Dubai Airports to close DXB’s northern runway for refurbishment

Dubai Airports today confirmed plans to close Dubai International’s (DXB) northern runway for a 45-day period between May 9 and June 22, 2022 to carry out complete refurbishment that will ensure continued safety and efficient operations.

While regular runway maintenance is scheduled on a weekly basis, more extensive upgrades such as the one planned require a complete closure of the runway.

The last time this level of work was carried out on the northern runway was in 2014, while the southern runway underwent similar improvements in 2019.

Dubai Airports continues to invest in developing and maintaining its world class infrastructure to enhance customer service quality and capacity and maintain its position as the world’s busiest international airport.

A number of flights will be redirected to Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai’s second airport, to limit the impact on service during the closure period.