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Top 8 Coldest Places to Visit in Saudi Arabia During Winter Season

Coldest Places in Saudi Arabia

Brief Introduction of the Location of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is located in Southwest Asia which is a desert country and an Arab Muslim State. Saudi Arabia occupies most of the Arabian Peninsula, bordering the Red Sea in the west and the Persian Gulf in the east.

Coldest Places in Saudi Arabia

The Climate of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has a desert climate characterized by extreme heat during the day, an unexpected drop in temperature at night, and very low annual rainfall. The normal summer temperature is about 45° C, but readings of up to 54° C are not unusual.

The peak winter in Saudi Arabia falls during the months of December and January while top summer hits during June and July.

Coldest Places in Saudi Arabia

There are top 8 coldest cities in Saudi Arabia which can be visited with the family during the winter season. Saudi Arabia is classified as a desert country which normally remains very hot and dry, therefore, in a place where the temperature stays quite high, it is very difficult for anyone to enjoy the winter season.

However, there are some cities in Saudi Arabia that are quite cold in winter times where the temperature even below zero degrees Celsius has been observed as well. Just brace yourselves to experience & learn about these interesting cities & places.

If you are a cold season or climate lover, then these cities should be your target to enjoy in the winters. The most interesting and notable thing about these cities is that summers here can be extremely hot and winters extremely cold.

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The followings are the coldest cities in Saudi Arabia enlisted in detail for our readers.

1). Turaif

Turaif is located at the northern border of Saudi Arabia. It is the coldest city of Saudi Arabia. The lowest temperature ever in the country has been recorded in the city called “Turaif”. The maximum temperature recorded in Turaif amounts to -12 degrees Celsius which makes it, the coldest city of the Arabian Peninsula.

Google Map Location: Turaif

2). Sakaka

Sakaka is also located at the northern side of the country, where winters are really firm. Temperature usually falls to zero degrees in Sakaka. The surprising part about Sakaka is that it doesn’t contain much tallest and huge mountainous but even then the temperature in the city Sakaka is quite low during the winter season.

Google Map Location: Sakak

3). Abha

Abha is a famous and well-known city in Saudi Arabia. The citizens of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi expats who are living in the warm cities, normally visit this city in their holidays. It is set in the middle of the Saraswat mountains. It shows high elevation, it has an elevation of approximately 2,270 meters.

Near to Abha, there is another location worth visiting with the family especially in the winter season called especially Al-Sooda region is situated on Sirwat Mountains, west of Abha City, 3000 meters above sea level and 30 minutes from Abha airport. The mountains are covered with Araar trees and natural forest and contain one of Asir’s largest national parks. Coldest Places in Saudi Arabia

Google Map Location: Abha

The best part of amusement in Al-Sooda is that it contains a 7 KMS cable car system connecting Sirwat mountains with Tahama villages through a spectacular cable car journey.

4). Rafha

Rafha meets the border of Iraq. This city has actually undergone by many heavy snowfalls, due to this beautiful reason, the citizens of Saudi Arabia and Saudi expats would love to visit this city rather than visiting abroad to attend and enjoy the charm of snowfall and rain in the winter season.

Google Map Location: Rafha

5). Riyadh

Riyadh is the capital of Saudi Arabia and a very well defined and rich city of the Kingdom. The city goes to a very low temperature at night and it becomes really cold. Sometimes the temperature falls to zero degrees Celsius in the nights.

Google Map Location: Riyadh

6). Tabuk

Tabuk is a city where it snowfalls very much. Snowfall lovers should visit this city in wintertime, a thin layer of snow covers the sand here. Temperature has been recorded to drop as low as -4 degrees Celsius.

Google Map Location: Tabuk

7). Arar

The city of Arar founded in 1951. It lies in the center of the large flat but solid limestone. It has the weather which everyone needs to experience, the temperature does not decrease to zero degrees but the snowfall hits here very quietly.

Google Map Location: Arar

8). Hail

Hail is a popular and elevated city of the kingdom. It lies at an elevation of around 950 meters, this elevation allows it to exhibit a friendly climate throughout the year. Hail is an agricultural city, where the temperature can fall to -10 degrees Celsius.

Google Map Location: Hail

Other Cities

There are also some small and cold cities, for example, Khamees Musheet, Taif and Al Baha most of the time,the citizens of Saudi Arabia and Saudi expats visit these cities on vacations along with their kids to spend some quality time there and enjoy the pleasure of the atmosphere and it is expected that in the coming years KSA will be a country where tourists will visit to observe the beauty of the climate and beauty of the country.

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