Dubai Airport Reopens | Thousands Rebooked After Record Rainfall

The airlines announced on Saturday that after a record-breaking storm earlier this week caused significant flooding across the United Arab Emirates, sibling airline flydubai and flagship carrier Emirates of Dubai have resumed regular operations.

According to a statement issued by the airline’s president Tim Clark a record storm that struck the desert city of Dubai on Tuesday caused roughly 400 flights at Emirates to be postponed and numerous others cancelled.

Our usual flight schedules have been restored as of this morning. Travellers who were earlier left stuck in the airport’s transit area are now on their way.

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“It kindly requests your patience and understanding because we’ll work to clear the backlog of rebooked passengers and bags over the next few days” Clark continued. Additionally, he stated that affected consumers received 250,000 food vouchers and 12,000 hotel accommodations from Emirates.

Following the weather-related disruption, Flydubai also resumed its full flight schedule from the airport’s Terminals 2 and 3, an airline spokeswoman said in a statement.

Flights from Pakistan to and from Dubai are operated via carriers, according to the website of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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Thousands of tourists were left stranded as the airline stopped accepting check-ins for customers leaving Dubai and stopped operating through Dubai International Airport a significant hub for international travel due to the storm’s impact.

After the storm flooded taxiways and caused flight delays cancellations and diversions the airport has found it difficult to resume regular operations.

Days have passed since the floods hit the UAE with parts of the roadways connecting the city to Abu Dhabi still under water as of Saturday. Some restaurants and supermarkets in Abu Dhabi had product shortages since they could not receive delivery from Dubai.

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Researchers believe that climate change will cause higher temperatures more humidity, and a higher danger of flooding in some areas of the Gulf region. They have linked extreme weather events like Tuesday’s storm to the phenomenon.

Particularly at risk for flooding are nations like the United Arab Emirates, which lack the water management infrastructure necessary to handle severe rainfall.