Emirates And flydubai Release Travel Advisory Amid Unstable Weather Conditions

Unstable weather persists in the UAE as heavy rain and lightning greet residents nationwide. The National Centre of Meteorology has issued yellow and orange alerts for Abu Dhabi and Dubai, warning of hazardous weather until 6pm on Wednesday, 17 April. And for those flying through Dubai International Airport (DXB)  between 16 and 17 April, Emirates and flydubai have issued travel advice. 

DXB advises passengers to exercise caution and ensure to check the latest flight status with the airline before departing. "Due to forecasted heavy thunderstorms in Dubai on 16 and 17 April, operations at Dubai International Airport may be affected," the airport said in a statement. 

Emirates Airline Travel Advisory 

Emirates Airlines advises passengers to prepare ahead, cautioning potential road delays to DXB due to expected bad weather on 16 and 17 April. It also requests passengers to plan extra time for travel, and complete check-in before arriving for added convenience.

flydubai Travel Advisory 

  • Passengers are advised to update their contact details via the Manage Booking section of flydubai's website
  • Check-in online is available between 48 hours and 75 minutes before the flight departure time from Dubai.
  • Passengers are advised to check their booking for their baggage allowances. 
  • Passengers are advised to aim to arrive at the airport at least four hours before their flight departs. Please note that check-in closes 60 minutes before the flight departure time.
  • Passengers can save time at the airport by using one of our new self-service kiosks in Terminal 2, where they can print their baggage tag and complete online check-in then go directly to the dedicated bag drop desk.

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In a statement on its website, flydubai said: "The adverse weather conditions that have been forecasted in the UAE over the next few days (16 and 17 April) may impact our flight schedule at Dubai International. We are working hard to minimise any disruption to our passengers’ travel schedules and are coordinating with all parties at the airport. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions closely and we advise our passengers to allow extra time for their journey to the airport and to check the status of their flight on the website."

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