Dubai airports will be closed from March 26 due to preventive measures by the UAE authorities to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

In a statement released on Monday, the airports in Dubai announced that Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) will remain closed to the public for the time being.

The Statement

In these unprecedented times of uncertainty, the decision has been made by the UAE authorities to suspend all inbound and outbound passenger flights, and the transit of airline passengers in the UAE, for two weeks, subject to reassessment, as part of the precautionary measures taken to limit the spread of Covid-19, starting at 11:59 pm on March 26 (Thursday).

During this time, vital cargo and emergency evacuation flights will operate, however all other flights will come to a temporary halt and our two airports – Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC) – will be closed to the travelling public until further notice.

We thank you for your understanding and support during this challenging situation. At Dubai Airports we are fully committed to supporting the measures being taken to ensure the health and safety of our valued customers, our community and our employees.

While these measures are being taken we will continue to work closely with airlines, control authorities, service partners and the authorities to ensure we are ready to resume operations once it is deemed safe to do so.

Until that time, we urge you to stay safe’

However, DXB has tweeted that the airports will be closed for two weeks, subject to reassessment.

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