Fog shrouds Dubai's high-rises on both sides of Shaikh Zayed Road on Thursday morning. (Image Credit: Gulf News)

Hundreds of flights delayed as heavy fog blankets UAE

More than 100 flights delayed in heavy shroud; weathermen, police advise motorists to take caution while driving

Dubai:  Residents awoke to heavy fog while thousands of flyers faced delays and were advised to check their flights due to fog-induced delays on Thursday morning.

Weather forecasters said that heavy mist reduced visibility to less than 50 meters in most areas and roads in the UAE.

The fog was also responsible for causing multiple accidents on Al Khail Road and Airport Road, as well as along Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road in Dubai near Al Khawaneej and Arabian Ranches.

The National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) reported heavy fogging at around 5am over Abu Dhabi International Airport, Khalifa City and adjoining areas, Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and...Read more...