“Do Not Come” — Dubai Airport Operators Beg Travelers Amid Severe Flood Crisis

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Travel authorities in Dubai are advising people to avoid the airport due to severe flooding caused by receiving two years’ worth of rain in just 24 hours in the United Arab Emirates.

Between 10 p.m. local time on Monday and 10 p.m. local time on Tuesday, over 6.26 inches of rain fell in Dubai, according to the Dubai Meteorological Office.

The National Centre of Meteorology has confirmed this record-breaking rainfall and predicts more rain in the hours to come.

As a result of the heavy rains, streets in Dubai are flooded, and flights at Dubai International Airport, the busiest airport for international travel and the hub for Emirates Airlines, have been disrupted.

Due to unusual weather conditions, the Dubai International Airport had to temporarily redirect incoming flights that arrived on Tuesday evening local time. Outgoing flights were not impacted by this change.

A statement posted by Dubai airport operators on social media read: “We advise you NOT to come to the airport, unless absolutely necessary. Flights continue to be delayed and diverted.”

“Please check your flight status directly with your airline. We are working hard to recover operations as quickly as possible in very challenging conditions.”

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Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.