A powerful storm bringing sub-zero temperatures has transformed parts of the Saudi Arabian desert into a winter wonderland.
Residents of Tabuk, 193 kilometres from the Red Sea, awoke to see the region’s dry desert coated in white snow, leaving many in awe.
Videos began circulating online showing camels shuffling through snow instead of sand, as residents enjoyed some snow play.
And it did not take long for the higher areas near Tabuk which were blanketed by the snow to become popular with locals and tourists in the area, local media reported.
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While snow is rare in Saudi Arabia, it is not completely out of the ordinary.
The country last experienced comparable snowfall in April last year.