Hail storm in Dubai

As I just mentioned in my previous post, I just came back from Dubai this Monday. I asked my friend in Dubai if they ever have any thunderstorms there. He mentioned that there were some occasionally. Basically the weather is hot, very hot, extremely hot and hot. Since Dubai is in the desert (albeit by the sea) I never really expected they would have hail storms like this one that engulfed Dubai yesterday:

I can’t believe I missed this storm with just a few days!! Especially since it seems like such a rare phenomenon over there!