Today, temperatures his 46 degrees C and my sunglasses steamed up the moment I stepped outside the house or out of the car. It's the first day this summer 2008 in Dubai where the temps have hit this number.
They will probably start to climb even higher as we approach August, but in Dubai, the temperature never hits 50 degrees. The reason - because that's when all the hotel and construction workers have to down tools and stop working.
To give you an idea of what 46 degrees is, the following ideas simulate the current climate:
1 - turn on your hairdryer and stand in the blast; or
2 - turn on the hand-dryer in your local public conveniences;
3 - open the oven door.
Fortunately, we have working air-conditioning in the house and car, but spare a thought for my friend today who had her hair cut and blow dried in a salon . . . where the air con wasn't working.
That's just not funny.
I'm off to jump in the pool . . . the only way to survive!