If you thought the blistering sun was too hot to handle, this week’s forecast will make you faint.
Words: Vanisha Rajesh
Dubai has been scorching in heat while neighbouring places like Jebel al-Jais have cold, rainy weather making the heat a further unbearable ordeal. However, it is going to be remarkably hot from Sunday 23rd to Thursday 27th July with increased heat, partly cloudy, and more-than-usual humid.
The average temperature is usually 41°C but the maximum could be as high as 44°C, with an all-time high humidity between 65-90 per cent.
The relative humidity will increase during night and early morning over some seaside and internal areas. There will also be a possible fog formation by Thursday morning, so watch out if you’re driving!
Fortunately, last week Dubai Municipality launched a new campaign where they distributed 1000 umbrellas at various metro stations, parks and beaches, and many other public areas. This is great news for all those who don’t drive and need to commute via the bus, metro, or worse, walk during hours of peak-high temperatures.
Although this weather is enough to make anyone a Debbie-Downer, we’ve got you set for places you can go to blow-off some steam (LITERALLY!)
IMG Worlds of Adventure: It is the biggest indoor-themed entertainment destination that offers recreational rides from the best- Marvel & Cartoon Network. You can get a Summer Carnival Park Admission+Ultimate Fast track ticket for AED 440 from www.imgworlds.com
Bollywood Theme Park: The park has action, adventure, romance, comedy, all served Bollywood style. They also have a summer offer until 31st August where you can avail for the thrilling rides and also go for a splash, all for just AED 85 or a single-day unlimited food and drinks offer with the summer admission ticket for just AED 125 from www.bollywoodparksdubai.com
Wild Wadi: Situated at the scenic Jumeirah Beach Road in front of Burj Al Arab, this is the most fun outdoor waterpark in Dubai. You can take advantage of the summer offer from May 1-30 September 2017 and get a 25% discount on your admission fee and book online fromwww.jumeirah.com
Aquaventure at Atlantis: Another vast outdoor waterpark with zip lines, slides through shark-filled lagoons & a splash area for kids. You can save AED 60 if you book your ticket online from www.atlantisthepalm.com
Flip Out Dubai: Newly opened, this is the largest trampoline park in the Middle East with several dodge ball, football, volleyball trampolines & many other activities. They have various activities priced differently from AED 70-120 and you can book yours from www.flipout.ae
Ski Dubai: If you want to go all out and experience the other end of extreme weather, you can go to this indoor ski resort, which is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world. You can get the Polar Pass for AED 225 only from www.skidubai.com