Abu Dhabi International Airport closed down temporarily at 7.30 am today morning due to severe fog, the emirate’s carrier Etihad Airways said in a statement.
Officials also said that a number of Etihad Airways flights and other scheduled flights were disrupted due to the closure.
Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad diverted 15 inbound flights to five other airports in the region including Dubai World Central, Sharjah, Muscat, Al Ain and Bahrain.
The airline said that it is working to minimise disruption to its customers and will provide updates.
Passengers are advised to contact the Etihad Airways Contact Centre on +971 (0) 2599 0000 or visit the Etihad Airways website for more information on the status of flights in and out of Abu Dhabi Airport.
This is not the first time Abu Dhabi Airport has had to delay flights due to fog. In November 2014, thick fog delayed the departure of 44 early morning flights from the airport by up to four hours even as many inbound flights had to be diverted.