Visibility in the city was reduced, with the tops of some skyscrapers obscured by the sandstorm
RIYADH: The launch of Saudi Arabia's main film festival has been postponed to next week due to a sandstorm, organisers said Thursday. The opening of the fourth Saudi Film Festival, slated to run from March 23-28 in the Gulf coastal city of Dhahran, was suspended after the storm hit the kingdom earlier this week. The festival will now open on Monday and run for six days. This is the third consecutive annual film festival in Saudi Arabia after a hiatus of seven years. The kingdom late last year began a cautious…
DUBAI: Flights were disrupted, ships weighed anchor and schools were closed Thursday as a major sandstorm blew through Saudi Arabia and neighbouring Gulf states.