Dubai Airline, which flies to Memphis on Friday, said on its website that it would cancel flights to the city and other cities for Friday, the first time that the airline has done so in three years.
The Dubai-based airline, which is part of Emirates Airline Group, said in a statement that it “will cancel all flights to cities in the UAE on Friday to prevent a security incident.”
The airline said it had been notified of the security threat by the UAE National Security Council.
The airline also cancelled flights to London and the United Kingdom on Friday.
The airline said in the statement that its decision to cancel all travel was not due to security concerns, but due to “the heightened level of security concerns related to the event.”
Dubai Airline has been plagued with security problems since last summer, when it had to cancel flights due to a bomb threat, according to Reuters.
Dubai-based Emirates Air Line has been a popular destination for tourists in the Middle East and Asia.
It operates more than 20 destinations in the region.
The airline is currently flying between Dubai and London, the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai, according the company.