Many people know Saudi Arabia only by its deserts but very few are aware that there are 5 cities famous for the snow in the winter season.
Turaif, located at the Jordan-Saudi border has the lowest ever recorded temperature of -12°C in across the Arabian Peninsula. When the snow season starts in Saudi Arabia, Turaif is one of the first to have it.
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Whenever the news strikes with headlines of snow start falling in Saudi Arabia, the first city that comes to our mind is Tabuk.
Most of the videos that show Saudis enjoying snow are filmed in Tabuk. The Jabal Al Lawz that lies just near Tabuk is where layers of snow cover the sand of the mountain. The atmosphere is cold and dry so make sure you carry your moisturizing products.
Arar, located near the Saudi-Iraq border is a cool city where the temperature rarely falls below zero, yet a thin carpet of snow covers the fertile sand.
The visit there is always great: one can enjoy great weather and witness snow.
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Shaqra lies at a distance of about 190 km from Riyadh and exhibits a great temperature in winter. The trees, swings, and buildings look beautiful with a topping of snow on them. Therefore, people living in the central regions of Saudi Arabia head toward Shaqra during the snow.
Rafha temperature in summer can reach as high as 49°C while in winter it snows! The city rests near the Iraq border. Rafha is the city that has actually experienced some heavy snowfalls.