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Weather disrupts flights at Dubai International Airport

Dozens of flights diverted or delayed amid storms

Weather disrupts flights at Dubai International Airport

Flights to and from Dubai International Airport have been disrupted today due to bad weather conditions, according to the airport operator.

Fifteen inbound flights were diverted to other airports in the UAE and "a number" of outbound flights were delayed due to storms and heavy rain.

"Dubai Airports can confirm that normal operations at DXB have been disrupted as result of weather conditions persisting since last night. A total of 15 inbound flights were diverted to neighbouring airports, while a number of outbound flights were also delayed owing to the disruption," Dubai Airports said in a statement.

Dubai Airports sad it was working with airlines and other stakeholders to minimise inconvenience to passengers and normalise operations as quickly as possible.

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ahmed 3 years ago

For a progressive modern country to fall apart when it rains is ridiculous. Last night I flew in Terminal 2 and waited almost 2 hours for my luggage. Luggage was strewn all over the airport by the baggage handlers who apparently skipped work last night because there could only be two reasons why this happened on my plane that was parked in front of immigration, either a lot of employees didn't show up for work or the ones that were working threw the luggage somewhere and no one knew where the luggage was in the airport or could have been still on the plane and not offloaded. People need to be fired. Most of them are South Asians and go through monsoon every year and NEWSFLASH, this was not a monsoon in Dubai.