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Unusual snowfall blankets Saudi Arabia's Tabuk region

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By Emma Beswick
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Unusual snowfall blankets Saudi Arabia's Tabuk region
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The Middle East has not escaped the chilly conditions experienced by much of the northern hemisphere with snowfall blanketing Saudi Arabia's mountainous Tabuk region.

Home to the Al-Lawz mountain, a 2,580-metre peak, the northwestern area of the country occasionally sees fleeting snow that often melts away in a matter of hours.

Nevertheless, a snow-covered desert is a sight to behold, attracting locals and visitors. Many took to social media over over the last two days to share videos and photos.