7 thoughts on “Video of a Sandstorm in KSA

  1. As Salaamu Alaikum,

    I liked to know what and how do residents there take precautions when a sandstorm happens? Ya Allah, is this one of the reasons why men in regions where sand storms occur wear the gutra? Subhana Allah I have never seen anything like this.

  2. Assalamu alaikum

    Jazak ALLAHU khair for the footage ukhti fillah….Subhanallah I have never seen such things happen here in my country…accept rain storm….

  3. Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem

    as salaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakatuh!

    Subhanallahi! That looks pretty dangerous. I would like to know do they sound some type of alarm and warn the people to take cover as they do here in America where I live for tornados? What steps do they take for their sand storms? From the video once the sand comes your way you can not see a thing.

    Barakallahu feek!

  4. In my many travels, I have picked up foreign vocabulary for certain situations that seem to fit a life event perfectly, even more than in English. When I was in arabia in 1987, I wittnessed a HABOOB. I use this word to describe any major issue in English. You must take a look at this video to understand the concept of a HABOOB:

  5. As salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

    Umm Rashad and Umm Yusuf, I have no idea how the locals prepare for these things. I need to find out In Shaa Allaah asap!

    Laili, Dolores and Khaifia, I appreciate your comments.


  6. Wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Na’am, this is one of the reasons why some men wear the ghutrah.

    A dust storm was supposed to hit Riyaadh today.

    Saudi Gazette: To safeguard from the impending sandstorm the best possible measure for the asthmatic or people with respiratory problems would be to protect one’s nose and mouth from dusty weather conditions, doctors say.

    Dr. Rajshekhar Reddy of Shifa Al-Jazeera Polyclinic in downtown Batha said the Saudi headdress would be the most ideal dress to cover nose and mouth while outside the house.

    “The Saudi headdress – ghotra that covers both nose and mouth will be most ideal to protect against the dusty weather condition,” Dr. Reddy said.

    He, however said although there are masks available at medical stores some with ultra filter that hinder all impurities a clean cotton cloth will be enough to cover one’s nose and mouth.

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