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Conquering the Doha Heat: Tips and Tricks for a Cool Summer

Doha summers are legendary for a reason – scorching sun, high humidity, and temperatures that can soar well above 40°C (104°F). But fear not, fellow residents and intrepid visitors! Here are some tips and tricks to help you navigate the Doha heat and have a cool, enjoyable summer, especially if you’re someone who goes out regularly and works in a coworking space:

Beat the Heat Outdoors:

  • Plan Your Day Wisely: Limit outdoor activities to early mornings or evenings when the sun is less intense. Aim for errands and commutes during the hottest part of the day (typically 11 am to 4 pm). If possible, schedule meetings or client visits at coworking spaces with convenient locations.
  • Dress for Success: Opt for loose, lightweight, and breathable clothing in light colors. Opt for natural fabrics like cotton and linen over synthetics. Pack a change of clothes in your bag for when you arrive at the coworking space.
  • Hydration is Key: Carry a reusable water bottle with you at all times and sip frequently, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid sugary drinks and opt for water with a squeeze of lemon or hydrating fruits like watermelon. Consider investing in a portable misting fan for an extra cooling effect on the go.
  • Seek Shade and Shelter: Doha boasts a fantastic array of malls and indoor attractions. Take advantage of their air-conditioned comfort for a quick cool-down break between work sessions at the coworking space.
  • Sun Protection is Essential: Apply sunscreen generously and reapply every two hours, especially after stepping outside the coworking space, even for short walks. Don’t forget a hat, sunglasses, and an umbrella for extra protection.

Cool Down at the Coworking Space:

  • Choose a Coworking Space Wisely: Look for coworking spaces with a good air conditioning system and proper ventilation. Some spaces may even offer additional cooling options like personal misters or designated cool zones.
  • Pack Light Layers: While the coworking space will be cool, it’s always good to have a light sweater or scarf in case the temperature feels too low.
  • Stay Hydrated at Your Desk: Keep a spare water bottle at your desk and make sure to refill it regularly throughout the day.
  • Take Breaks Strategically: Schedule short breaks outside of peak heat hours to run errands, grab lunch, or meet with clients.

Bonus Tip:

  • Check the Weather Forecast: Stay informed about the daily heat index and adjust your commute plans accordingly. If the heat seems unbearable, consider working remotely from home for the day if your coworking space allows it.

By following these simple tips, you can stay cool, comfortable, and productive even during Doha’s hottest months. Remember, a little planning goes a long way in beating the Doha heat!


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