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Surreal Photos Show Dubai Covered In Orange After A Major Sandstorm

The low visibility disrupted travel by road and air Thursday.

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A huge sandstorm hit Dubai, the biggest city in the United Arab Emirates, on Thursday.

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The storm travelled east to Dubai after hitting Saudi Arabia hard Wednesday.

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The difference is remarkable.

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Visibility is so low that drivers are being warned to take precautions, Reuters reported.

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A 24-year-old was airlifted to a hospital after a sandstorm-caused traffic accident, BBC News reported.

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And both local airports are dealing with delayed and cancelled flights, Dubai Airports said on their website.

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Julie Kliegman is a News Fellow and is based in New York.

Contact Julie Kliegman at Julie.Kliegman@buzzfeed.com.

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