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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 28 February 2021

Snow dusts south-western Saudi Arabia – video

Rare snowfall on the mountains of southern Saudi Arabia

The footage above looks more like Scotland than Saudi Arabia in February.

While the kingdom is known for its hot weather and deserts, snow is not unheard of in parts of the country – particularly in the mountains.

Stormy weather brought in cold winds and snow in the south-western Abha region this week. The town of Tabab was covered in snow – a far cry from a usually dry winter season.

Read more: Ice in the desert: does it snow in the Middle East?

Updated: February 12, 2021 05:39 PM