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Multiple DXB-Bound Flights Diverted to DWC For Runway Maintenance

Numerous flights approaching Dubai International International Airport (DXB) in the coming one and a half months have been rescheduled and diverted to Dubai World Central (DWC), following a 45-day runway maintenance announced.

Runway maintenance at DXB for 45 days

From 16th April-20th May, DXB’s runway will be closed for maintenance. More than 90 construction vehicles will be on site every hour, bringing 18,500 truckloads of concrete and asphalt. DWC, on the other hand, will handle 145 passenger flights daily, including airlines like flydubai, Wizz Air, Aeroflot, Indigo, SpiceJet, Gulf Air, Ukraine International Airlines, Ural Airlines, Nepal Airlines, Kuwait Airways and flynas.

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Free express bus service and parking at DWC

Thanks to Dubai’s Roads and Transportation Authority, (RTA) tourists and residents can enjoy free express bus services to DWC from major locations, as well as a dedicated fleet of taxis serving the airport. The buses operate between the two airports, departing every half an hour. What’s more, motorists can avail free shaded parking at DWC’s car park, with a capacity of 2,500 parking spaces.

Discounts available from Dnata and Careem

DUBZ by Dnata is making check-ins from home cheaper, offering a 30% discount by using the promo code: DUBZ_DWC. Whereas, ride-hailing giant Careem is offering a 25% discount on fares to DWC. Travellers have to use the following code: FLYDWC.

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Two years of preparations before maintenance

Works behind arranging the runway maintenance have been going on for two years alongside authorities to make sure the project takes place “without a hitch.” Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports, said, “Planning and preparations have been underway for almost two years in close coordination with Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, airlines, dnata, the regulator and a host of other service partners to make sure this massive project goes off without a hitch.”