Emiratis frolic in the snowfall as temperatures plummet in the UAE

( CNN) Emiratis cavorted in the snowfall over the weekend, as temperatures plummeted across the United Arab Emirates.

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 degrees Celsius( 23 Fahrenheit) on Friday evening.

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The rare snowfall covered the UAE’s tallest peak, Jebel Jais, and residents weren’t afraid to brave the cold.

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