Rare desert snow in Saudi Arabia
Monday, January 12, 2015, 15:18 GMT -
Temperatures reached sub-zero in the desert surrounding area forcing the Bedouin shepherds, and their camels, to shelter inside their tents to protect them from the freezing temperatures and the snow storm.
It has snowed three years running in the region but this storm was seen as being particularly intense.
Two people were killed and several were injured due to road accidents caused by the snow and police closed main roads in the area.
Temperatures have now returned to more typical values across the region, but the snow stayed long enough for the shepherds to build a snow man.