How Abu Dhabi is leading the way in managing high temperatures in cities


In Abu Dhabi, temperatures can exceed 50°C in the height of summer. Photo: AFP

Faced with extreme temperatures during the summer, Abu Dhabi is developing various solutions to offer its citizens some respite.

With the help of vegetation and specific urban furniture, the capital of the United Arab Emirates can now serve as an example to other major global cities facing similar challenges of climate resilience.

Abu Dhabi recently opened a new kind of park. Among other things, it features canopies and shades that open at night to allow heat to escape, as well as benches that are partially shaded by nearby buildings.

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