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Dubai airport runway closure for 45 days

DUBAI: Dubai Airports confirmed on Wednesday that it plans to shift some services to Dubai World Central (DWC), the emirate’s second airport, for an increase in capacity due to the planned temporary closure of Dubai International’s (DXB) northern runway.

Dubai authorities advises all travelers who are due to fly into or out of Dubai during that time to check with their respective airlines in advance to confirm which airport or terminal they will need to go through.

The runway will be closed on May 9 and is expected to reopen by June 22, to undergo a “comprehensive upgrade designed to boost safety, service, and capacity levels” for travelers, Dubai Airports said in a statement.

As part of the decision, the second airport of Dubai known as Dubai World Central (DWC) will now handle more than 1,000 flights per week during the 45-day closure period.

Dubai hosted more than seven million travellers last year and Dubai International Airport ( DXB ) remaining the busiest airport in the world — handling 29.1 million passengers in 2021.

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