With temperatures in Dubai touching 47 degrees Celsius in June, weather experts have warned that Ramadan will be not as good as, with heat and humidity increasing. The summer has just in full swing, and we have extensive, long summer in front of us. Dubai isn’t for everyone; there is a certain ‘art’ to living in Dubai for those who have known that. You’re off to a good start, if you have a strong skin and an aptitude to see the humor in everything. From May – September the heat is pretty intolerable And regardless of whether you are patient or demanding in any of these situations, most of the time you would not win to beat the heat if you lack of below mentioned tactics.
1. Monitor Heat Index: Take a note on heat index and monitor by taking necessary precautions when the heat index is above 90°F. Plan out your most of the energetic activities for early in the morning when the temperatures are calmest. It will help you out to design your day effectively.
2. Clothing: Clothing’s means a lot whether you are dressing up for the party or trying to coping up with the heat. Attire light colored cotton clothing with a looser fit. When working in the sun wear sunglasses and a cap that covers the head, ears and neck. Apply sunscreen frequently to visible skin.
3. Drink Enough Water: If it is hot or not drinking water is doctor prescribe medicine to keep your body healthy. Throughout days of great heat, drink cold water or other cold non-alcoholic non-caffeinated brews even if you do not feel thirsty. During moderate activity, in moderately hot conditions, at least one pint of water per hour is needed. Small quantities should be consumed frequently, i.e. about 6 ounces or a medium glass full about every 20 minutes. Those who sweat heavily may need to drink even more than this amount. If your urine becomes dark in color or decreased in amount, you are becoming dehydrated and need to increase your fluid intake. Do not take salt tablets unless advised to do so by your physician. Hourly fluid intake should not exceed 1.5 quarts and daily fluid intake should not exceed 12 quarts.
4. Take a break: Rest breaks should be taken in an air-conditioned or shaded space. Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads. Wash your face, head and neck with cold water to further cool down
5. Take care of your medicine: If you take prescription medications or have a chronic health problem, discuss specific precautions you should take with your health care provider.
6. Showering: Increase your number of shower. It helps to keep your body cool and avoid exhaustion as well. Spending quality time in swimming pool or on beach once sun is set will give you a big relief in this hot season.
7. Sheltering: City is quite clever in reducing the heat influence on its residents. Air-conditioned oases are found everywhere from your home, to your car, to your office, to the shopping malls, to the public transport.
8. Heat cramps: Hotness contractions are painful muscle spasms mostly in the legs and abdomen that are interrelated to dehydration. Treatment comprises of accumulative fluids and applying compression to the cramping muscle.
9. Heat exhaustion: It happens when a person is incapable to retain with the need to cool down his body through the normal mechanisms of energy and sweating although the body is trying hard to keep up. Indications may include headache; thread pulse, dizziness, weakness, or fainting; upset stomach; heavy sweating; skin that is cool, pale, and clammy; mood changes. Treatment emphases on cooling and hydration. Get a cool spot preferably with a fan or air conditioning vent blowing directly. Eliminate needless clothing including shoes and socks. Have the person drink as many cold fluids as can be tolerated (about 8 ounces every 15 minutes). If the person is dizzy, have him sit or lie down. Indications should improve within 15 to 30 minutes with treatment. Watch the person carefully for deteriorating symptoms and call for emergency support if symptoms do not rapidly recover. Do not leave the person unaccompanied.
10. Heat stroke: It is a medical emergency. Summon emergency medical support or get the person to a hospital instantly. Postponement can be fatal. It occurs when heat exhaustion is not treated and not reacts to treatment. The symptoms of heat stroke include: hot dry skin, no sweating, bright red or flushed skin; rapid and strong pulse; high body temperature; mood changes such as irritability, confusion, inability to think straight or unresponsive; seizures. Although heat stroke is usually associated with a lack of sweating and hot, dry skin, heat stroke may occur while the skin is moist, especially in those performing physical labor. Treatment is focused on aggressive cooling of the person. Begin cooling even while waiting for help to arrive. Move the person to a cool spot preferably with a fan or air conditioning vent blowing on him. Remove as much clothing as possible and place cold wet clothes or ice all over the body or immerse the person’s clothing with cold water. Keep the outfit or compresses cold. Generally, do not attempt to have the person drink any fluids.
So, after all that…what is the art of living in Dubai for me, it was a mix of patience, perseverance, tolerance and light-heartedness. My best advice is to leave your prejudices and misconceptions at immigration, befriend as many people as you can, and be ready to have the time of your life. If you are having any nice tactics, better than this please do comment. I always miss rainy days of my home country and hot soups for a healthy rainy day,