Jetty-style runway in Dubai has ‘no life’

Dubai’s iconic airport, which boasts a large runway of about 25 metres (yards) wide, had to be closed for maintenance on Thursday, amid criticism over the city’s poor air quality.

The Dubai-based Dubai Authority of Civil Aviation had to suspend all flights to and from the city amid a poor air-quality situation in the city over the weekend, with the city also facing increased pressure for its ability to cope with a wave of smog-related deaths.

Al Jazeera’s Samira Mody reports from Dubai.