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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:20:21
We are moving to Dubai in October-November. I am currently trying to decide what we should take with us and what not. How cold are the winters? We have a few oil-filled radiators. Will they come in handy in the winter evenings?
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:24:06
Good Luck with the move!

Personally I would say No. You won't really need anything more than a good jumper! But this might depend if you live in an apartment or villa. Apartments still get heat from other apartments.
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:30:33
Some people say they feel cold during the winter months, which means putting on a sweater.

Personally I've never been *that* cold. I'm in shorts year round and winter means throwing on a shawl or pashmina when we go out as we'll dine al fresco in most places. DH always changes into shorts/t-shirts after coming home from work and there's possibly one week out of the year when he'll put on trousers instead of his shorts.

Some villas do feel colder than others, which probably has a lot to do with how large the rooms are and if you have grand two story rooms, echoing foyers or acres of marble flooring. Our villa is average sized and compactly organized and we've never been cold in it, not once.

I can confidently say I've never seen a portable radiator in anyone's apartment or villa in Dubai.

The only time I've ever worn a jumper in Dubai is when we're camping out in the desert or the mountains. It does get quite cold out there at night during the winter months.
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:40:15
LinaS wrote:
We are moving to Dubai in October-November. I am currently trying to decide what we should take with us and what not. How cold are the winters? We have a few oil-filled radiators. Will they come in handy in the winter evenings?

We still have our air conditioning on in the winter. I know we are not the only ones.
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:40:27
I'd save the space for all your nice clothes,shoes & handbags ... Heehee
Plenty of going out & socialising here so dont worry about the rads just snuggle up to your DH
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:41:18
I wouldn't make bringing them a priority but if you have room I'd sling them in for sure. I have been cold on the odd occasion.
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:41:32
Bring socks to wear in the house and a fleece/substantial cardigan for when you're outside in the evening. If you can imagine a sunny May day in England, that's what it's like. Beautiful and warm in the sun and a bit nippy in the shade/after dark.
edited by janesul on 08/09/2011
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:43:48
IAMVP wrote:
LinaS wrote:
We are moving to Dubai in October-November. I am currently trying to decide what we should take with us and what not. How cold are the winters? We have a few oil-filled radiators. Will they come in handy in the winter evenings?

We still have our air conditioning on in the winter. I know we are not the only ones.


we do too!
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:44:19
pollydxb wrote:
IAMVP wrote:
LinaS wrote:
We are moving to Dubai in October-November. I am currently trying to decide what we should take with us and what not. How cold are the winters? We have a few oil-filled radiators. Will they come in handy in the winter evenings?

We still have our air conditioning on in the winter. I know we are not the only ones.


we do too!

Lol@heating
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 16:48:53
Almost all villas and apartments have tile floors, whether marble or ceramic. That's a large part of what may make a villa feel cold as the floors retain the coolness from overnight. Running around barefooted on cool tiles will cool down your body temperature and make you feel colder.

But if you, like we do, have lots of throw rugs around, it's not an issues.
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 21:31:10
Thank you for your wonderful, quick responses!

We are moving from Cyprus so anything under 30 degrees feels nice and fresh these days. Cyprus is surprisingly chilly in the winter, though.

I will leave the heaters behind. I have a feeling we have enough stuff to fill more than one container... I am sort of afraid to get someone from the removal company over to give me an estimate...
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Latest post on 2011/09/08 at 21:50:06
LinaS wrote:
Thank you for your wonderful, quick responses!

We are moving from Cyprus so anything under 30 degrees feels nice and fresh these days. Cyprus is surprisingly chilly in the winter, though.

I will leave the heaters behind. I have a feeling we have enough stuff to fill more than one container... I am sort of afraid to get someone from the removal company over to give me an estimate...


I would take at least one..............never as chilly as Cyprus but it still gets damp and cold feeling on the odd day in the winter.
And you will soon be longing for the relative cool of 35c....................still less power cuts to worry about!

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