On 17 January 2022, a drone attack caused three fuel tankers to explode at the Mussafah Fuel Depot in the capital Abu Dhabi, killing three people and injuring six more. Following the explosions, a minor fire broke out at a storage facility near Abu Dhabi International Airport (OMAA/AUH). Several flights were briefly disrupted at the airport, but airport authorities indicated that no significant damage occurred. The Houthi rebel group in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack.