Alarabiya News - Ghinwa Obeid

23 April 2024

Operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB) are back to normal, the CEO of Dubai Airports announced on Tuesday, one week after the UAE was hit by an unprecedented storm that almost shut down operations at one of the world’s busiest airports for international flights.

“DXB returned to its normal flight schedule and is back to operating around 1,400 flight movements a day,” Paul Griffiths said in a statement.

“With roads in and around the airport 100 percent clear of water accumulation, our manpower, logistics and facilities are operating as usual again,” Griffiths added.

Last Tuesday, the UAE witnessed the largest amount of rainfall in its modern history over a 24-hour period, marking the highest since climatic data recording began in 1949.

The storm affected DXB, a major transit hub, prompting flight diversions, delays and cancelations after the storm flooded taxiways.

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