Sydney-based travel photographer Irenaeus Herok captured the epic desert sandstorms that overwhelm the highways in Dubai. (We first learned about the artist’s stunning aerial landscape photos on Honestly WTF.) Dust storms are common in this region, and the bird’s-eye view of the roads overwhelmed by sand offers a surreal perspective. The blog Living in Dubai writes: “We have sandstorms – known as shamal in Arabic. They blow across the Arabian Peninsula from the north east – from Iraq.” Take a unique aerial photographic journey through the United Arab Emirates city in our gallery below.