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Flights face delays, cancellations as thick fog takes over UAE

The National Centre of Meteorology has issued an advisory for residents as foggy days are set to continue for next few days.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker walks over a bridge in early morning fog in the Marina area of Dubai, October 16, 2008.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A worker walks over a bridge in early morning fog in the Marina area of Dubai, October 16, 2008.

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Many flights arriving and departing from Dubai international airport are experiencing delays Dense fog and mist engulfed most parts of the country on Tuesday, causing flight delays and cancellations. 

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued an advisory for residents as foggy days are set to continue for next few days.


Many flights arriving and departing from Dubai international airport are experiencing delays and cancellations. The reason seems to be the thick fog in the country. According to the website Flightradar24.com, no delays have been reported at Abu Dhabi International airpot till now. 

However, Dubai International airport is experiencing heavy delays for arrivals. Flights from Manchester, Birmingham, London, Jaipur, Baku, Algiers, Glasgow, Jeddah are all experiencing delays. 

Although nothing has been mentioned on their social media pages of website, the thick fog could be the reason for the delay this morning.

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