It is always referred to in newspapers and web sites as fog but ‘fog’ is a euphemism for ‘smog’—smoke, exhaust fumes and desert dust are a plenty.
If you’d like to see a series of these smoggy scenes from a tall building in Dubai check out this tourist web site:
Dubai Fog, On Earth Travel.Com, 29 September 2008.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Dubai—not quite holding the world record in air purity.
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