How’s the weather from where you are? Here in Dubai, as far as the midday sun is concerned, ‘winter’ is already over. But on early mornings and evenings, it is still cool – or cold, depending on the years you have lived here.
~ Dubai winter sky in my side view mirror ~
So when I mentioned on Twitter that I was feeling really cold, our room temperature being at 20C (68F), I got some reactions:
“You’re kidding! Dubai is NEVER cold.”
“At 20C, I will sleep naked!”
“Maybe cool but not cold, that would be the perfect room temp!”
Ah, yeah, these all came from cold bloodied people from the north of Northern Hemisphere.
Truth is, it DOES get cold in Dubai, those days when we wear fleece jackets and don’t want to come out of our duvets in the morning. DUVETS. In the desert. What an abomination, right? But really, no one has the right definition of what is cold and hot. It all goes down to acclimatization and all in perspective. Saying it doesn’t get cold in Dubai is like saying it doesn’t get hot in Canada but I know Toronto can reach as far as 35C in the summer!
It does get cold in Dubai in the months of December to February. It’s the time we shy away from the glorious beaches because the water is cold. It’s the time we take out our ‘winter’ jackets despite the mocking looks of red neck tourists coming from snowy places!.
We tell our friends coming to bring warm clothes and light jackets and of course they don’t…then regret it later and spend their travel pocket money buying one here. True story!