Dubai: Thick fog blanketed the UAE early on Wednesday, disrupting flights and creating traffic snarls till midday in some areas.
More than 300 outbound flights were reported to have been affected across the UAE from 3am to 1pm, including at Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport and Sharjah International Airport, according to Flight Tracker.
“Normal operations at Dubai International were disrupted this morning due to heavy fog, resulting in a number of delays and a total of 13 diversions,” a Dubai Airports spokesperson said.
The reduced visibility was also a challenge for Emirates airline. “Severe fog in Dubai on December 28 caused the delay of some Emirates flights arriving and departing at Dubai International Airport. A few Emirates flights arriving into Dubai were diverted to Dubai World Central Airport for additional fuel and quickly returned to Dubai International,” a spokesperson said.
Emirates urges customers to check their flight status on www.emirates.com