The United Arab Emirates – home to the world’s busiest international airport in Dubai – has announced that it will suspend all passenger and transit flights to and from the country for two weeks, starting from 25 March.
Dubai international airport saw 86.4 million passengers in 2019. It’s also home to Emirates – one of the world’s biggest airlines. Emirates has now also announced that it will suspend all passenger flights by 25 March.
It comes as all shopping and commercial centres are set to close in the next 48 hours. However stores selling essential goods,including supermarkets and pharmacies, will remain open.
Restaurants will have their service limited to deliveries.