Snow in the the Arab World
Posted by Mourad Diouri on February 1, 2008
These pictures were taken in Ifrane city (nicknamed Little Switzerland) which is a town and ski resort in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco.
I have been to this city as a Scout boy when I was around 13 and I loved it – the white snow – though shocking to find in a Mediterranean country was a lot of fun for me and my friends!
If you happen to visit Ifrane, what you’ll notice about the city is that the streets are very clean, nearly free of crime, and probably the best city in northern Africa . It is only half an hour drive away from the famous city of Fez.
It was founded by the French in 1929 and is probably one of the cleanest cities in Morocco.
Ifrane is located in the heart of a region of Morocco known for its beautiful forests, lakes, mountains, and waterfalls.
Al Akhawayn University, an English speaking private university, which follows an American-curriculum, opened its doors for study in 1995. This helped re-launch Ifrane as a desirable destination for domestic tourism. Consequently, Ifrane continues to develop as both a summer and winter resort.
Snow in the Middle East
الثلوج تغمر القدس
Watch this video from BBC Arabic
الثلج يتساقط في البلدة القديمة في القدس وقد بدت قبة الصخرة من بعيد
Snow fall in the old city of Jerusalem while the Dome of the Rock appears from a distance
A Palestinian Security officer covers a snowman’s head in the Palestenian city of Al-Koufiya
رجل أمن فلسطيني يغطي رأس “رجل الثلج” بالكوفية الفلسطينية
يهودي متدين في محيط قبة الصخرة في القدس والثلوج في كل مكان.
A Jewish religious man (walking) in the the Dome of the Rock region while snow covers the whole area
رجل فلسطيني يمشي بمحاذاة الجدار العازل على طريق غطته الثلوج نتيجة العواصف الثلجية التي اجتاحت المنطقة.
جرافة تحاول ازالة الثلج الذي تراكم في شوارع العاصمة الأردنية عمان
A bulldozer tries to remove snow which has accumulated in the streets of the capital city of Oman
Source of images:
BBC Arabic – Photo Gallery
Wikipedia – Morocco