IN PICTURES: Thick fog covers the UAE prompting flight delays

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Dense fog and mist appeared in most parts of the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, causing flight delays and cancellations.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has issued an advisory for residents as foggy days are set to continue this week.

Earlier this week, Dubai airline Emirates canceled ten flights due to the heavy fog.

Christmas Eve is historically one of the busiest times for the UAE’s airlines as people travel to celebrate the festive period.

Flights affected were between Dubai and Tehran, Bahrain, Dammam, Kuwait, Larnaca, Basra, Ammam, Budapest, Hong Kong and Baghdad, according to the airline’s website.

Poor weather conditions had already led to delays and cancellations for some of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad’s flights on Friday and Saturday, the airline said on its Twitter feed.

The NCM said in an advisory that the fog formation is leading to poor visibility at times over internal and coastal areas of the country.

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