Fog causes flight delays, traffic disruption in UAE

Dozens of flights were delayed at Dubai and Abu Dhabi airports

Thick fog disrupted dozens of flights to and from the UAE’s major airports on Thursday morning and motorists were urged to be cautious after a major pileup earlier in the week.

Dubai Airports’ flight tracker showed delays to at least 50 flights outgoing and incoming from around 5:00am this morning.

Emirates warned passengers to check their flight status for the latest information.

It was a similar story at Abu Dhabi International where dozens of arriving and departing flights were delayed from around 6:10am.

Motorists across the UAE were urged to be cautious after a major pileup in thick fog on Tuesday involving 44 vehicles. More than 20 people were injured.

Read: Video: 22 injured after 44 vehicles collide in Abu Dhabi

Dubai Police warned drivers to avoid Emirates Road after an accident near Al Maktoum International Airport in the Abu Dhabi direction.

A graphic posted on Twitter by the National Centre of Meteorology showed fog covering most of the country and coastline.

Videos posted by the organisation also showed extremely poor visibility on some roads.

The NCM said visibility was expected to be poor until at least 10:00am.