The National carrier, Kenya Airways(KQ), has announced the cancellation of flights into and out of Dubai due to the operational challenges caused by severe weather and ongoing flooding in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In a statement, KQ apologized to its customers for any inconvenience caused by these cancellations and assured them that they are actively monitoring the situation.

“Due to severe weather and ongoing flooding in the United Arab Emirates, which has led to operational challenges, Kenya Airways canceled one flight into and out of Dubai yesterday, Tuesday, April 16th, 2024, and one today, Wednesday, April 17th, 2024.”

Further, KQ has revealed that it is in close communication with Dubai authorities to minimize disruption to travelers’ plans.

“Affected customers are advised to get in touch at +254 711 024 747, WhatsApp: +254 705 474 747, or email: [email protected].”

As the situation unfolds, Kenya Airways pledges to provide updates as soon as new information becomes available.

UAE observed unprecedented rainfall on Tuesday, marking the highest recorded rainfall in the last 75 years since climate records started in 1949.

The country’s National Center of Meteorology confirmed this extraordinary rainfall over the past 24 hours as one of the most significant in the UAE’s climatic history.

According to the meteorology center, the most substantial rainfall recorded was in the Khatm Al Shiklah area in Al Ain, which received up to 254.8 mm in less than 24 hours.

This significant weather event, it says, has contributed to an increase in the UAE’s annual average rainfall and helped bolster the country’s groundwater reserves.

Dubai International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the world, announced that it would divert arriving flights on Tuesday evening until the weather conditions improve, though departures remain operational.