Health In Summers – UAE
The United Arab Emirates experiences a sub-tropical climate so it remains warm in winter with hot and humid conditions in the summer months. Summer and winter are therefore the two key seasons that dominate the climate of Abu Dhabi.In Abu Dhabi, summer starts in May and lasts till September, with extreme heat and humidity gripping the city.
During this summer the temperature of Abu Dhabi can climb to a scorching 48°C, while the humidity levels fluctuate between 80-90%.Sandstorms regularly hit the city from let May to early July. However, tourists may witness a little rainfall during these months.
Soaring temperatures, a warm blanket of heat as soon as you step outside, drops of moisture on your glasses, or the persistent production of sweat; all these are signs that the summer is here.
As June is only the start of the summer period, residents in Dubai can be assured to face rising temperatures and humidity levels.
There are plenty of spots to hide from the heat or to avoid spending time outside when you are in the UAE. But if you have to spend some time outside, there are a few tips that can help to guarantee a safe and healthy summer.
Dubai Municipality, in cooperation with Civil Defence, has launched the three-month Safe and Healthy Summer Campaign, targeting workers, families, beachgoers, schools, desert campers, shops, flats, villas and visitors of open areas in the emirate.
“Global warming has been increasing every year and the direct and indirect effects of high temperature are terrifying. Many people are getting ill and die as a result of lack of protection from heat stress and unawareness of safety measures,” said Marwan Al Mohamed, Director of the Public Health and Safety Department at Dubai Municipality: