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Temperatures to reach 49C in parts of the UAE



If you’re thinking about going to the beach or having a late outdoor game of footie, you might want to read this.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has announced that the weather is expected to hit a high of 49°C in some parts of the UAE today.

According to the NCMS bulletin, the humidity level is expected to reach 85 percent around internal areas while coastal areas are expected to reach a humidity level of 90 percent.

The NCMS forecast for today reads: “Hot weather in general, cloudy at times. Light to moderate winds in general, freshening at times especially over eastern & northern areas which may cause blowing dust/sand over exposed areas during daytime. Sea will be slight to moderate in general in Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.”

Similar weather is expected until Friday, June 9.

If you’re still considering playing a game of five-a-side, maybe head down to one of Dubai’s many indoor football fields.

We’ve compiled a list of five of our favourite indoor pitches to help you out…

1. Dubai Sports World
Not only are there four five-a-side pitches here, there are four seven-a-side pitches. Until September 1.
Where: World Trade Centre
Contact: website

2. KooraDome
This massive dome is home to excellent air-conditioned astroturf pitches. An iconic venue.
Where: Al Jaddaf
Contact: 800 56672, website

3. SportsMania
Looking to join a five-a-side competition? You’ll want to head here for the Monday league night they run.
Where: JLT
Contact: +971 52 242 4789, website

4. All Star Sport
There are four five-a-side pitches equipped with shock-absorbing underlay to save your knees from long-term damage.
Where: Al Barsha 2
Contact: +971 50 200 9989, website

5. Football Academy
The 3G pitches are excellent and you may even bump into Real Madrid legend Michel Salgado, who runs a soccer school here.
Where: Dubai Sports City
Contact: +9714 448 1555, website

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