The UAE was one of a number of Middle Eastern countries to bare the brunt of a freak weather phenomenon yesterday.
A shock snowstorm blasted through the Arab country, usually known for its blistering heat, scorched deserts and year-round sunshine.
The blizzard covered parts of the country with up to 10 centimetres of snow, according to the local Met Office.
Other Gulf States also experienced rare lightning strikes, sandstorms, rough seas and high winds of up to 90km an hour.
Heavy winds saw a crane collapse in Dubai which then set off an inferno, which injured one person.
Three vehicles were also destroyed in the sudden fire.
Among other weather-related incidents, trees were uprooted and traffic was severely disrupted.
Poor visibility across the area caused several accidents and trapped many residents indoors to avoid an impeding dust storm.
The freak weather led to the cancellation of a stage in the Tour of Dubai because the strong winds posed a danger to the cyclists.
According to the UAE Met Office, temperatures plunged to minus two degrees across several mountainous regions.