I have lived for more than 5 years now here in the sandpit and I have experienced rain for 4 to 5 times a year. Most of the time it will drop the mercury down, like what happened last week. It rained for 3 successive days. The downpour made the temperature colder; it was approximately 10 to 14 degrees Celsius. Birds and trees did "enjoy" the rain and I was so thankful that there wasn't a power outage in our area.
I snapped this photo at Al Mutaredh District, about 50 meters away from Jabal Roundabout. I saw this bird resting on the branch of a tree and it looked like the rain provided a healthy respite from the warm weather that they have experienced months ago.
Word of the day: Matar is the arabic word for rain. Salaam!