Dubai Skyline Obscured by Torrential Rain

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates issued a stay-at-home advisory on Tuesday, April 16, as severe storms hit Dubai and other parts of the country.

The National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) stressed “the necessity of staying at home and following safety instructions during the weather conditions” in a post on X on Tuesday.

According to news reports, government employees were told to work from home on Tuesday and Wednesday and school lessons were moved online.

Footage filmed by Toby Cunningham shows torrential rain, strong wind, and lightning in Dubai on Tuesday night. Credit: Toby Cunningham via Storyful

Video transcript


- That is not a time lapse. That's just how much lighting is happening.

- Crazy.


- Yeah. So this is not a time lapse. This is a real. I've never seen this much lightning in my life before. This is crazy.