Dubai Airports has made an official statement of its temporary closure for two weeks (subject to reassessment) following the announcement that UAE flights will be cancelled. This decision was made by the Civil Aviation Authority and the National Emergency and Crisis and Disasters Management as part of the preventive measures to help combat the pandemic.
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Flight operations in the two airports – Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) – will be closed to the travelling public until further notice. The suspension will start at 11:59 pm on Thursday 24 March.
However, be advised that important cargo and emergency evacuation flights will still continue to operate.
Below is the Tweet from Dubai International Twitter:
In accordance with the directive from @NCEMAUAE and the @gcaauae, all passenger flights to and from the UAE – including inbound, outbound and transit – will be suspended for two weeks, as precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. https://t.co/ppqwasKhLk 1/4 pic.twitter.com/H5N7iRZIgl
— Dubai International (@DXB) March 23, 2020
Operations Suspended for 2 Weeks at Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC)
Below is the full statement from Dubai Airports:
In these unprecedented times of uncertainty, the decision has been made by the UAE authorities to suspend all inbound and outbound passenger flights, and the transit of airline passengers in the UAE, for two weeks, subject to reassessment, as part of the precautionary measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19, starting at 11:59 pm on Thursday 24 March.
During this time, vital cargo and emergency evacuation flights will operate, however all other flights will come to a temporary halt and our two airports – Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) – will be closed to the travelling public until further notice.
We thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging situation. At Dubai Airports we are fully committed to supporting the measures being taken to ensure the health and safety of our valued customers, our community and our employees.
While these measures are being taken we will continue to work closely with airlines, control authorities, service partners and the authorities to ensure we are ready to resume operations once it is deemed safe to do so.
Until that time, we urge you to stay safe.