In Viet Nam a thin layer of snow was deposited on Mau Son Mountain in the northern province of Lang Son on January 23-24 as the average temperature dropped to minus one degree Celcius.
In the United Arab Emirates, the northern emirate of Ras al Khaimah reported that a three mile wide area in its Jebel Jais mountain range received four inches (10cm) of snow on Friday, "a situation so rare that the local dialect doesn't even have a word for it." according to media reports.
Crown Prince Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, who is planning an indoor snow centre for his emirate larger than Ski Dubai, visited the area to see the snow.