No, those aren’t new Instagram filters you’re seeing. Last week, an orange haze crept into the United Arab Emirates as high winds blew through parts of the Middle East whipping up desert sands in its path.
The large sandstorm severely reduced visibility, causing major travel delays on the roads and in the air and led to breathing difficulties for many area residents.
The storm lasted for most of the weekend and created an eerie, other-worldly atmosphere in many Gulf cities.
Here’s a look at some of the photos we found of the sandstorm on Instagram.
An airport in Saudi Arabia