Dubai Airport closed this morning for drones in airspace
New case after those of Gatwick, Heathrow and Newark
This morning the Dubai airport was closed for about half an hour due to the presence of some drones (UAV, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) in the airspace of the airport. A temporary closure that forced the airport authority to cancel some scheduled connections between 10:15am and 10:45am local hour. At the moment, the situation seems to have returned to normal, but the attention of the Dubai police forces remains high because on several occasions the Houthi (Yemen) rebels have tried to carry out drone attacks at the airports of the United Arab Emirates. A "dangerous" situation and that "we are trying to fight as much as possible", explained the director general of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority Saif Mohammed al-Suwaidi interviewed by "al-Arabiya", who stressed that there are "very severe penalties for those who use drones without authorization near airports". A new case of UAV that enters the airspace of an airport after those in December at London-Gatwick, which has been closed for three days, and in January at Heathrow and Newark, both remained non-operational for about an hour.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency