Dubai Cargo Disruption Eases After Severe Flash Floods

19 Apr Dubai Cargo Disruption Eases After Severe Flash Floods

In a dramatic turn of events, cargo operations in Dubai have been significantly disrupted following unprecedented flash flooding. The deluge, which is the heaviest rainfall the region has witnessed in 75 years, forced the temporary closure of Dubai International Airport (DXB), affecting nearly 300 flight operations.

On Tuesday, the UAE experienced a record-breaking rainfall of almost 26cm, which led to the halt of all activities at DXB, including the cancellation of numerous flights. Despite the resumption of operations, areas of the airport continue to suffer from flooding, causing ongoing delays and cancellations.

Emirates SkyCargo has issued an operational update stating that the severe weather conditions on April 16 and 17 have caused significant logistical challenges. The company urges customers to use its tracking tool on for updates on their shipments and apologizes for any inconvenience. Efforts are in full swing to return to normal scheduling and provide support to impacted clients.

As recovery efforts continue, DXB has reopened check-ins at Terminal 3, primarily used by Emirates and FlyDubai, signaling a gradual return to normal operations. Terminal 1 has also resumed receiving inbound flights from various international carriers. For the latest updates and information on cargo shipments, travelers and logistics partners are advised to stay connected through official airport and airline communication channels.