UAE closing airports on Tuesday, a day earlier than first announced

United Arab Emirates will suspend all passengers flights in and out of the Gulf Arab state on Tuesday night, Dubai Airports said on its website

  
Corporate logo of Dubai Airports is seen at terminal three of Dubai Airports in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 26, 2018. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed

Corporate logo of Dubai Airports is seen at terminal three of Dubai Airports in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 26, 2018. REUTERS/ Hamad I Mohammed

DUBAI- United Arab Emirates will suspend all passengers flights in and out of the Gulf Arab state on Tuesday night, Dubai Airports said on its website, indicating it would take place 24 hours earlier than initially announced.

"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,” the state operator said, adding the measure would be implemented from 11:59 p.m. (1959 GMT).

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