Survive the Summer in Qatar with these Tips

If you have been working in the Middle East for a long time, you’ll know how hot it can get in the summer.  So it’s best to prepare for this.

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But don’t worry because there are ways to survive the heat, and you’ll get used to it eventually.  When the next summer season comes around, you’ll know what to do.

6 Ways to Beat the Heat

We all know how hot it can get in Qatar during the summer. We know how dangerous it is to go outside or homes or buildings when it is hot outside. To be able to beat the summer heat, our usual precautions are — drink a lot of water, take a bath often, use sunscreen when going out, and wear light clothing. Aside from these steps, here are some other ways to survive the summer:

  1. Don’t overeat – when you digest food, your body gets warm. So you might want to think twice about eating a huge meal during the warmest part of the day. Why not take small, light meals instead?
  2. Know which part of your body to cool off – if you cool off some parts of your body, you will immediately feel comfortable. So if you want to feel colder, pay attention to your neck, elbow, wrist, knee, and feet. When any of these body parts feel cold, so will the rest of your body.
  3. Choose a safe place to exercise – try to do some physical activities for 30 minutes even at your home. Since it is hot outside, you can learn some exercises to do at home. Lunges, sit-ups, and planking can be done while watching TV.
  4. Use your windows to block the heat – your windows can bring in both the air and heat. During summer, you can use curtains or blinds to keep the sun out. Or you can also install tint in the windows or louver if the apartment will allow it.
  5. Don’t let your kitchen get hot – sometimes the heat from the kitchen will be carried all throughout the room. When you cook, make sure to open the windows or turn on the electric fan to help alleviate the warmth coming from the stove.
  6. Park your car under a shade – if you leave your car under the sun for a long time, the heat will remain in your vehicle. When it’s time to go home, you’ll notice that the steering wheel will still be hot. Even the car seat will also be warm. If you cannot find a shade for your car, make sure to put a visor in the windshield to block out some of the heat. You can also put a pillow in your seat to keep it cool.

If you can arrange it, you can go out at night when it’s cooler. But if it’s not possible, just stay out of the sun as much as possible.

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