Air traffic was brought to a standstill for about half than an hour at Dubai International Airport on Wednesday, following the presence of an unauthorised drone in the airspace.
Airspace was closed between 8:08am to 8:35am. A Dubai Airports statement said it was “due to unauthorised drone activity”. As a result, a number of flight delays were sustained.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, a Dubai Airports spokesperson confirmed, “Airspace around Dubai International was closed from 8:08am to 8:35am due to unauthorised drone activity resulting in a number of delays at the airport. Arrival operations resumed at 8:35 am and departures at 8:40am with some restrictions. Full operations were resumed at 0907 hrs. Dubai Airports is working closely with its stakeholders to minimise customer inconvenience.” More info