The dust storm started from 2 pm on Monday 23rd May. Kuwait Civil Aviation has announced a temporary shutdown of flights from 2:20 pm local time for 4 hours due to the dust storm.
Roads in Kuwait darkened by heavy dust storm. Most of the roads are empty as some vehicles are seen moving carefully on the road to return to the safe destination. The Kuwaiti government has instructed local people and expatriates not to leave their homes without urgent work.
Earlier, Middle Eastern countries Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Oman were also hit by the dust storm. The storm, which swept across the Middle East, hit the Burj Khalifa tower in the United Arab Emirates. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building, went unnoticed for some time. Experts say climate change is disrupting regional climate patterns. Desertification can make the situation worse.