BEATING THE HEAT IN THE DUBAI

OVER THE AIR, ZLOGS  /   /  By LG HVAC

Over the past 30 years, a once unsuspecting location has become a global epicenter of travel and tourism. Dubai has developed into a top destination for travelers and business people from around the world. This city located in the middle of the desert offers a wide range of attractions including beaches, luxury hotels, entertainment, thriving business centers and even snow skiing. The base population of Dubai is merely 2.3 million but visitors to the city number as high as 15 million annually. With summertime temperatures topping out at an average high of 106 °F ( 41 °C), it is quite a challenge to keep the high volume of visitors comfortable and cool.

Ski Dubai (ⓒflickr by Jon Rawlinson)

 

Snow over Sand

One of the most unique attractions in Dubai is Ski Dubai. Ski Dubai is a winter wonderland in the middle of the desert that gives visitors a chance to hit the slopes. The facility opened in 2005 and has become a favorite for tourists to Dubai offering 22,500 squares meters worth of a cool winter escape. As the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, Ski Dubai brings in as many as 1,500 visitors daily and stays cold and snow covered year round. The ski park boasts 5 ski slopes and allows winter thrill seekers to enjoy skiing, snowboarding, sledding and even rides in a giant zorb ball. There is also a daily ‘March of the Penguins’ that really brings the winter atmosphere to life.

 

Aerial view of Dubai

 

An Oasis in the Desert

Putting itself on the map as the world’s largest shopping center is the Dubai Mall. This massive shopping mall receives over 200,000 visitors a day and is host to 1,200 stores. The structure stands at the base of the Burj Khalifa and is retail paradise to devoted shoppers. The space is also offers a number of tourist attraction such as an Olympic-sized ice rink, an indoor theme park, and aquarium and a multiplex cinema. Being located adjacent to the Burj Khalifa also gives visitors the opportunity to take a trip to the top of the world’s tallest building.

 

Air conditioned bus stop in Dubai (ⓒWikimedia by Jay Galvin)

 

Making Mass Transit Cool

The extreme heat in Dubai can make traversing the city an ordeal for anyone. Keeping out of the heat is key to staying comfortable and long exposure to the extreme temperatures in the desert can even be dangerous. LG has made the mass transportation in Dubai more comfortable and safer. LG has installed 815 air conditioned shelters at bus stops around the city that have had a major impact on locals and visitors alike. The shelters have also helped Dubai expand its public transportation system to meet the growing demand by providing commuters comfortable and safe places to keep cool. Air conditioned bus stops are not likely what we are used to in our home towns.

 

As Dubai continues to grow and forge ahead with plans to increase tourism to the region, LG Air Solution will also continue to provide innovative solutions in the air conditioning. The UAE is determined to become one of the world’s top tourist destination and they are well on the way to reaching that goal. Dubai’s tourism will continue to develop and more and more tourists will continue to flock to the desert to take in all that Dubai has to offer. If you ever get the chance to see Dubai, you’re sure to find LG Air Solution products in cool spaces throughout the city.

 

When you save money, that means you put more money in your pocket. The LG Inverter V air conditioner can help you do just that. The advanced cooling system is now more energy and cost efficient than ever. LG just made staying cool even cooler!

 

* Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2016 United Arab Emirates

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