Health in Winters – UAE
The winter months of December to March are very pleasant in Abu Dhabi, with the temperature remaining around 24°C during the day and 10°C at night.Winters in the UAE are usually liked by people for cool and balmy evenings and bright, sunny days. It is also the time for festivities as most people tend to eat out more and enjoy the pleasant weather.Winter does welcome a high level of fog, however, which can reduce visibility and result in the potential cancellation of flights.
Rainy seasons occur throughout November to February, where rainfall wets the streets of Abu Dhabi, although the average rainfall in the city is still only 12cm per year.
During winter it’s a common sight to see people suffering from bouts of sneezing, a running or blocked nose and watery eyes. These are not just due to viral infections, but could also be due to weather changes, being exposed to mould spores and dust in packed winter clothing that is taken down at the beginning of the winter season, mould and dust from the air-conditioning vent, among other things.
Winter could also be a time of illness if people fail to take adequate health and safety precautions.
With the onset of low temperatures, the season is accompanied with a lot of health risks which, if ignored, might aggravate and confine people to bed and restrict their outdoor activities.
According to medical experts and nutrition specialists, colds characterised by repeated violent sneezing, running nose, irritation within the nose and itchy feeling, in addition to cough, are the common ailments in winter.
Another problem that winter brings with it is dryness of skin, they said.
Weak immune system could aggravate winter ailments and make people easily yield to health complications, they cautioned.