It’s raining in Sharjah and Northern Emirates – and Dubai is next
When it rains, it pours in Dubai. But why is that such a problem?
The UAE has seen record rainfall this year, and residents have seen it rhyme more than a dozen times this year. And that’s unusual for a city known for 356 days of sun, sea and sand.
As many people who live in the United Arab Emirates will know, residents and tourists alike are virtually guaranteed their stay will include some nice sunny weather. Not so of the first few months of 2019, which has seen more than the odd rainy day.
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It’s a common joke that Dubai has two seasons – the hot season and the very hot season. That is somewhat true. From September to March the weather is generally very nice, and then after that during the summer it gets quite a bit hotter.
But right now we are in the period of time between those seasons, a time where the weather can get a bit interesting.
That’s when Dubai gets wet, windy, and stormy. It’s also when you can expect sandstorms, or as they’re called here – shamals.
For people who live in places like Europe, the US or Asia, you’re probably thinking to yourself, “hey, that’s just a bit of rain. What’s all the fuss about?” But in a desert city like Dubai, rain can be quite a big deal.
You can see why rain in Dubai is such a big deal, in the video below: