The one thing about the Saudi snow man skiing video the media failed to mention


A video of a Saudi man skiing in the snow went viral. There's only one problem with the footage

Still grab of a Saudi man skiing during a rare snow fall in the Gulf country. The video has been widely shared by media websites following reports of snow falling in Saudi Arabia
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Thursday 1 December 2016 9:52 UTC

According to the Saudi Gazette it's snowing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Many news publications headlined the story around one very happy skiing Saudi man


The Independent's sister publication i100 went with



The Daily Mirror called it bizarre


The Metro said that everyone had a great time, but did they?


The Daily Mail included the fact that people were also building snowmen


So did The Sun

Here's a pick of the cheeky snowmen featured in many of the stories


There's only one snag, the 'skiing' man video was originally recorded in 2013. Whoops!

Oh, and the snowmen snaps are old too, as seen here on 28 January 2016

But it wasn’t just the British press that got it wrong, RT and even Saudi state-owned Al-Arabiya used the video