Video: UAE snowman goes viral as hail blankets emirate

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Umm Al Quwain - Sheets of hail covered Umm Al Quwain while roads were flooded in some areas.

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Published: Sun 24 Mar 2019, 3:34 PM

Last updated: Thu 30 Nov 2023, 10:33 AM

Making the most of Sunday's hailstorm in parts of the UAE, residents in Umm Al Quwain decided to build a 'snowman' from the melting hail.

Images of the snowman - adorned with a red-chequered shemagh - flooded social media with Umm Al Quwain starting to trend on Twitter. Some netizens also posted handfuls of hail they gathered from the streets as the city turned into a winter wonderland.

Umm Al Quwain gave the impression of an emirate that witnessed 'snowfall' early on Sunday morning after hailstorms lashed parts of the UAE.

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