Images capturing snow falling in the mountainous areas of Saudi Arabia's Tabuk on Thursday have gone viral on social media. 

This isn't the first time snow falls in the governorate, which lies in the north of Saudi Arabia and is located close to the Jordan-Saudi border. 

In recent weeks, several similar weather phenomena were recorded in the area, but on a smaller scale. 

Given that snow is quite rare in the Gulf region, the event has caught people's attention on social media. 

Photos and videos of the snow, in addition to footage of people celebrating it, are now making the rounds online. 

Images capturing the snowfall are circulating on Saudi Twitter

Footage of the event is also emerging from Tabuk

People are quite excited... to say the least

"Snow, my nation." 

"Ya labeih"

Many are congratulating the people of Tabuk

"Congratulations to the people of Tabuk, God bless."  


Some are canceling their flights to Europe already

"Shall we cancel our tickets to Switzerland?" 

"Take me to Tabuk"

Not the first time snow falls in the kingdom

In 2016, Saudi Arabia saw one of its first-ever snowstorms take place.

Hail and snow covered tens of cities in the country, especially ones located in its north.  

Nor is it the region's first desert snow storm

Earlier this month, snow covered entire areas in Algeria's Ain Safra, a small town located on the northern edge of the Sahara, which is known as one of the hottest deserts in the world.

The event made headlines all around the globe after videos and images capturing it went viral.