Thick fog shrouds Dubai ahead of New Year’s Eve fireworks

Photographers take pictures as the sun rises over the city skyline with the Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building at the backdrop, seen from a balcony on the 42nd floor of a hotel on a foggy day in Dubai on Dec. 31, 2016. (AP)

A thick fog has shrouded downtown Dubai ahead of a New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the world’s tallest building.

The seasonal fog, which has struck around the UAE this week, hid the Burj Khalifa from view Saturday morning.

A fireworks display at the building, the world’s tallest at 828 meters, is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people on Saturday night.

Meanwhile, the fog caused flight delays at Dubai International Airport, the world’s busiest for international travel.

The UAE’s National Center of Meteorology & Seismology issued a fog warning Saturday morning, saying that visibility had dropped below 100 meters in most areas.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48