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In the Sahara Desert, an alien camel's space pod created a sandstorm to frighten the local Bedouin tribes, who believed the storm to be a djinn. The Eleventh Doctor and Clara Oswald investigated and exposed the true nature of the storm. (COMIC: Sandblasted)
In 1289, Susan Foreman, Ping-Cho and Tegana were caught in a sandstorm in the Gobi Desert. Ian Chesterton said that the sandstorm they were in sounded like "all the devils in Hell were laughing", while Marco Polo said that the Gobi sandstorms sometimes sounded like musical instruments being played, or many people talking at once, or a familiar voice calling one's name. Polo believed that his horses could sense the coming of a sandstorm. (TV: The Singing Sands)
Sandstorms were helpful to the crews of sandminers since they brought heavier and more valuable minerals to the surface. Storm Mine 4 had encountered one such sandstorm when the Fourth Doctor and Leela arrived. (TV: The Robots of Death)
On Aridius, the First Doctor and Barbara Wright were caught in a sandstorm in the Sagarro Desert while looking for Ian Chesterton and Vicki. The storm also buried the TARDIS and a Dalek which was looking for them. (TV: The Chase)