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The Indian Embassy in the UAE has issued a travel advisory for Dubai due to unprecedented weather

An abandoned vehicle sits in the water caused by heavy rain, with the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in the background in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

An abandoned vehicle sits in the water caused by heavy rain, with the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in the background in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Associated press

NEW DELHI: The Indian Embassy in the UAE has issued a travel advisory for Dubai due to unprecedented weather conditions.

“While UAE authorities are working around the clock to ensure the normalization of operations, the situation is unprecedented. The authorities have advised that passengers should travel to the airport only after final confirmation from their respective airlines regarding the departure date of the respective flights,” said the advisory issued by the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

In light of the advisory, inbound Indian passengers traveling through Dubai International Airport are advised to reschedule non-essential travel until operations normalize.

To assist Indian nationals at Dubai International Airport, the Consulate General of India in Dubai has made emergency numbers operational 24 hours a day.

Meanwhile, airline services from India to Israel are also being hit by the ongoing volatility in West Asia. Air India has decided to suspend all flights to Tel Aviv until April 30.

“Our flights to and from Tel Aviv will remain suspended until the end of this month due to the emerging situation in West Asia. We are continuously monitoring the situation and are extending our support to our passengers who have confirmed bookings for travel to and from Tel Aviv. Aviv during this period with a one-time waiver of rescheduling and cancellation fees. We would like to reiterate that at Air India, the safety of our customers and crew remains our top priority,” an Air India statement said.

While the situation remains tense, travel advisories for Israel and Iran remain in effect.

The 16 sailors in Iran have yet to return home, although a female cadet was allowed to leave on Thursday and landed in Kochi.

“The 16 Indian sailors are still housed on the ship MSC Aries. The Indian government is in touch with authorities in Iran and hopes they will return soon,” the source said.

Meanwhile, Iranian officials reaffirmed that the Indians have not been arrested and will leave as soon as the ship’s captain gives them permission.