A massive electrical storm hit the country on Sunday, leaving residents amazed by the impressive thunder strikes – which were amazingly caught on camera.
This video was captured by 37-year-old Wisam Saker as he sat on his balcony with his wife Lovely Reyes, 30, to watch the shocking weather.
He said: "My reaction was wow in amazement. My wife couldn't open her eyes, she got scared.
"We were just enjoying the view, sitting on our balcony on the 32nd floor, and there's so much lightning that evening I decided to set up my camera.
"Luckily we caught this one."
Professional architectural photographer Zohaib Anjum, 29, captured the neon coloured streaks blasting across the skyline in an overnight shoot.
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This is the moment that lightning strikes the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
My reaction was wow in amazement. My wife couldn't open her eyes, she got scared
The Dubai-based snapper captured the black clouds rolling and then spent 16 hours continuously shooting from day to night.
He said: "People were panicking because this sort of weather is very rare in Dubai.
"The thunder storm lasted two days and I was following it trying to see it from the best angles.
The Burj Khalifa is the world's tallest building at 829 metres tall
"I was so excited by the storm. I was so involved by that lightning.
"I noticed the sunrise behind me and I just thought 'how?' the time went so fast."
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The Burj Khalifa is the tallest structure in the world and the megastructure contains 57 elevators.
It cost approximately 1.5 billion US dollars to construct and the development includes a range of luxurious homes and hotels.
It also holds records for the world's highest night club, restaurant and observation deck.