An Emirates flight from India has reportedly crash-landed at Dubai International Airport, according to the Dubai government media office.
Flights to and from the airport, including departures to and from Newcastle International Airport are thought to be affected.
Social media images show thick black smoke coming from the airliner.
All passengers were reportedly evacuated safely and no injuries have been reported so far.
The Boeing 777 was reportedly flying from the Indian city of Trivandrum to Dubai.
The live air traffic monitor Flightradar24 said takeoffs and landings at Dubai had been suspended because of the incident.