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Video: Burj Khalifa struck by lightning during a storm in Dubai

Burj Khalifa struck by lightning during a storm in Dubai

Burj Khalifa struck by lightning during a storm in Dubai

When the weather rages, even the world's largest buildings can shake. Last Saturday in Dubai, the highest tower in the world, Burj Khalifa, was hit by several flashes of lightning, allowing locals to shoot impressive videos.

Although heat and good weather predominate in the United Arab Emirates, when storms occur, they can be more spectacular. Last Saturday, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower at 828 metres, was hit by numerous flashes of lightning after a stormy episode in Dubai.

It is not uncommon for lightning to accompany thunderstorms in Dubai, but the stunning spectacle of this electrified tower that seems to defy the sky gave impressive photos and videos, including that of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, which he has shared on his twitter account.

The Burj Khalifa, a protective tower

Inaugurated in January 2010, the world’s tallest skyscraper built by Dubai’s developer Emaar is a structure made of reinforced concrete, aluminium and glass that also acts as a lightning rod to prevent lightning strikes directly to the ground.