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Dubai International Airport

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Name Dubai International Airport
Region Middle East
Territory United Arab Emirates AE.gif
Location Al Garhoud, Dubai
Serving Dubai
Elevation 18.898 m
62 ft
62 ft18.898 m
Coordinates 25° 15' 10.00" N, 55° 21' 52.00" E
Designator Length Width Surface ROPS
12L/30R 4000 m13,123.36 ft
60 m196.85 ft
ASP yes/yes
12R/30L 4000 m13,123.36 ft
46 m150.919 ft
ASP yes/yes

Observation OMDB 240600Z 18009KT 140V220 CAVOK 39/17 Q1005 NOSIG
Station Dubai International Airport
Date/Time 24 August 2019 06:00:00
Wind direction 180°
Wind speed 09 kts
Lowest cloud amount clouds and visibility OK
Temperature 39°C
Dew point 17°C
Humidity 27%
QNH 1005 hPa
Weather condition n/a

Tag(s) Bird Strike
Tag(s) Parallel Runway Operation

International airport serving the emirate of Dubai, UAE.


Hot Desert Climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) - Hot desert climates are typically found in the subtropics where there is unbroken sunshine for the whole year due to the stable descending air and high pressure, little or no precipitation. Maximum temperatures of 40°C to 45°C are not uncommon, particularly during the warmer months of the year.



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Airport Layout

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Accidents & Serious Incidents at or in vicinity of OMDB

  • A320 / B738, vicinity Dubai UAE, 2012 (On 22 April 2012, an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 737 came into close proximity near Dubai whilst on the same ATC frequency and correctly following their ATC clearances shortly after they had departed at night from Sharjah and Dubai respectively. The Investigation found that correct response by both aircraft to coordinated TCAS RAs eliminated any risk of collision. The fact that the controller involved had only just taken over the radar position involved and was only working the two aircraft in conflict was noted, as was the absence of STCA at the unit due to set up difficulties.)
  • A320/B773, Dubai UAE, 2012 (On March 20 2012 a Ural Airlines Airbus A320 failed to taxi as instructed after vacating the landing runway 12L at Dubai and crossed the lit stop bar of an intersection access to runway 12R before stopping just in time to prevent a collision with a Boeing 777-300ER about to pass the intersection at very high speed on take off. Taxi clearance had been correctly given and acknowledged. The aircraft commander had extensive aircraft type experience but the inexperienced First Officer appeared to be undergoing early stage line training with a Safety Pilot present. The Investigation is continuing.)
  • A332, Dubai UAE, 2014 (On 23 October 2014 an Airbus A330-200 made a sharp brake application to avoid overrunning the turn onto the parking gate at Dubai after flight. A cabin crew member who had left their seat prior to the call from the flight deck to prepare doors, fell and sustained serious neck and back injuries. The investigation found that the sudden braking had led to the fall but concluded that the risk had arisen because required cabin crew procedures had not been followed.)
  • B744, vicinity Dubai UAE, 2010 (On 3 September 2010, a UPS Boeing 747-400 freighter flight crew became aware of a main deck cargo fire 22 minutes after take off from Dubai. An emergency was declared and an air turn back commenced but a rapid build up of smoke on the flight deck made it increasingly difficult to see on the flight deck and to control the aircraft. An unsuccessful attempt to land at Dubai was followed by complete loss of flight control authority due to fire damage and terrain impact followed. The fire was attributed to auto-ignition of undeclared Dangerous Goods originally loaded in Hong Kong.)
  • B773, Dubai UAE, 2016 (On 3 August 2016 the crew of a Boeing 777-300 rejected a landing at Dubai after a touchdown beyond the TDZ was followed by an automated 'LONG LANDING' Advisory Callout. Four seconds later, the aircraft became airborne again but with the thrust at Idle, it reached approximately 85 feet above the runway before sinking back onto it and impacting rear fuselage first at 900 fpm. The right engine-pylon assembly detached and an intense fuel-fed fire started as the aircraft came to a stop and it was quickly destroyed by impact and fire. All 300 occupants escaped, 23 with minor injuries.)

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