Air passengers stranded in Dubai

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Passengers stranded in Dubai stand outside a hotel in the Gulf emirate. (Getty Images)
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More than 8,000 transit passengers have been stranded in Dubai and Abu Dhabi by cancelled flights due to Europe's volcanic ash cloud, Emirati airlines said. (Getty Images)
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A passenger stranded in Dubai smokes a cigarette at a hotel. (Getty Images)
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Emirates said it hopes to resume flights later on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
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The Dubai based carrier said the ash cloud was costing them $10m a day. (Getty Images)
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Emirates Airlines planes are grounded at Dubai International Airport. (Getty Images)
Tue 20 Apr 2010 10:25 AM GST