They say when it rains, it pours, and residents of the UAE will know exactly how literal to take this phrase. Rain showers returned to the desert on Saturday morning over areas in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, bringing with it a lightning show that looked like it was plucked from a scene in an Avengers movie.
The Burj Khalifa was the storm’s favourite hit point. Several residents, including Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, captured on video the milliseconds when millions of volts of electricity discharged by the lightning struck the world's tallest building.
Scroll through to see some of the most intense shots and videos of the lightning in Dubai...