Dubai: Dubai Police operations room has received a number of calls reporting red lights in the night sky over Satwa and Jafiliya, Colonel Omar Al Shamsi, director of command and control room of Dubai police said.

Some of the reports received stated that there were 'red lights' seen in the sky. Some also suggested it could be a space ship.

According to Nezar Mohammad Salam, Head of the Emirates Astronomical Centre, five to seven shooting stars were seen in the skies over Dubai.

This is an astronomical phenomenon known as a meteor shower and they could be remnants of comets, he said. He continued that the shooting stars are not dangerous as they automatically burn up in the atmosphere.