Yes, that was a small earthquake you just felt in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and RAK
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has hit Bandar Abbas in Iran, and small tremors have been felt by UAE residents today.
Various reports have confirmed an earthquake in the Iranian city of Bandar Abbas, a port city across the Southern coast of Iran on the Arabian Gulf. The city is one of the closet points between Iran and the United Arab Emirates, and given that proximity this is not the first time an earthquake there has been felt all the way in the UAE.
The earthquake took place at roughly 4:30 pm UAE time.
However, there's nothing to worry about as the slight earthquake was "lightly felt" by residents with no "effect" according to National Center of Meteorology in the emirates. The last earthquake in Bandar Abbas was felt in the UAE in October last year.
A 5.7 Magnitude Earthquake on Richter scale is recorded in South of Iran at 16:30, 2020-02-16 "UAE time” According to the NCM “National Seismic Network, Slightly felt by residents without any effect.— المركز الوطني للأرصاد (@NCMS_media) February 16, 2020
There were also reports of tremors being felt in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah.