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Dubai's Crown Prince just showed Instagram how mad storms in Dubai get

They look a bit like the end of the world.

Dubai's Crown Prince just showed Instagram how mad storms in Dubai get
11 March 2016

Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktou, aka the Crown Prince of Dubai, aka Fazza, aka Instagram user @faz3, captured a lightning storm over Dubai at an insanely high frame-rate, slowing it down into something - well, something that's still pretty damn fast.

The 1,977fps video is weirdly, eerily hypnotic. Also, holy shit, Dubai is basically a collection of enormous lightning magnets in the middle of a huge expanse of desert. The Burj Khalifa (the incredibly tall building in the middle, which towers 829 metres up) is like a huge middle finger pointed at the sky, daring it to bring some lightning.