Dubai is no stranger to scorching temperatures, but this week promises to be a scorcher. With highs expected to reach around 52°C, it’s crucial to take precautions to stay healthy and avoid heatstroke.

Here are some tips to help you beat the Dubai heat and stay cool:

1. Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!


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This one can’t be stressed enough. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid sugary drinks and opt for water, coconut water, or diluted fruit juices. Carry a reusable water bottle and refill it frequently.

2. Seek Shade and Limit Sun Exposure


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The sun is at its strongest between 11 am and 4 pm. During this time, stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces or seek shade outdoors. Plan outdoor activities for early mornings or evenings when the temperatures are cooler.

3. Dress for the Heat


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Wear loose, lightweight, and breathable clothing made from natural fibers like cotton or linen. Opt for light-colored clothing that reflects sunlight. Protect your head with a hat and wear sunglasses to shield your eyes from UV rays.

4. Cool Down Regularly

Take refreshing showers or baths throughout the day. Cool down your wrists and ankles with cold compresses or wet towels. Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day.

Bonus Tip:

Malls: Dubai boasts some of the world’s most extravagant malls, like the Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates. They offer air-conditioned shopping, entertainment options like arcades and aquariums, and even indoor ski slopes.

Museums: Immerse yourself in culture at the Dubai Museum, Etihad Museum, or explore the world of illusions at the Illusion Museum.
Art Galleries: Discover local and international art at galleries like Salsali Private Museum or Alserkal Avenue.

Water Parks: Cool down with thrilling rides and refreshing water features at Wild Wadi Water Park or Aquaventure Waterpark.
Cinemas: Catch the latest blockbusters in luxurious comfort at IMAX cinemas or enjoy traditional Arabic movies at Novo Cinemas.

By following these simple tips, you can beat the Dubai heat and stay healthy throughout the week. Remember, even if you’re acclimated to the climate, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Stay cool and enjoy the summer in Dubai.

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