The southern runway, 12R/30L, at Dubai International Airport (DXB) is to be closed for 45 days between April 16 and May 30 next year. During this period, the surface will be replaced and lighting will be upgraded. As with the similar closure of the northern airstrip in 2014, the project will take place during a period when demand for travel traditionally drops. However, capacity at the world’s busiest international airport is expected to be cut substantially while the work on one of its two runways takes place. Flights displaced from DXB will be able to use Dubai World Central / Al Maktoum International, 37 miles (60km) to the south, as an alternative.
Picture: One of Dubai International’s two runways is to be closed for 45 days next year while repairs and upgrades take place. (Wikimedia Commons / VtTN)
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