UAE rains: Emirates, flydubai, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia Announce Flight Cancellations, Delays

Adverse weather in the UAE caused flight disruptions in Dubai on May 2, affecting Emirates, Etihad Airways, flydubai, and Air Arabia flights with delays, diversions, and cancellations. Emirates cancelled flights to Istanbul, Nairobi, Cairo, Amman, Singapore, and Johannesburg. Dubai Airport experienced reduced flight movements, leading to delays and rescheduled flights, as confirmed by an Emirates spokesperson.

Emirates apologized for any inconvenience and said affected passengers will be rebooked at a later date. “To rebook, contact your travel agent or nearest Emirates Office. All rebooking fees will be waived,” said the spokesperson.

On Wednesday, Emirates issued a travel advisory urging passengers flying on Thursday to arrive early at the airport due to anticipated road delays.


Flydubai also faced delays and cancellations for departures and arrivals at Dubai International Airport. Inbound flights from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran, Pakistan, Bahrain, and Israel were delayed, as well as departures to India, Damascus, and Iran. A flydubai spokesperson advised passengers to anticipate extra travel time due to adverse weather conditions on May 2 in Dubai.

Etihad Airways recommended that passengers flying to Zayed International Airport arrive early to accommodate potential delays. The airline spokesperson urged travelers to plan their journeys accordingly and suggested early check-in for those using the Etihad bus service between Zayed International Airport and Dubai to ensure ample time for transit.

Sharjah-based carrier Air Arabia has also advised passengers to plan extra time for travel to its hubs in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah. The airline shared on social media platform X, “Update your contact info in your booking to receive the latest flight updates.”

India’s largest airline, IndiGo, reported flight disruptions caused by adverse weather in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, and Ras Al Khaimah. SpiceJet and Vistara airlines also issued similar alerts.

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