Sandstorm in Riyadh

A sandstorm covered Riyadh around midday and everything is orange!

UPDATE 1450 GMT: Sandstorm is almost gone now and the weather started to clear up.

43 thoughts on “Sandstorm in Riyadh

  1. Saw how it covered riyadh from my office…pretty neat like a holywood movie but man it dosen’t feel any pretty. -_-

  2. Gone? Ah! My 1300 flight has been moved to 1730, and then 2130… hoping it won’t get delayed any more.

    Some people said the airport was closed for incoming flights for a while… some flights for Egypt and Dubai seem to have departed though.

  3. I like sandstorms. The temperature drops rapidly to cool levels and the particles are too fine to choke you (though they can be dangerous) and at night, the light from the city makes the whole sky glow orange. :)

  4. It came so suddenly. I stopped at my doc’s office and when I went in the skies were clear and it was sunny and warm. When I came out 20 minutes later, I could barely see my car which was 10 feet away. Driving in this was quite the experience especially since driving in Riyadh is normally a horrific experience. In fact, I drove in NY City for nearly 20 years but I won’t drive here. I had to hire a full-time driver.

  5. Your blog got a write up in our daily paper here in Ireland today – The Irish Times – so I thought I’d have a look at it!Keep up the good work!

  6. Let’s hope an epidemic disease spreads into the the bronchioles of every single conservative retard shall we? we can call it the Alien’s disease.

  7. why do i click submit too fast?
    the disease will kill the centrals, as time passes by easterns and westerns will gather, regenerate, mixed genes will lead Riyadh into Prosperty.

  8. “Monsoon // Thursday, March 12, 2009 at 11:11 | Reply

    Taki, You are sick!”

    and you are…..Dr. Phail?
    honey, the end justifies the means, don’t worry there were no reports of any medical related problems except with the regular asthmatics. My wish was objective and clear, you on the other hand diagnosed a person over the internet, i wonder how smart you could be IRL, scatter.

  9. Now that i read his post again, i think Monsoon was kidding, by the latter i mean just throwing random words of delight, Monsoon you seem to delighted with my idea with your heart eh?
    It’s hard to determine the emotions over internet, wanna hang like hang out with me ^_^

  10. No, I’m not kidding! wishing demographically millions of people an epidemic disease that kills them just because.. whatsoever! shows more then sickness, it reflects an extremely evil mentality and lack of soul, let alone tact and thoughtfulness. And it doesn’t takes a “Dr.Phil” (Dr. Phial?) or any smart person to point out the obvious, smart pants!
    And NO, the end never justifies the means!!
    And NO again, I do not wanna hang out with you, go hang out with a shrink instead, that’s what you need.

  11. You’re misleading, are you by any chance a Virgo? you use too many exclamation marks.
    Apparently you’re another disappointment to the human race itself, he’s called Dr. Phail in my book since he’s full of failures aka fails just like someone reading this, nice attempt to correct me, coming from someone who writes “more then” instead of than -_-” *sigh*

    Listen stripling, my attentions by far exceed your imagination capacity, you might someday understand, till then sweety.

  12. Kimmy? so she got mentally ill after the unsensored sex tape scandal?
    It’s Dr. Phail not Phial, you make him sound like a potion.

  13. Oh is Kimmy one of the Kardashian girls. I didn’t even know who they were until I saw Dr. Phail today! I guess I’m so busy taking care of my kids and husband I don’t have time to keep up with all the celebrity gossip. Anyway Dr. Phail is from Dallas Texas. They have a saying in Texas “Everything is bigger and better in Texas”. You should visit sometime we have great Mexican food, the carne asada is great and Tejano music is fantastic!!! Check out the “Paseo del Rio” while you are here too! Buenas noches mi amigo!

  14. LOL.
    “Apparently you’re another disappointment to the human race”
    “my attentions by far exceed your imagination capacity”
    Now that’s just a pathetic tactic. I just love it when it comes down to this level .. a little sense of triumph I get.
    Anyways Mr. Tacky .. judging by the way you write, talk and think (by this order, I’m guessing)
    I see no point in arguing with you. I’ve already delivered my message.
    Now go watch “Kimmy’s” latest scandals.
    So long.

  15. Am I missing something? This started out as a little discussion about our great sandstorm of 2009 here in Saudi and somehow degenerated into some sort of nasty interchange, having nothing whatsoever to do with the sandstorm. Just another puzzlement I guess.

  16. I think our so called discussion is drawing more attention than the topic itself, well in any case we were both having fun i assume unless he got offended or something, at least it killed my boredom a bit.

  17. it was scary but cool, i was at school and when we went into our assembly hall the weather was absolutely normal, we were in the hall for hardly 5 minutes and it was like WHOA when we came out

  18. It really was cool to witness up close and personal. We get so many wonderful experiences (and some not so great) living in this part of the World. My family and I have been in the Middle East for nearly 2 and a half years and love it. We have no intention of going back to the States anytime soon, other than for visits. Life here is really quite good – quite high-on-the-hog really, to use an American hackneyed expression.

  19. Cool! I remember the sandstorms from when I was there. It used to get in the eyes, nose, ears. You could taste it and feel it in your teeth!

    Amazing to watch from inside a car though.

    Good times.

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