Summer in Qatar

So how it would be like there in Qatar during summer? This is a common question by my friends who wants to know about Qatar living.  During summer, temperature sometimes reaches 50 degrees Celcius. The humidity reaches over 80%. The months of July and August are the hottest and the most humid too.

One thing to look forward to during summer here in qatar is the Qatar Summer Wonders Festival. It’s like Dubai Festival in which almost all of the malls and shops are on sale and there are family-friendly events and activities. The purpose of this festival is to encourage the people in Qatar to stay during this hottest season rather than to travel abroad for mostly of the residents fly abroad just to escape the boiling hot summer.

It is advisable to bring always a bottle of water and not to stay outside for longer period of time. There are lots of cases of heat stroke during the peak of summer in Hamad Hospital as reported to the daily newspaper– The Gulftimes. And most of the victims of this heat stroke are those working in construction sites but now there’s a ministerial decision, a mandate of restricting the construction companies not to deploy the construction workers from 11:30 am until 3 pm in the sites. This directive is valid until August 31, 2007.

You can also beat the heat by going to beaches, before when we were still a  member of the Intercon health club we frequent there. It’s located in West Bay and it’s known for its longest beach and largest pool. There’s also the Sealine beach resort and Al qhariya beach resort.

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