Watch: Dubai's Burj Khalifa 'splits open' to reveal giant umbrella

The video which was posted by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed has already garnered hundreds of thousands of likes

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Published: Tue 27 Dec 2022, 2:55 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Dec 2022, 7:54 PM

As residents woke up to a rare, rainy morning on Tuesday with overcast skies and waterlogged roads, social media too has been flooded with scenic visuals of drenched cities across the UAE.

A video shared by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has undoubtedly garnered more interest. It has become the talk of the town, not only because the beloved Dubai Crown Prince shared it but also due to the creativity and humour behind the CGI animated video.


In the digitally edited video, the star of the city's skyline, Burj Khalifa, 'splits open' to reveal an umbrella. The transparent umbrella featuring the logo of #DubaiDestination opens up, sheltering the world's tallest building.

Posting the video on his Instagram account, Sheikh Hamdan wrote, “It’s that time of the year! My Dubai,” accompanied by umbrella and cloud emojis.


The video which was posted around two hours ago has gathered over 350,000 likes, and is winning resident's hearts. The comments section of the reel is filled with users posting red heart emojis, indicating their love towards the city.

Earlier today, the National Centre of Meteorology in the UAE (NCM) issued yellow and orange alerts for rain.

It has advised residents to take precautions in case of rain and asked people to stay away from the areas of flash floods and accumulated rainwater. Authorities urged motorists to drive carefully and avoid waterlogged areas.

The country will be affected by unstable weather, accompanied by rainy convective clouds of various intensities, thunder and lightning and rain to continue till Wednesday. The centre also said the residents would experience a fall in temperature.

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