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Dubai flights diverted to neighbouring airports due to fog

Small delays reported in Abu Dhabi

Dubai flights diverted to neighbouring airports due to fog

Early
morning fog in the UAE caused some disruptions to flights at airports around
the country.

A
spokesperson for Dubai Airports said that four inbound flights were diverted to
Muscat, Doha and Al Ain airports due to the weather this morning.

Other
flights that landed in Dubai were reporting delays of between one (from Doha,
Karachi and Ahmedabad) and two hours (from Heathrow, Hamburg and Rome) at
times. 

A
spokesperson for Etihad Airways said while there was dense fog in the capital,
the delays were kept to a maximum of 45 minutes, with no flights diverted.

The Abu
Dhabi Airport website showed a number of flights delayed this morning,
including those from Muscat, Bahrain, Bengaluru and Basra.

The
thick fog also caused issues in the roads in the UAE, with visibility down to
under 100 metres in some parts, leading to a number of accidents.

The National Center
of Meteorology & Seismology (NCMS)
in its daily bulletin said the relative humidity increased during the night and
early morning over some coastal and internal areas, with humidity reported
to be between 85 percent to 95 percent, which led to the foggy conditions.

The
adverse weather conditions look set to continue into tomorrow morning, with similar
weather forecast for the morning.

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