It’s been a bit chilly recently, but we didn’t expect anything like the winter wonderland that RAK residents witnessed on Friday and Saturday.
The extreme cold spell brought the temperature on top of the Jebel Jais mountain cluster, situated at a height of 5,700ft, to as low as -3 degree Celsius on Friday night, as the snow blanketed an area extending over 5kms.
Major Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi, Manager of the Air Wing of RAK Police, who flew a helicopter to the top of the Jebel Jais mountain, said that the entire area was covered with 10 cm of snow.
"The sight up there this morning was totally unbelievable with the snow-capped mountain and the entire area covered with fresh, dazzling white snow. The snowfall started at 3pm on Friday afternoon and heavy snowfall began at 8 pm and continued till midnight, covering the entire area in a thick blanket of snow," he said.