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Storm in Al Ain 2017

A Storm Hit Al Ain This Weekend and You Have to See It

It's rare that we get storms here in the UAE, and when we do, we're more likely to get hit with sand or dust than rain.

No matter how used we get to being whipped by flying sand, though, nothing can prepare you for the type of storm that hit Al Ain over the weekend.

Photos posted by the UAE Storm Centre show strong winds blowing sand at camels, who themselves are being blown about by the gusts. One even gets blown over!

It wasn't just camels that were being strewn about in Al Ain, though-- in another video, car parts and other debris can be seen flying all over, and the cloud of sand is so thick you can hardly see out of the car's windows.

The less-than-ideal weather isn't over, though. The National Weather Service Tweeted today that along with rough seas across the country, we can expect high temperatures and more flying dust and sand over the next few days. It's going to be an unpleasant week – but do your best to try and stay indoors!

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