As the northern hemisphere greets the first day of spring (Japan declares this day a public holiday), here in the UAE, we got nothing but sand, sand and more sand. Dust, too. Strong winds kicked up dust and sand and reduced visibility all over the country. It's bad enough that there is really no season … Continue reading Sand and more sand on first day of spring
There you go... the first sand storm of 2012. Last Friday, strong winds picked up dust and sand and blanketed Dubai, reducing the visibility to 800 meters. In this part of the road, tall buildings including the world's tallest Burj Khalifa should appear on the right but nah, they are in invisible mode. Needless … Continue reading First sandstorm of 2012
The very strong sandstorm last Friday uprooted and split trees all over the city. There are reports of some flying billboards smashing parked cars!In all our four years of living in Dubai, that sandstorm was the worst. It even lasted for more than 30 minutes. Here are some damage to plants on my way to … Continue reading Aftermath of Friday’s sandstorm
We were out today at the Dubai Japanese School to attend their Sports Day program when a huge sandstorm so strong, refusing to stop halted all activities and had us running back into the building! http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=19320210&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 Sandstorm in Dubai January 28, 2011 from Sandier Pastures on Vimeo. Another video: http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=19291137&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 Dubai Sandstorm - January 28, … Continue reading Dubai sandstorm January 28, 2011
The sands were moving as I got down from the bus on my way home yesterday afternoon. The wind was strong. Sandstorm! * Photo not my own but still depicting the sandstorm in Dubai. * I couldn't open my eyes because unfortunately, I was walking on the opposite direction as the wind. The wind picked … Continue reading Sandstorm, thunderstorm, what next?