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15 October 2012 08:54
Dubai Airport was forced to close for a couple of hours due to fog
Around 50 flights were diverted away from Dubai International Airport on Wednesday after both runways had to be shut due to foggy conditions, in which the critical runway backup system lost power. The airport was shut at 06:45, according to operator Dubai Airports, and flights were sent to other airports in the area such as Dubai World Central, Al Ain, Doha Abu Dhabi, Dammam, Muscat and Bahrain.
Before runway operations opened again at 08:30, a statement said: "Dubai Airports is working with airlines, air traffic and ground services staff to restore operations, clear the backlog and limit customer inconvenience."
The closure may have disrupted people's travel plans and is a reminder of unexpected issues which can crop up. Holidaymakers can take out
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