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The incredible photos reveal HORIZONTAL lightning striking behind the skyline of Dubai

Exciting pictures show an incredible storm over Dubai that captures horizontal lightning behind some of the tallest buildings in the world.

Photographs made yesterday show a flash that ignites the night sky behind the towering line of Dubai's sky scrapers, including Burj Khalifa.

Real estate photographer Zohaib Anjum (29), who was born in Dubai, has captured the storms in Dubai for eight years and says he's "no longer afraid of them."

He said, "We were told there would be a big storm in Dubai about two days ago, and we knew it would be great to catch.

Lightning striking behind Dubai skyscrapers

Photographer Zohiba Anjoum

"I was in the picture at 10 am. Until sunrise and for two nights I did not sleep.

"These moments come once or twice a year, so we have to shoot it and the storms in Dubai usually come only in March.

"I like to shoot a storm because I wanted to start doing something different and I chose storms because it's not so easy and it's great when people see them and say wow.

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"I'm not afraid of the storms anymore, and when people ask why I do, I say I feel good."

Horizontal lightning also refers to a "lightning spider".

The National Serious Storm Laboratory explained: "Spider lightning refers to long, horizontal traveling flashes often seen on the underside of stratiform clouds."

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