This is a nice young man on the BBC showing what the weather is like in Australia. A moment before he was pointing at a similar streak of rain going right through Dubai, but I missed that picture so you will have to use your imagination.
There had been light rain in the evening, more moist that wet. When I got up this morning there were some damp patches on the road and I thought, "Excellent, rain at night, just as it should be."
I walked the 200m to Ryan's apartment for a lift to work, but as we left his place it started to spit. And then rain a little more heavily. It is Friday (think Sunday) so the roads are pretty clear.
The few cars there were drove like it was dry with hilarious non-fatal consequences. Cars kicked up a lot of spray and the very fine dust looked like milk flowing across the road, these are the white lines you can see in the photo below.
It is also the weekend of Dubai's National Day with lots of public events and much whooping it up to celebrate 41 years of national pride.
Just like a bank holiday at home.
Tomorrow: Not sure whether to do Spinal Tap and the Haddock's Bathing Costume or Art Appreciation...