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DXB’s northern runway to be refurbished later this year


Dubai International Airport (DXB) today confirmed plans to close its northern runway for a 45-day period between May 9 and June 22, 2022, to allow for its refurbishment.

While regular runway maintenance is scheduled on a weekly basis, it notes that more extensive upgrades such as the one planned require a complete closure of the runway.

The last time this level of work was carried out on the northern runway was in 2014, while the southern runway underwent similar improvements in 2019.

Dubai Airports adds that it “continues to invest in developing and maintaining its world class infrastructure to enhance customer service quality and capacity and maintain its position as the world’s busiest international airport”.

Disruption to the flight scheduled will be kept to the minimum as Dubai is a dual airport destination, meaning that Dubai World Central (DWC) will accommodate a number of DXB services throughout this period.

Dubai Airports is advising passengers who are due to travel into or out of Dubai during the closure period to check with their respective airlines the airport and/or terminal of arrival/departure ahead of their journeys.

More information will be made available as plans develop and as flight schedules are finalised.

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