Massive dust storm engulfs houses in Saudi Arabia


This is the terrifying moment a massive dust storm engulfed homes in Saudi Arabia.

Footage shows the huge brown clouds of dust approaching houses and buildings in the capital city Riyadh on July 17.

Onlooker Aftab Sayyed said: ‘I was on my way to work when the storm happened. It was not my first time seeing such storm but it’s definitely one of the biggest.’

The worker was not hurt as he was able to shelter in a nearby shop while the weather phenomenon passed by the area.

Dust storms are caused by a combination of drought and strong winds. The gusts blow across dry surfaces and whip up dust and dirt in the air.