Lightning strikes the Burj Khalifa in stunning video; photographer says ‘God’s plan’

Lightning strikes the Burj Khalifa in stunning video; photographer says ‘God’s plan’

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Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, January 14

The unusual rainstorm in Dubai became a photographer’s dream come true. On Friday evening, the popular tourist destination received thunderstorms.

During the lashing rains and lightning strikes, a photographer recorded a video at the right moment, when a bolt of lightning hit the tallest building in the world — the Burj Khalifa.

The photographer—Zohaib Anjum—has spent years trying to get the perfect shot. He spent nights camped outside the Burj Khalifa when rains strike the desert region.

According to Yahoo news, his dream came true when he caught a fork of lightning striking the top of the 2,720-feet tall skyscraper.

"It was just as though God had planned this moment, the lightning hitting the iconic Burj Khalifa to kick-start my 2020," said the delighted photographer.

His extraordinary video shows lightning striking the building and illuminating the sky above.

Mr Anjum was not the only one lucky enough to capture the rare phenomenon on camera. The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan, also shared an incredible view of lightning striking the world's tallest building.

According to Gulf News, the UAE is breaking the record for the most amount of rainfall to hit the country since 1996. More thunderstorms and rainfall are expected.

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