Amazing footage shows Dubai’s artificial rain used to balance high temperatures

It's going to give the city a more refreshing climate.
  • The UAE is using cloud seeding to produce artificial rain
  • These artificial rain combat the hot weather and water scarcity in Dubai
  • It’s hoped this can mitigate the effects of climate change

Published on Apr 9, 2024 at 3:37PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 10, 2024 at 3:11PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones
Footage shows Dubai's artificial rain to combat hot weather

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is using artificial rain to give Dubai the perfect climate.

The tech responsible is allowing authorities to do something that sounds like it’s come straight out of a science-fiction film.

The Gulf country is experimenting with cloud seeding to create rainfall and help combat its incredibly high temperatures.

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The UAE is an arid region that experiences very little annual rainfall.

Due to its position near the line of the Tropic of Cancer, even the winter season reaches an average daytime temperature of 25°C (77°F).

In the summer of 2023, the temperature hit highs of 50°C (122°F).

To combat the heat, Dubai has been working on a cloud-seeding program to encourage artificial rainfall.

Speaking of climate, Saudi Arabia also plans to introduce a diverse climate, within their newly planned city within the Neom giga-project, The Line.

In the video, we can see the Dubai skyscrapers being hit with artificial rain to provide the perfect weather.

Cloud-seeding doesn’t necessarily create clouds out of thin air – although, there are methods for that, too.

UAE’s process involves shooting hygroscopic salt flares and other small minerals into pre-existing clouds.

Scientists are also utilizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to disperse the seeding materials for the artificial rain.

The country has been working on this cloud-seeding program since the 1990s.

Since then, the UAE has collaborated with NASA to study artificial rain and how to trigger it.

The UAE’s meteorological experts are also expected to carry out as many as 300 cloud-seeding missions in 2024.

Let’s just hope that these artificial rainfalls can help mitigate the effects of climate change and create an even better living environment in the UAE.

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