Air freight disruption persists in Dubai following record rainfall in UAE

Apr 18, 2024 | Article, News

Dubai is continuing to recover from record rainfall, with up to 259.5mm (10.2in) of rain falling on Tuesday, 16th April – the most since records began 75 years ago.

There have been many flight cancellations or delays due to the extreme flooding, especially for local carrier – Emirates. Seaports are partially working but some roads remain closed.

Following the initial lashing by the fierce storm, operations at Dubai International Airport were temporarily suspended, as footage showed areas submerged by the flash flooding.

On Wednesday morning, Dubai International Airport said on X the flooding had left “limited transportation options” and “recovery will take some time”.

We will monitor the situation and provide our customers with the necessary updates. For more information, contact your Customer Relationship Manager today on 01375 856060 or email crmteam@ugroup.co.uk to discuss.

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