Dubai airport was forced to suspend flights for around half an hour on Friday morning (February 15) following reports of “drone activity” in the area.
An airport spokesperson confirmed flights were held or grounded between 10.13am local time (6.13am GMT) and 10.45am on safety grounds.
The airport later tweeted at 8.10am GMT stating flights had resumed after “less than 30 minutes’ delay”.
“Dubai airports confirms operations at Dubai International are back to normal after less than 30 minutes of delay due to unauthorised drone activity.
“Authorities warned that flying drones without obtaining permission is subject to legal liability as per UAE laws.”
It comes after Gatwick airport was forced to suspend flights for around 36 hours shortly before Christmas on account of drone activity.
Heathrow took similar precautions last month after reports of a drone flying near the runways.