In pics: Dubai wakes up blanketed in fog
It must be that time of year again…
How do you know winter has finally arrived in Dubai? When the city wakes up to find itself enveloped in a thick blanket of fog.
That’s exactly what happened this morning, as Dubai experienced its first fog of the season.
This rare phenomenon – which makes the city’s skyscrapers look as though they’re emerging from the clouds – only occurs a few times a year, usually between September and November.
You have to be up early to witness it though, as it tends to burn off when the sun rises.
Did you miss today’s fog? Not to worry – here are some of the best pictures we found.
— Asad Khan (@DJAsadKhan) September 27, 2017
— Λ l (@ALJVD1) September 27, 2017
— Matthew Riordan (@Riordan_Matt) September 27, 2017
Remember, while it looks beautiful, the fog does affect visibility on Dubai’s roads. So be safe out there – here is some advice from the Roads and Transport Authority:
During heavy fog, if you couldn’t continue driving, stop your vehicle off the road and turn on the waiting signals. #DriveSafely
— RTA (@RTA_Dubai) September 27, 2017
Main image: Laura Coughlin