Working with airlines, government authorities and hotels, Dubai Airports has been providing hotel rooms and meals to those stranded in the emirate.
According to state news agency WAM, travel solutions have been arranged for hundreds of passengers, with only 91 passengers currently waiting for flights. Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths said: "These are unprecedented circumstances and our primary focus is to ensure that those passengers who are stranded at DXB receive the necessary levels of care and attention."
He added: "We have worked closely with the airlines and the authorities to either clear passengers through health checks and immigration formalities to enter the appropriate quarantine arrangements or helped to organise flights to repatriate passengers to their home or onward destinations."Repatriation efforts are right now one of the largest contibrituors to air traffic in the UAE. Carriers Etihad Airways and Emirates Airline were recently authorised to operate repatriation flights from the UAE to destinations across Europe, North America and Asia.