By Meesha Kapoor and Joseph George www.emirates247.com
Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 1 went partially dark and several flights delayed following a power outage on Saturday evening.
All flights departing from gates A B C and D at Terminal 1 were moved to gates E and F. There were long queues of passengers assembled at the two gates that were functional.
The problem occurred at around 5.30pm, leaving the conveyor belts carrying luggage from check-in counters to stop working. Lights at some of the gates also went off.
Speaking over the phone to Emirates24|7 at 8.45pm, an airport official confirmed the incident and said efforts were on to rectify the problem. “We are not sure as to what caused the issue. However all passengers checking in have been asked to move to gates E and F.”
When asked if any flights were delayed he said, “There are some flights that are going to be delayed.”
Agitated passengers said they’d had to wait much longer than they were accustomed to at the efficient Dubai Airport. More info