World largest desert, Sahara, received waves of cold and icy blasts after temperature dropped below Zero.
Attached pictures were recorded by local photographer Karim Bouchetata, whose mesmerizing captures of blankets of snow covering an area close to the desert town of Ain Sefra in Algeria on 13 January, have gone viral. The temperature there had dropped to -3C, as reported.
Ain Sefra, also known as "the gateway to the desert", lies 1,000m above sea level and is surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.
Saudi Arabia also experienced snow in 2018 and locals had fun with sleighs and snowballs.
Snow also fell in Lebanon, Syria and Iran - where some regions were buried under 4ft.
January is the coldest month in Saudi Arabia, with the mercury hitting an average of 20.2C.
Tabuk is one of the coldest regions in the country, but it usually experiences dry weather with average temperatures of 4C.
You can find more amazing pictures of Snow in desert on Karim Bouchetata offical instagram profile.