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Aden - Yasmine El Tohamy - Saudi residents of Tabuk, near the border with Jordan, shared jaw-dropping videos of the kingdom's deserts covered in snow on social media.
Deserts in Saudi Arabia's north and eastern region saw snow in the winter of 2016, but such an occurence remains rare across the region.
This year's snowfall began on Thursday, EM News reported.
The civil defence directorate in the region launched a comprehensive emergency plan to face any potential risks from the snow, the news site also reported.
One user posted a video of the snow on Twitter, writing: "Can you believe it? This is not Russia, or Italy or Norway."
Another posted an idyllic picture of his village, where two men sat around a fire for warmth from the snow.
Incredible videos of the snow in Saudi Arabia made their way onto social media platform TikTok as well.
The average low temperature in the Saudi capital is 11 degrees Celsius this time of the year.
Read more: Can the Middle East afford to care about the climate emergency?
Although these weather conditions are unusual in the kingdom and the Arabian Peninsula, climate change and other weather-related phenomena are making extreme weather the "new normal".
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