In Sharjah, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad Alai Al Naqbi, Director of Traffic and Patrol Department at the Sharjah Police confirmed that there were no serious accidents or injuries due to fog on Thursday. However, he did warn drivers of sudden change in conditions and the possibility of fog over the coming days. Al Naqbi also warned drivers to keep a safe distance from the car in front.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) said fog was reported in different parts to the country, including Al Dhafrah and Al Shawamekh in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai.

“Fog formation over scattered areas of the country. Take precautions due to poor horizontal visibility to less than 200m,” tweeted the National Centre for Metrology.

Police in Dubai and Abu Dhabi also reminded motorists to reduce their speed gradually and not to use hazard lights except in the event of an emergency via twitter, while the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai also urged residents to drive safely.

“Heavy fog and low visibility in some areas of Dubai. Please be careful and drive safely,” tweeted the RTA.

Several flight delays and diversions were also reported early on Thursday morning due to thick fog, according to flightradar24.com.