It's always a worry when the Burj Khalifa isn't visible, we call it Armageddon day. Most of the past week has been, cloudy, windy, rainy or sandy. But Friday all 4 occurred at the same time, with visibility dropping, localised flooding and the house filling up with sand, covering every, single, surface.
We were woken at 4am Saturday morning with a terrific crash and flash of light, thinking an aeroplane had crashed, but no, it was thunder and lightening, a rare occurrence for Dubai.
There was snow up in Jebel Jais last week, a 2 hour drive from Dubai and the highest point of the UAE.at 1,943 meters, just over double the height of the World's tallest tower.
Despite the poor weather, it's a pleasure to have it. But it's still been very warm around the mid 20c and very muggy.
Summer isn't far away, thankfully I'll dodge the worse of the heat this year as I'm in the UK from mid June till mid October.