'Incident' at Dubai airport amid reports of smoke from plane


An incident has occurred at Dubai's main airport, Emirates airline has said, with social media users reporting smoke from a plane at the scene.

Dubai-based Emirates said the incident happened at 12.45pm local time (9.45am BST). Images posted to social media showed black smoke billowing at the airport.

The Dubai government's official media office said on Twitter that all passengers were "evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far".

It said authorities are "dealing with the incident at the moment to ensure safety of all".

The flight originated from Thiruvananthapuram in southern India.

Dubai International is by far the Middle East's busiest airport, and is the world's busiest air hub in terms of international passenger traffic.