Muscat: As heavy fog has enveloped Barka and surrounding areas, police have warned motorists to drive safely.
In a series of tweets, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has warned motorists to drive safely as the visibility is low on the roads due to fog.
“Fog has enveloped the road to Sohar. Drive safely,” ROP tweeted.
Meanwhile, a coffee shop owner in Barka said from evening, fog was slowly covering Barka.
“Like Thursday and Friday, by evening, fog started covering Barka. Driving in such conditions is quite difficult. Many motorists have parked their cars and are waiting for the situation to improve,” Mohammed Iqbal, the coffee shop owner, added.
Since Wednesday, fog in United Arab Emirates had disrupted air traffic too.
Many flights were delayed and diverted to Muscat. On Saturday too, passenger who flew to India were stranded at Dubai airport as flights were delayed due to fog.
“The take off from Muscat itself was delayed. Then after landing, were moved to terminal. For hours we are waiting to hear from airline’s official about the next flight,” Mohammed Gafoor, a passenger from Muscat, who is stranded in Sharjah airport, told Times of Oman.
“Fog has created a chaos in all the three airports in UAE. What we are told is that all flights are delayed,” Rafeek EK, another stranded passenger, said.
Emirates airlines tweeted on its official twitter handle on Saturday evening that fog is expected at Dubai Airports on January 1, potentially impacting arrivals and departures advising passengers to check for flight status.