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Northern Runway Closure May 9, 2022, 14:00 PM

At Dubai Airports, we are committed to providing a safe and seamless experience for all guests who use our airport every day.

Starting May 9 until June 22, 2022 Dubai International (DXB) will move to a one-runway operation for a 45-day period. The closure of the Northern Runway will enable the comprehensive upgrade designed to enhance safety, service, and capacity levels.

During this time more than 1,000 flights per week will be redirected to arrive and depart from Dubai World Central (DWC).

Below is a list of airlines that will be operating flights to and from DWC during the Northern Runway Rehabilitation (NRR) project:



Israir Airlines

SmartLynx Airlines


Ethiopian Airlines

Gulf Air

Air India Express

Arkia Israeli Airlines


El Al Israel Airlines

SkyUp Airlines

Qatar Airways




Ural Airlines





Any guests due to fly in to or out of Dubai during this closure period are advised to reconfirm flight details, including departure and arrival airports, with the respective airline before commencing their journey.

For any guests travelling to or from Dubai World Central (DWC), steps have been taken to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey.

  • A complimentary bus service is available between all terminals at DXB and DWC.
  • Discount code DWC2022 can be used when booking an Uber through their app.
  • RTA taxis flagged from DWC will remove the flag fall fare of AED30.
  • Complimentary parking is available for all at DWC.
  • DWC’s facilities including restaurants, duty free shopping and lounges are open for guests to relax before flying.

To ensure a successful transition, Dubai Airports will continue to work seamlessly with our service partners across DXB and DWC and control authorities to provide an exceptional guest experience and ensure the highest safety for our valued customers.

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