Life in the UAE is a con­stant bat­tle with dust, sand and sand­storms, espe­cial­ly in sum­mer. But dust storms can occur at any time of the year. Fine sand dust crawls under the doors and through cracks in the win­dows and pen­e­trates lit­er­al­ly every­where. Par­tic­u­lar­ly vicious storms obscure the sky and the sun for days on end. Leav­ing the house these days becomes extreme­ly dan­ger­ous.

dubai sandstorms

Entry relat­ed to loca­tion: Dubai

While sand­storms are not very severe inside dense­ly built cities like Dubai, they are unfor­giv­ing in the mid­dle of the desert where there is noth­ing to hold the sand. These excep­tion­al pho­tographs of desert­ed roads and sand-swept infra­struc­ture show how intense sand­storms are affect­ing civ­i­liza­tion in the Mid­dle East. These pho­tos were tak­en by Syd­ney-based pho­tog­ra­ph­er Irinej Herok.

See also
Dubai in the clouds