Fog causes chaos in Dubai


06/12/2005: Police reported two accidents per minute yesterday as fog blanketed the UAE for the third day in a row, though it was the first time Dubai was affected.

Yesterday’s fog, from about 5am to 9am, affected Dubai and Sharjah severely, as visibility fell to about 100 metres disrupting traffic and flights. The police received a number of reports of road accidents.

A number of people were injured on the Dubai-Al Ain road when a speeding pick-up travelling on the wrong side of the highway collided with a mini bus.

Five flights were diverted out of Dubai International Airport while two were diverted from Sharjah to Dubai.

Source: Gulf News

1 Comment so far

  1. tanveer (unregistered) on December 7th, 2005 @ 11:48 am

    My Uncle took early morning Emirates flight to dxb from khi, but reached at noon, it got delayed by three hours. That was some fog !!!!!!

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