Staying in shape and maintaining good health is a priority for everyone. Especially when you live in a city where constant heat exhausts your body. Dubai is an extremely beautiful city and you can enjoy all it has to offer only if you are healthy. For this article, we identified several health-related problems that you might encounter in Dubai. We will discuss the symptoms and how to get rid of them.

Heat is the number one cause of feeling weak

Your worst enemy in Dubai is the heat. Direct sunlight can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and you might even lose your consciousness. Try to avoid any outdoor physical activities and avoid exposure to direct sunlight. It is safe to stay at home at least from 12-2 when the ultraviolet radiation is the strongest. Heat cramps, stokes, and exhaustion can occur to you as a result of hot weather. Heat cramps can be identified by pain in muscle tissues, to stop it, drink water and rest somewhere cool. The symptoms of heat exhaustion include headaches and dizziness. If you experience any of these then lay down and apply a cold compress to your forehead. Difficulty in breathing, headaches, and hallucinations mean heat stroke. Apply as much cool water to your skin, so you can reduce the temperature of your body.

Get fresh air

The desert close to Dubai is responsible for the dust particles in the atmosphere. In addition, Dubai is in endless construction. Dessert and dust from constructions end up in the air that you breathe. Therefore, respiratory problems are quite common. Try to avoid polluted area especially if you had respiratory issues before. Keep a handkerchief, pour water on it and cover your nose and mouth with it, in case of wind.

Local wildlife can be very aggressive

By wildlife, we don’t mean lions or monkeys running around the city. In Dubai, you can come across scorpions, snakes, and ants. I don’t have to explain to you why they are dangerous but I can tell you how to avoid them. You can get special sprays that kill bugs and ants. If you get bitten, instantly go to the  hospital, you can never know how poisonous the bite is.


Follow these suggestions because they are for the sake of your safety and health. Occasional visits to doctors never hurt anyone, make appointments every once in awhile, to make sure that you are okay. Take care of yourself.