Terrifying footage has captured the moment a man in a car made a last-ditch escape from flash flood waters that had people fearing for their safety.

A video recently posted on social media shows a group of people frantically trying to escape unexpected floodwaters in a desert.

Just seconds away from being swallowed by the intense floods, the driver - surrounded by waters on his left and right - is seen navigating his way through the sand and racing against the waters to escape with his life.

Flash floods in Saudi Arabia had hundreds running and draving for safety. Photo / Instagram / alfaife.905
Flash floods in Saudi Arabia had hundreds running and draving for safety. Photo / Instagram / alfaife.905
A driver's quick-thinking may have saved his life. Photo / Instagram / alfaife.905
A driver's quick-thinking may have saved his life. Photo / Instagram / alfaife.905

It is believed the incident happened in Saudi Arabia on March 3.

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The region has been hit with severe weather during its winter and autumn period. In late November floods left motorists stranded and schools shut.

Dozens of people were plucked from vehicles engulfed by floodwaters, Saudi civil defence authorities said.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's second-biggest city, is seeing flooding occur almost every year.

Recent videos on social media show a convoy of cars wading through roads which resembled a lake.

In 2009 floods killed 123 people in the Red Sea city.