The scorching heat of summer doesn’t spare anyone when it comes to Dubai. If you’re a resident of Dubai or planning to visit it in the summer, you better equip yourself to beat the heat. Dubai’s sweltering temperature remains above 40 degrees during days and sometimes exceeds 48 degrees which is a lot of heat. In Dubai, summer starts from May and stays till October while July and August are the most humid and hot months of them all. But that doesn’t mean that you completely hibernate yourself in summer, you still can do all the fun activities by adopting some precautionary measures.
Dubai being the lap of luxury provides plenty of spots and activities to busy yourself with in the summer but it’s essential to prepare yourself for getting out in the heat. Otherwise, the summer heat can make you face some serious health issues like heat stroke, headache, and dehydration. Today, we’ll introduce you to some tips and tricks that you can adopt in order to keep yourself from the target of heat.
1. Stay Hydrated:
We know that everyone rants about drinking water and staying dehydrated, but as much as it sounds cliché, it plays a major part in saving you from heat strokes and dehydration.
Medical Practitioners suggest at least drink 2 liters of water in hot and humid weather. The tap water in Dubai is perfectly safe to drink as it is produced after the process of desalination. However, you can still buy bottled water according to your preference. Whereas, drinking water is necessary, don’t indulge in drinks with caffeine, alcohol, and a huge amount of sugar.
2. Wear Airy Clothes:
Loose or airy clothes are perfect for Dubai’s heat. Choose light-colored and lightweight fabrics like linen or summer cotton, however, be mindful that airy or loose doesn’t mean short. Your body sweats to regulate the temperature of your body and when you wear short clothes; a lot of moisture is lost from your body in no time causing immediate dehydration.
Also, keep the local culture of Dubai in consideration while choosing your attire. You can wear your swimsuit at pools or beaches but keep a long shrug with you to cover yourself up in public.
3. Early Bird Roaming:
If you are planning on going for a walk, mornings are the best time for that. The temperature will still not be cool but it will be easily bearable, unlike the noon temperature. Don’t forget to take your water bottle with you and apply sunscreen amply before stepping out.
4. Eat Meal in Smaller Portions:
In summer, it is advised not to eat your whole meal in one go as your body consumes so much energy to digest that food. Instead, eat your meal in smaller portions so that your body can digest it easily without draining your energy.
People also face low-appetite issues during summer because the digestive process also generates heat in your body and to avoid that heat and to save energy, your stomach represses your hunger. Eating your food in smaller but continuous portions can solve this problem.
5. Use SPF Generously:
Sunscreen is your best friend when it comes to summer as it protects the skin from Ultraviolet rays. Always use a generous amount of sunscreen before stepping out into the sun; it can save you from skin cancer, sunburn, rashes, and premature aging.
Avoid exposing your skin to the sun, especially in the hours from 11 AM to 4 PM as the sun is at its peak at that time. Also, opt for the broad-spectrum with the medium-rated filter or you can go for SPF50. Don’t get it done by just applying it once; keep reapplying it after every few hours to retain its effect.
6. Indoor Activities:
Dubai is beaming with endless opportunities for indoor activities. Dubai Mall is considered one of the best malls in the world, and fortunately, Dubai Malls are equipped with high-quality air conditioners keeping the space cool for tourists and shoppers. Dubai malls are not only for shopping but they have all kinds of indoor activities in there including ice skating, indoor exercising, kid-friendly activities, indoor pools, and bouldering.
7. Carry your Protective Gear:
It is crucial to carry your protective gear with you at all times in the summer in Dubai. Use 100 ultraviolet protection sunglasses and also use a hat or a cap to protect yourself from sun rays.
8. Say NO to Cold Showers:
Contrary to popular belief, cold showers don’t cool you off, instead they cause your body to produce more heat later on. Try having mild warm showers in hot weather, it won’t only relax your body but also regulate your body temperature causing less heat later on.
9. Trick of Cooling Veins:
This is an exceptionally cool trick to keep you cool during winter. If you feel your body heat rising, just open the cool tap water and put your wrists under the water for 5 seconds, it will cool the blood streaming through your veins resulting in lowered body temperature.
10. Consume Spicy Food:
It sounds sketchy but spicy food is really helpful in regulating your body temperature. When you consume spicy food, it increases circulation in your body and results in more perspiration. This creates a calming and cooling effect in your body after the thrill is over.
11. Plunge at Swimming Parks:
Dubai is well known for its several water parks including The Wild Wadi Water Park which has the second largest water slide in the world except for North America. You can go for a dive in the swimming pools to beat the heat and cool yourself.
In conclusion, Dubai is relentless due to its dry, dusty, hot, and humid weather. But it does not prohibit you from enjoying the summer in Dubai; you can do all the fun activities while acting upon the safety pointers discussed in this article. Do not forget to drink plenty of water, wear loose clothing, and indulge in more indoor activities. After taking precautionary measures, you can save yourself the trouble of having health issues like heat stroke, sunburn, and dehydration. Pay heed to the signs of heat and embrace it after adopting all necessary safety measures.