PICS: What!? Snow in the United Arab Emirates?

2017-02-08 10:51 - Louzel Lombard Steyn
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Cape Town - Remember when snow fell in the Sahara Desert for the first time in 37 years at the end of last year? We thought we wouldn't see such a rare spectacle at least for another decade... 

SEE PICS: Snow falls in the Sahara Desert for the first time in 37 years!

But we were wrong. Over the past weekend, temperatures plummeted across the arid United Arab Emirates giving Emiratis the opportunity to frolick in the snow!

The UAE's weather service, the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), reported that the usually warm and arid region experienced temperatures as low as -5°C on Friday evening.

The rare snowfall covered the country's tallest peak, Jebel Jais. 

The Emirati locals thought nothing of the sudden cold, and gathered on the mountain to spend the day building snowmen, having snowball fights and holding tobogganing races!

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