From Arab News. Dont know if we are getting the scene from Indiana Jones where they talk about the city being wiped clean by the wrath of God, or if we should look for the Shai-Hulud from Dune. Or, it could be from that horse movie with Viggo Mortenson.

PME spokesman Hussein Al-Qahtani said the sandstorms are the result of high winds buffeting the Kingdom. “We are now in transition from one season to another, and the Kingdom is usually affected by different rates of temperature in addition to high wind speeds,” he said.

“Wind speeds reached 60 km per hour yesterday and have been affected by the climate of the northern, eastern and central regions of the Kingdom, but God willing the storm will finish on Tuesday evening,” he said