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Old Feb 27, 18, 8:37 pm
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DXB Runway to Close Again Next Year

According to a report in the Independent Newspaper today, Dubai's southern runway will be closed for repairs for 45 days starting in April 2019. No doubt this will have similar effects on flight into and out of the airport, as per the 2014 repairs to the northern runway.

Dubai airport to close for 45 days next year
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Old Feb 27, 18, 8:49 pm
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Please do a search before posting, mentioned here: Building Progress DXB and DWC and news updates Post 2121
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Old Feb 27, 18, 10:51 pm
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@skywardhunter... "Please do a search before posting, mentioned here: Building Progress DXB and DWC and news updates Post 2121"

FYI.... Before making the post I did a number of searches using a multitude of criterion and all came back with either "nothing found" or results relating to the 2014 runway closure. The post to which you refer namely: Building Progress DBX and DWC and news updates #2121 , makes no actual mention of the proposed runway closure, and the link which NOIR posted comes back "Page not known", so its not surprising that the search engine did not pick it up.

As the subject is likely to have an impact upon most EK travellers, I would consider that putting it in a designated self contained topic, rather than burying it in a non-descript post.
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The post was by DYKWIA and does mention it, but you're right it's virtually impossible to find. Early morning FT'ing resulting in grumpy-posting, also annoyance because many people don't search and repost much more obvious stuff, I think you're right, next year this will be a big factor for all of us and probably need a dedicated thread, not sure if there'll be much need for one until then, not sure that there'll be regular updates or discussion on this until early next year at the soonest.
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Old Feb 27, 18, 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by skywardhunter View Post


The post was by DYKWIA and does mention it, but you're right it's virtually impossible to find. Early morning FT'ing resulting in grumpy-posting, also annoyance because many people don't search and repost much more obvious stuff, I think you're right, next year this will be a big factor for all of us and probably need a dedicated thread, not sure if there'll be much need for one until then, not sure that there'll be regular updates or discussion on this until early next year at the soonest.
It shouldn't be forgotten that quite a few people do make their plans/bookings more than a few day/weeks or even months ahead so having an early heads up may help them avoid heartaches later.
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Old Feb 28, 18, 1:04 am
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The title of the article "Dubai airport to close for 45 days next year" is also inaccurate and misleading journalism.
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Old Feb 28, 18, 1:46 am
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It shouldn't be forgotten that quite a few people do make their plans/bookings more than a few day/weeks or even months ahead so having an early heads up may help them avoid heartaches later.
I agree but without regular interaction this thread will just disappear. Next year when the construction is underway I'm sure there'll be regular postings of the progress and expected completion.
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Old Feb 28, 18, 3:12 am
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Just as long as the Ultimate Airport Dubai crew are out there filming it then I'm happy...
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Just as long as the Ultimate Airport Dubai crew are out there filming it then I'm happy...
any word if a new series is in the works?
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Originally Posted by Bouncingsouls View Post

any word if a new series is in the works?
No clue, i think someone mentioned filming in 2018 for 2019 - however that is just a distant memory.
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