Video footage and images posted on social media showed part of the Dubai airport's runway area submerged under water.
Dubai International, one of the world's busiest airports, cancelled, diverted and delayed flights on Saturday due to heavy rain and flooding, Dubai Airports said.
Video footage shows ramp area flooding at Dubai Airport following heavy rainfall. https://t.co/YZmO3wOyoa pic.twitter.com/mM9KJ6iMwi— Breaking Aviation News (@breakingavnews) January 11, 2020
Flights are likely to be delayed throughout the day and some have been cancelled or diverted to nearby Al Maktoum airport, state-owned Dubai Airports said on Twitter.
#Dubai Airport cancelled, diverted and delayed flights on Saturday due to heavy rain and flooding— EHA News (@eha_news) January 11, 2020
▫️Video shows part of the airport's runway area submerged underwater.
Dubai airport is the base of airlines Emirates and flydubai.
Emirates said several flights to and from Dubai had been delayed.
Flydubai said its flights were also delayed, while some had been diverted.
#dubaiweather— EM (@campeones78) January 11, 2020
Dubai airport flights delayed, canceled due to heavy rain@emirates @EmiratesSupport TILT
No info, no water, no suppor 👎👎👎 pic.twitter.com/kpYrfHiWPR