View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Dubai’s Fog and Pollution Challenge

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.