Was it a bird, a plane? Was it even a meteorite? Here's our favourite reactions to the meteor over the Emirates skies.
UAE residents were puzzled over the object that whizzed over the country just after 7.30pm, musing over what it was.
But then the quips started to roll in.
Don't worry, it's just Diwali.
Some thought it was Elon Musk's latest project.
We're not alone
That literally happened, dude.
Over on Facebook, our readers were quick to join in the fun. "Relax guys it's just a promo campaign for GEOSTORM movie," one wrote.
"Actually they're residents from Mars, applying for a Dubai visa," said another. "I welcome our new overlords."
"It gave me the chills, going over Jebel Ali," said another.
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