Visibility has been largely reduced in the Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Western areas thanks to a thick blanket of fog and dust funneled to the country from Southern Iraq, according to the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS).
NCMS, in a statement, has warned beachgoers and sailors not to venture out to sea as strong North-Western wind patterns are forecast to cause eight-foot high waves.
Motorists also were urged by the center to be cautious as dust and fog reduced visibility to 400 meters in some areas.
A largely dusty conditions are expected to linger over the country, the forecaster noted.
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