When a massive bolt of lightning hits the world’s tallest skyscraper, the results are sure to be electrifying…

And, in an amazing stroke of luck, the moment was captured on camera by Palestinian Mahmoud Hamdan, who was watching a huge thunderstorm roll in over Dubai.

‘I was so happy and I was waiting for this moment for a long time, especially as it was my first experience with my new camera,’ said the 23-year-old, who is studying architectural engineering in the United Arab Emirates.

‘I can’t believe how much lightning there is in the shot; they are like electric tentacles coming out of the sky.’

Completed in January, the160-storey Burj Khalifa tower stands at 828m (2,716ft).