Rain in UAE: Some flights could be delayed, airlines say

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At the Dubai International Airport.

Heavy rain may delay flight schedules in the UAE, airline representatives cautioned on Tuesday (April 16) as the emirates grappled with adverse weather.

According to Etihad Airways, heavy rain could potentially delay some flights, but that the airline will work closely with affected travelers to assist them to reach their destination.

Emirates cautioned travelers to “plan for extra travel time to reach the airport, and complete check-in formalities before arrival for added convenience.”

Flydubai said the rain may impact flight schedules in Dubai International (DXB) airport, and urged travelers to arrive at the airport at least four hours before their flight.

In an advisory, DXB told travelers to check their latest flight status with their airlines and to keep extra time before their flight.

The National Centre of Meteorology has forecast rainy weather to persist until Wednesday (April 17). Since Monday evening, rain of varying intensities has hit Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, causing flooding in several roads. In Al Ain, residents reported giant hailstones that damaged cars and properties.

Meanwhile, authorities have asked residents to take precautions. Public schools and government institutions have switched to remote work on Tuesday, while all parks and public beaches are closed until weather conditions improve. ICA/Expat Media

ALSO READ: UAE weather forecast from April 15-19

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