Suspected drone activity forced flights to be delayed at Dubai international airport this morning.

The suspension lasted from 10.13am to 10.45am local time.

Passengers took to social media to complain that thousands of people were stuck on aircraft unable to take off due to reports of drones flying in the area.

Flights later resumed at the world’s busiest airport for international travel which handles 90 million passengers a year.

Alleged drone sightings have previously disrupted flights into the giant hub, the base of Emirates.

Gatwick was severely disrupted by drone activity in December while flights from Heathrow were halted for about an hour last month after a drone was sighted.

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