The Jebel Al-Lawz, which translates to "almond mountain" in Arabic, is one of Saudi Arabia's most legendary mountains. Most people think of Saudi Arabia as a vast expanse of dunes, yet Jebel Al-Lawz is the tallest peak in Tabuk Province, rising to 2,549 metres above sea level. Indeed, it is lower than the 3000 metre Jebel Sawdah in Aseer Province and several other summits ranging from 2600 to 3000 metres in Bahah, Jizan, and Makkah Provinces. The Jebel Al-Lawz, on the other hand, has additional benefits.
First, it has an actual mountain shape, with a high top commanding the entire province, although many other taller peaks throughout the Sarawat range are the cliff's highest point. For example, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's highest point, the Jebel Sawdah, is a modest hill that sits on a plateau that is already 2,900 metres above sea level.
Second, the Jebel Al-Lawz is perhaps Saudi Arabia's sole area where snow occurs almost every year. As unexpected as it may seem, Saudi Arabia has regular snowfalls due to its numerous mountains over 2,500 metres. However, because Jebel Al-Lawz is Saudi Arabia's tallest peak in the north and is situated beyond the northern edge of the Red Sea and its warm waters, it is more exposed to cold temperatures. It experiences more snowfall than any other part of the nation.
Finally, the Jebel Al-Lawz is home to various archaeological monuments, including an ancient quarry and ancient rock art depicting now-extinct bovines.