It is recommended that customers give themselves extra time to get to the airport.

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So, if you are travelling to Dubai, please check the updates from the airlines.

Cover Image Courtesy: Ayesha Akram/ X (Formerly, Twitter) & Canva

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