DXB's southern runway reopens after refurbishment

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Refurbishments at Dubai International Airport's (DXB) southern runway are now complete.

An Emirates Airline Boeing777 from Seattle was the first plane to touchdown on the new tarmac just before 6 pm on Thursday.

The runway was closed for 45-days for a complete upgrade to accommodate future traffic growth.

DXB's northern runway was also closed for a couple of days earlier this week for maintenance work.

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