From Peter Brookes from the Times. And as a little treat, we’ve included a few ways to describe the heat in Dubai.
Going around Dubai
- You actually burn your hand opening the car door.
- You learn that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron.
- You discover that during June – September, it takes only 2 fingers to drive your car.
- You discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window. Even at maximum legal tinting.
- You can say 113 degrees without fainting.
- You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
- The temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly.
- The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!
- You no longer associate bridges with water.
- It’s noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is out on the streets.
- You break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
In a hotel
- Hot water now comes out of both taps. You have hot water and hotter water.
- You don’t mind if your colleague throws cold water on your proposal to go
- You notice the best parking
- If the swimming pool doesn’t have a cooler, you don’t want to get in it.
- Your parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.