UAE and Saudi Arabia: “It's Gonna Be a Scorcher!”

The Hollywood film Ishtar, about lounge singers in Morocco who get caught up in an international plot between the CIA and the “Emir of Ishtar” is unmemorable but for one line: “It's gonna be a scorcher!” This past week, Gulf residents have found themselves saying just that, as temperatures in the region rose well into the 40s (Celsius).  As junvalerio, based in Dammam, explains:


Saudi Arabia seems to have been hit the worst, according to Twitter users there. smqasim puts it bluntly:


Saudi, based in Riyadh, was complaining about the heat as well…


…Until Khaled put him in his place:


But Saudi Arabia isn't the only country experiencing a massive heat wave.  Kjarjous, in Dubai, has quite a tale to share:


Lastly, Arabear‘s tweet should serve as sufficient warning to anyone considering a summer vacation to the Emirates:


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