UAE Airlines Issues Advisories Amid Heavy Traffic Due to Thunderstorms

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UAE Airlines Issues Advisories Amid Heavy Traffic Due to Thunderstorms

UAE Airlines Issues Advisories Amid Heavy Traffic Due to Thunderstorms

  • Dubai Airports and UAE airlines issued advisories regarding unstable weather conditions.
  • Emirates Airlines alerted passengers to heavy thunderstorms forecast for May.
  • Advising them to add extra travel time and use the Dubai Metro to mitigate disruptions.

Dubai Airports, in collaboration with local UAE airlines, issued precautionary advisories on Wednesday in light of unstable weather conditions prevailing in the region. Passengers traveling through Dubai International Airport were cautioned about potential delays expected due to rain and heavy traffic.

With the looming threat of unsettled weather, Dubai Airports emphasized the importance of travelers meticulously planning their journeys. This involved starting trips early and factoring in extra travel time to accommodate any delays caused by road congestion or adverse weather conditions. Additionally, passengers were encouraged to leverage smart apps for real-time traffic updates and alternative routes, as well as consider utilizing the Dubai Metro for convenient access to airport terminals.

A spokesperson for Dubai Airports said,

”With unsettled weather forecasted for tomorrow, we advise guests who are flying out of Dubai International (DXB) and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) to plan ahead. To avoid potential delays due to road congestion, we recommend guests utilise smart apps for real-time traffic updates and alternative routes and consider using the Dubai Metro to get to DXB Terminals 1 and 3.”

UAE Airlines Issues Advisories Amid Heavy Traffic Due to Thunderstorms

Emirates Airlines echoed similar sentiments, alerting passengers to the heavy thunderstorms forecasted for May 2 and the subsequent likelihood of road delays. They urged travelers to allocate extra travel time and utilize the Dubai Metro whenever feasible to mitigate potential disruptions to their journeys.


In response to the weather forecast, the UAE government issued alerts for medium to heavy rains, prompting employers to facilitate remote work arrangements where possible. Schools in Sharjah and Dubai announced the implementation of distance learning to prioritize the safety of students and staff members.

Moreover, the National Emergency, Crisis, and Disaster Management Authority recommended that private and government sector employees work remotely, except for those essential to critical operations or recovery efforts.

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Etihad Airways also advised passengers traveling to Zayed International Airport to prepare for adverse weather conditions from May 1 to May 3. Travelers were urged to allocate extra time for their journeys and check in early, especially for those utilizing the Etihad bus service between Zayed International Airport and Dubai.

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