Dubai flights: Check-ins for Emirates, flydubai passengers reopen at Terminal 3

There could still be delays due to operational challenges at Dubai International Airport after Tuesday's heavy rains


Waheed Abbas

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Published: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 10:23 AM

Last updated: Thu 18 Apr 2024, 11:29 AM

Check-ins at Dubai International (DXB) have reopened for Emirates and flydubai flights operating out of Terminal 3 following the unprecedented weather experienced in the UAE, a Dubai Airports spokesperson said on Thursday.

“There is currently a high volume of guests in the Terminal 3 check-in area. Passengers should only come to Terminal 3 if they have received a confirmation from their airline regarding their flight departure. Please contact your airline for the latest information on your flight status,” it said.

Earlier, Emirates airline also said that customers departing Dubai can now check-in for their flights.

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However, it added that there could still be delays due to operational challenges at Dubai International (DXB) after heavy rains recorded on Tuesday.

“Please make your way to the airport only if you have a confirmed flight booking, as the airport remains congested. Customers impacted by flight cancellations should contact their booking agent or Emirates contact centre for rebooking,” an Emirates spokesperson said in a statement to Khaleej Times.

On Wednesday evening, Emirates announced extending the suspension of check-in for passengers departing Dubai till 9 am on April 18 due to continued operational challenges caused by bad weather and road conditions.

The UAE recorded its heaviest rain in 75 years on Tuesday, resulting in flooding across many residential districts of Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and others. As a result, the government has encouraged private sector entities to allow their employees to work from home. Residents have not been able to go out in their vehicles also because roads are submerged in rainwater.

“There may still be delays to arriving and departing flights. Please check the latest flight schedules on the Emirates website. Emirates extends our sincerest apologies to impacted customers who have experienced delays and disruption to their travel plans caused by bad weather and road conditions,” said the spokesperson.

The Dubai-based airline said that it is working to restore scheduled operations as well as secure accommodation and other amenities for affected customers at the airport.


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