Dubai airport briefly halts flights over 'drone sighting'

Dubai airport briefly halts flights over 'drone sighting'
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Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest airport for international travel, has briefly halted flights over an alleged drone sighting.

The airport said it halted flights from 10.13am to 10.45am local time on Friday over "suspected drone activity".

Flights were later resumed, it said.

Alleged drone sightings have previously disrupted flights into the airport, which is the base of the long-haul carrier Emirates.

Drone owners are now required to register with the United Arab Emirates' General Civil Aviation Authority.

Authorities also ban hobbyists from putting cameras or lasers on their drones and flying in certain areas.

PA

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