Winter storm brings snow to Saudi Arabia and Lebanon - in pictures

Residents in Saudi shared photos of the rare covering of snow

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It isn't all sunshine and sand in the Middle East, especially in northern Saudi Arabia which has been on the receiving end of a wintry blast this weekend.

The wintry weather arrived in the kingdom on Friday, bringing a covering of snow to the Tabuk region.

Residents were quick to share their pictures of the wintry scenes on social media.

It is expected that the snowfall will continue from Saturday morning until Saturday afternoon in the Al-Zuhr area of ​​the Alqan Centre and Jabal Al-Luz, including the border posts, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Snow also fell in Lebanon, with a covering in Dahr al-Baidar, east of Beirut.


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