Sandstorm envelops Riyadh skyline

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Though not infrequent at this time of year, the storm still created unfavorable conditions. (AN Photo)
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Though not infrequent at this time of year, the storm still created unfavorable conditions. (AN Photo)
Updated 19 February 2019
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Sandstorm envelops Riyadh skyline

  • Heavy dust clouds hampered visibility, affected temperatures and caused substantial traffic delays
  • Storm created unfavorable conditions, with wind speeds reaching 40 kilometers per hour

RIYADH: A sandstorm hit Riyadh on Tuesday, enveloping the city in heavy dust clouds that hampered visibility, affected temperatures and caused substantial traffic delays.

Traffic police in Riyadh advised motorists to drive slowly, use headlights at all times and exercise restraint. (AN Photo)

Though not infrequent at this time of year, the storm still created unfavorable conditions, with the maximum temperature at 19 and minimum at 6 degrees Celsius, and wind speeds reaching 40 kilometers per hour.

Traffic police in Riyadh warned residents to take care, whilst telling motorists to drive slowly, use headlights at all times and exercise restraint.

Traffic police in Riyadh advised motorists to drive slowly, use headlights at all times and exercise restraint. (AN Photo)

People with respiratory conditions, meanwhile, were also advised to avoid going outside where possible.

 


Saudi crown prince meets with Dubai crown prince

Updated 27 May 2019
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Saudi crown prince meets with Dubai crown prince

JEDDAH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai, met on Sunday to review the "brotherly historical relations" between the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
They also discussed the promising opportunities for cooperation in various fields, SPA said.
The meeting was attended by top officials from both sides.
Before the meeting, King Salman received the Dubai crown prince at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah and had iftaar together, along with other officials including  Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and the chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais. 
King Salman is spending the last ten days of Ramadan in the holy city of Makkah.