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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.

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

The difference is remarkable.

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

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

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

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

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