Nature Video

By Mikey Jones


Some of the tallest buildings in the world can barely be seen in these striking images, which capture Dubai covered in a thick blanket of fog.

Twice a year Dubai’s iconic skyline is transformed as huge fog descends on the city, almost completely covering many skyscrapers including the 2,700ft Burj Khalifa.

In these shots, only the very top of the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the world – can be seen poking above the clouds, making the famous building look more like a rocket heading into outer space.

The extraordinary snaps were captured by Zohaib Anjum, a storm chaser and professional photographer who lives in Dubai.

He took the pictures from the 55th floor of a skyscraper in downtown Dubai.

The 32-year-old said: “Every year I capture fog in Dubai. It’s simply such a magical moment.

“I think it’s something everybody should experience. It’s breathtaking and particularly amazing when you see the Burj Khalifa above the fog.

“I’m known as a storm chaser in Dubai so most the of the photos I like are of storms but I love foggy images too.

“I don’t use any special techniques, you just you have to be in the right place at the right time.”