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IN PICS: Weather chaos

IN PICS: Weather chaos
Dubai's famous landmarks were barely visible for much of Friday as gale force winds kicked up sand and dust into the air.
IN PICS: Weather chaos
Winds gusting up to 65 kilometres an hour (kph), knocking over flag polls and other objects.
IN PICS: Weather chaos
IN PICS: Weather chaos
Brave surfers head to the water to try and catch a wave in Dubai. The met office predicted waves could reach up to 18 feet off the UAE coast.
IN PICS: Weather chaos
It was slow going on the roads as the high winds and sand in air reduced visibility.
IN PICS: Weather chaos
IN PICS: Weather chaos
Construction sites were hit by the strong winds, many had boarding blown over.
IN PICS: Weather chaos
IN PICS: Weather chaos
The winds even uprooted small trees across Dubai left branches scattered across the city's streets.
IN PICS: Weather chaos
IN PICS: Weather chaos
IN PICS: Weather chaos
IN PICS: Weather chaos
A number of the advertising boards that adorn Sheikh Zayed Road and other streets were damaged in the storm.
IN PICS: Weather chaos
Those who did brave the harsh weather wrapped up warn due to the winds and cold temperatures.