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Adapting to the climate in the United Arab Emirates

Hello everyone,

Adjusting to new climatic conditions is key in any expatriation process. Moving to the United Arab Emirates is no exception.

What are the climate characteristics of the United Arab Emirates?

How does the local weather impact your daily life, mood or health?

What are the pros and cons of the climate in the United Arab Emirates?

Share you advice and help people adapt quickly to their new weather environment.

Thanks in advance,

Priscilla

The United Arab Emirates Climate features extreme heat because of its sandy landscape, although it is cooler in the eastern mountains. Enjoying a sub-tropical climate, UAE weather is sunny all the year round, although the months between June and September are the hottest, when the temperatures soar upto 113°F or 45°C. It is very hot during the day along with high humidity levels. The coastal regions in UAE are discomfortingly humid.

The temperature of the sea water soars to an appalling 104°F or 40°C. It is therefore that the hotels and the resorts in UAE depend on artificial cooling systems to provide a soothing retreat to the guests. The cooler months are characterized by infrequent spells of rainfall during the months of December and March.

The minimum temperature in UAE is usually recorded in the month of January, which is 12 degree centigrade and the highest temperature record is in the month of August with 39 degree centigrade. Dubai generally enjoys a minimum rainfall of 23 millimeters in the month of January and a maximum of 36 millimeters in the month of December. United Arab Emirates Climate, hence is characterized by soaring temperatures and extreme humidity.

@ suhail33 > Thank you for this information but however, this is a copy paste article. It will be really appreciated if you can actually mention the source or otherwise, we should take your post down as it is not conform to the copyright act.

Thanks,

Priscilla

http://www.mapsofworld.com/united-arab- … imate.html

This is the source. I'm unable re-edit the post on my mobile.

Appreciate if you can the source to the article. Or I will do it when I am free.

suhail33 :

The United Arab Emirates Climate features extreme heat because of its sandy landscape, although it is cooler in the eastern mountains. Enjoying a sub-tropical climate, UAE weather is sunny all the year round, although the months between June and September are the hottest, when the temperatures soar upto 113°F or 45°C. It is very hot during the day along with high humidity levels. The coastal regions in UAE are discomfortingly humid.

The temperature of the sea water soars to an appalling 104°F or 40°C. It is therefore that the hotels and the resorts in UAE depend on artificial cooling systems to provide a soothing retreat to the guests. The cooler months are characterized by infrequent spells of rainfall during the months of December and March.

The minimum temperature in UAE is usually recorded in the month of January, which is 12 degree centigrade and the highest temperature record is in the month of August with 39 degree centigrade. Dubai generally enjoys a minimum rainfall of 23 millimeters in the month of January and a maximum of 36 millimeters in the month of December. United Arab Emirates Climate, hence is characterized by soaring temperatures and extreme humidity.
Source:- http://www.mapsofworld.com/united-arab- … imate.html

Hi Priscilla.. It's certainly true that it's hot here. I'm originally from Brisbane, Australia where it can be similar temperatures in summer but the humidity there can be more around 80% which makes it almost unbearable. We don't actually find the Dubai heat quite as bad. Don't get me wrong, you still need lots of water and to be really careful of sunstroke but in general when you are out and about, you can cope.

The biggest issue I've had is living in airconditioning - everything is airconditioned, usually way too much. This means you get hot and sweaty outside and then you come inside where it's freezing and you get a chill. I've never been sick as many times as I have since I came here. I also get a lot of sinus and chest infections which I'm assuming is from aircon, sand, dust and dry air. It's just a matter of your body getting used to it though I think. I'm looking forward to the day my body has fully adjusted - I think it will probably be another few months at least.

Hope that's helpful for someone? :)

Hi
Getting used to the extreme heat of the summer months is one of the great challenges for anyone arriving in the UAE from the UK!
How do you survive temperatures in excess of 40 degrees on a daily basis?  I am now living through my second summer in Dubai and the good news is that this year doesn't feel so bad.

I have a few tips.

Don't walk about in full sun for more than a few minutes at a time – don’t be fooled into thinking it is like a sunny day in your home country here.
Wear a sun hat or use an umbrella to provide some protection when you go out during the day
Wear thin, loose clothing  and natural fibres
Plan your outings so that you avoid walking long distances or waiting in the sun
Make sure you drink plenty of water
Indoors the air- conditioning is often fierce and you may need an extra layer of clothing  to stave off the chill
The humidity rises in the evening – expect your glasses to steam up when you go outside from an air conditioned environment.  Walkers and drivers may need to allow a minutes or so for their lenses to clear
If you take sensible precautions your body will gradually adapt
Go out during the evening – it is still  hot but it is easier to cope with higher temperatures after the sun has gone down.

Hope these help,
Ruth

Hi ... the climate problem in UAE is the high humidity during summer time June to September and some times till November like last year which is effect any outdoor activity as every one stuck in malls asking for good temperature to enjoy special family with kids specially metro become one of the most used transportation in Dubai for whom looking to get out of traffic jam so mainly resident can enjoy in winter time being in parks , beach's , swimming pools , safari.

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Thanks Ruth for your post.
I will be moving to the UAE from the UK in the new year to start a new job in al ain.
I do love the sun and warm weather but am not prepared at all for the heat you describe.
I will certainly take your advice on board and hopefully I will be able to climatize as well as you have.
Angie X x

Hi Angie,
You are arriving at great time of year though! The extreme heat isn't apparent until June, July, August time so you have time to get used to it, as I did, arriving in February.
Good luck with the move and new job.
Ruth

Thanks Ruth.
I am anticipating it will be earlier in the year but you never know. I understand everything is slower in the UAE and they don't rush things.
Knowing my luck il arrive in July/August!! Ha ha.
Either way it will be nice to get away from this cold. It's freezing here.
I'm sat writing this with the heating on full, my fleecey pyjamas and fluffy socks. Lol
Angie X x

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