Heading through the lobby towards the exit, I could start to see outside and it wasn't very pleasant. The sky was orange with dust. It was like a really foggy day....Visibility was shocking, the air was dry and gritty, my eyes felt like someone had removed all lubricating tears.
I got home and the white polo shirt I was wearing was orange, my boots were covered, and everything arms, face, head all felt filthy. My car is now filthy........
Turns out the sandstorm was apparently one of the worst for years and was over Saudi, Qatar and UAE.
Today, the Supreme Education Council in Qatar have closed all schools given the levels of dust still in the air.
Someone posted the video below of the sandstorm whipping up and blowing in. Quite and impressive view.
More videos and pictures from various people can be found on this article: http://www.qatarday.com/news/local/photos-and-videos-a-massive-sandstorm-swept-through/16813
Think today there will be a lot of cleaning being done!