Dubai’s towering skyscrapers are seen peaking out a stunning glowing fog as it swept across the city last night.
The spectacular scenes were caught by local entrepreneur, Rustam Azmi, yesterday, as the thick mist took over the high-rise jungle in the United Arab Emirates.
Rustam, 31, took the shots in downtown Dubai on December 28 and the city marina earlier this month.
For the marina, Rustam took to the roof of the 73 storey, Cayan Tower and then a few weeks later he set up at the Executive tower and the Index Tower for photos of downtown Dubai.
Photographer Zohaib Anjum also went to great heights to capture the eerie clouds when he climbed to the 94th floor of the Princess Tower to take the shot as dawn broke on December 20.
Zohaib, 29, said: “Seeing the city engulfed in all the fog was surreal and such a serene setting.
“It looked like the fog was running around the towers, and it was cool to see how the traffic and street lights illuminated patches, so you could see where the roads were laid out.
The Princess Tower, located in the exclusive Marina district of Dubai, is 101 storeys and 413.4 metres tall.
It was until recently the world’s tallest residential-only building, is currently the 20th tallest in the world, and the second tallest building in Dubai after the Burj Khalifa.
The fog caused traffic chaos in Dubai earlier this month, with 107 car crashes caused by poor visibility.
Only the very tips of skyscrapers were visible on December 5, as the city became hidden under the dense blanket.
A traffic command room received 1,062 calls for assistance in the space of just five hours.
Police warned drivers to use low beam lights and leave distance between other drivers, as visibility dropped to below 100 metres.
Passengers at Dubai Airport also experienced delays as the eerie weather prevented planes landing and taking off.
High-rise residential buildings are spread throughout the city but most of them are concentrated in the Dubai Marina area.