Widespread rain and dust storms reported across Dubai

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It’s probably a good day to just stay indoors…

As we head into the hottest part of the summer the last thing anyone expected to wake up to this morning was a downpour.

But that’s precisely what greeted some Dubai residents as parts of the country were hit by rain earlier today.

The main areas that were affected by the inclement weather appear to be Mirdif, Rashidiya and International City.

Many took to social media to post photos and videos of the light downpour, and voice their surprise.

🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧🌧 #dubai #rain #feels #happy #dubairain .

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Yay! Surprised 😮 #uaerain #dubai #storm #uae #dubairain

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Meanwhile, other parts of the emirate has had to contend with a particularly nasty sandstorm.

So, while some residents saw this:

#dubairain #44c #mydubai #dubaiweather #dubaisummer

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The rest of us saw this:

Looks like it might be a good day to stay indoors and binge some Netflix. And if you must venture outside, make sure to take care, people.

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