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In Dubai during the summer, temperatures reach scorching heights; therefore, staying hydrated is quite essential for your health and well-being.

Staying hydrated in the UAE is more important than ever. As the summer heat intensifies, high humidity levels can lead to dehydration. Since summer temperatures can go up to 50 °C (122 °F) and the air humidity can reach up to 90%, proper precautions to stay hydrated are highly recommended by healthcare professionals. So whether you currently reside in or are a tourist in Dubai, we have put together a few tips to help you survive Dubai’s heat. Without any further ado, scroll down to start reading.

Major Signs of Dehydration

Some of the most frequent causes of dehydration are as follows:

  • Strenuous activity
  • Illness
  • Medication
  • Extreme heat
  • Beverages with high sugar or caffeine

Common Effects of Dehydration

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle cramps
  • Elevated heart rate

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, remove yourself from the situation and quickly rehydrate. Water is essential for staying hydrated. Additionally, fruits and vegetables can provide vital electrolytes.

Tips To Stay Hydrated this Summer in UAE

1. List Down Your Daily Hydration Goal

Staying hydrated isn’t just about drinking water. It depends on various factors, such as:

  • Activity level
  • Age
  • Overall health

So to stay healthy, you can track and calculate your daily hydration goal by taking in sufficient amounts of fluids and food to meet your body’s requirements.

2. Hydration Beyond Water

Water is the ultimate hydrator. However, through delicious alternatives, you can also replenish your fluid intake.
Some of the best alternatives you can intake are listed below:

  • Sip on coconut water
  • Fresh fruit juices
  • Infused water
  • Herbal teas

By adding flavor and essential nutrients to your hydration routine, you will not only stay hydrated but also have high energy throughout the day.

3. Beat the Heat with Hydration Schedule

To maintain a consistent fluid intake you can establish a hydration schedule. You can also set reminders on your phone or carry a refillable water bottle as it will help you to stay on the right hydration track. Furthermore, instead of guzzling large quantities at once, you can aim to drink small amounts frequently throughout the day.

Your step by step Daily Water Drinking Plan

Ways to Drink More Water

Timing Benefits
6 – 8 am
Cup#1 and 2

Drink 2 cold glasses of water in the morning when you wake up and before you eat breakfast.

  • Eliminate Toxins.

  • Rehydrate your brain & wake up.

  • Start your metabolism by 24% water before breakfast.

  • Stimulate your digestive system and get things moving.
  • 9 – 10 am
    Cup #3

    Drink one cup around morning tea time or when you start to feel puckish & before you reach for an unhealthy snack.

  • Lubricate joints and cartilage to get your body moving.

  • Get the immunity booster shot and neutralize the PH in your body.

  • Look younger with plumper hydrated skin.

  • 10 am – 12 pm
    Cup #4

    Drink a glass of water at least 1/2 an hour before you have your lunch.

  • Burn an extra 5lb of fat/ year.

  • Boost your metabolism for the next 30 – 40 minutes.

  • Power up your mental creativity by up to 30%.

  • 12 pm – 2 pm
    Cup #5

    Drink a glass of water at least 1/2 an hour after lunch.

  • Prevent premature aging of the major organs in your body.

  • Increased production of blood and muscle cells.

  • 2 pm – 4pm
    Cup #6

    Enjoy a cold glass of water when you start to feel that afternoon slow down.

  • Natural energy drink: Reduce fatigue & increases enzyme activity in the body.

  • Increased production of blood and muscle cells.

  • 4 pm – 6pm
    Cup #7

    Drink this one at least 1/2 an hour before dinner.

  • Reduce your risk of colon cancer by 45% & bladder cancer by 50%

  • Before bedtime
    Cup #8

    Water should be served at room temp & at least 20 min before bed.

  • Eliminate toxins and inflammation-causing bacteria.

  • 4. Hydrating Foods to the Rescue

    Hydrating foods are excellent for maintaining hydration. These fruits and vegetables not only provide water but also essential electrolytes, helping you stay refreshed and energized.

    Foods That Contain Nearly 90% Water

    To prevent dehydration, make sure you consume enough of the items listed below, particularly if you’re older than 55 or an athlete:

    • Beets
    • Strawberries
    • Watermelon
    • Lettuce
    • Cucumbers and pickles
    • Cabbage
    • Cantaloupe
    • Celery
    • Spinach
    • Squash
    • Apples
    • Grapes
    • Oranges
    • Pears
    • Pineapple
    • Yogurt
    • Carrots
    • Broccoli

    5. Cool Hydration Hacks

    Here are some of the cool hydration hacks that you can try incorporating:

    1. Infuse Water with Fruits: Add slices of lemon, cucumber, or berries to your water for a refreshing flavor boost.
    2. Make Hydrating Popsicles: Freeze coconut water or fruit-infused water in popsicle molds for a cooling treat.
    3. Use a Straw: Drinking through a straw can sometimes encourage you to drink more frequently.
    4. Monitor Your Urine Color: Aim for a light yellow color to gauge proper hydration levels.
    5. Set Goals: Track your daily water intake and set achievable goals to stay motivated.

    6. Hydration and Sun Safety

    Sun exposure is also another factor that contributes to increasing the risk of dehydration. Therefore, to protect yourself from the sun’s rays, there are things you can do:

    • Wear sunscreen when heading out
    • Wide-brimmed hat
    • Lightweight and breathable clothing
    • Opt for shaded areas or take breaks indoors

    7. Track Your Hydration

    Utilizing smartphone apps or wearable devices to track your fluid intake can help you make your hydration fun. Plus, monitoring your progress can also help you stay on top of your hydration goals.

    8. Hydrate Your Skin

    To keep your skin hydrated and healthy in summer, here’s what you can do to protect your skin.

    • Use Moisturizers: You can apply a good quality moisturizer regularly to lock in moisture and prevent dryness.
    • Humidifier: You can also use a humidifier in your home. It will help you maintain air moisture, especially in dry climates.
    • Gentle Cleansers: Instead of going for fancy skincare products, choose gentle, hydrating cleansers to avoid stripping your skin of natural oils.
    • Avoid Hot Showers: Try Opting for lukewarm water to prevent skin dehydration in summer.
    • Sunscreen: When heading outdoors apply sunscreen daily to protect your skin from drying sun damage.

    The Final Verdict

    Though summer is great for outdoor activities, it brings along additional health risks such as dehydration and heat strokes. Taking proper precautions, like staying hydrated and using sunscreen, you can easily beat Dubai’s summer. We hope with the tips mentioned above you’ll be able to enjoy every moment of your summer getaway. But ensure that you aren’t stepping in and out of extreme temperatures frequently throughout the day.

    Stay hydrated, stay cool, and have a hydrated summer!

    Why consider AIMS Healthcare’s IV Therapy for hydration?

    AIMS Healthcare’s IV Therapy for hydration provides swift and effective rehydration by directly delivering fluids, electrolytes, and essential vitamins into your bloodstream. Our IV therapy ensures quicker recovery than oral hydration, making it ideal for combating dehydration, especially in the intense summer heat of Dubai. It is administered by certified and highly trained medical professionals, our IV Therapy is safe, reliable, and tailored to meet individual needs so you can rest assured. Additionally, our service includes home visits, offering convenience and comfort. Think less! W e assure you that you’ll receive top-quality care, helping you stay hydrated, healthy, and energized. So if you are planning for an IV drip at home, contact us at AIMS 800 2467 or WhatsApp +971 505 136 505. We will reach your doorsteps in 30 minutes.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    To survive in Dubai’s summer, here’s what you can do:
    1. Avoid staying outdoors
    2. Apply plenty of high-factor sun cream
    3. Wear suitable clothing and shades

    The best possible way to stay hydrated in extreme heat is to drink 1 cup (8 ounces) of water every 15–20 minutes.

    Dubai’s heat becomes unbearable due to its combination of high temperatures, low humidity, and urban heat island effect, exacerbating the discomfort.

    Yes, IV Drip can be an effective way to rehydrate during summer, especially if you’re experiencing severe dehydration.

    Drinking enough fluids is essential to stay hydrated in summer, but electrolyte-rich beverages and foods can also help maintain proper hydration levels.

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