10 hottest places worldwide; Dubai is not on the list

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Some of these places are not even habitable.
Some of these places are not even habitable.

Dubai - Mercury soars here, but it pales in comparison to many others

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Published: Tue 27 Jun 2017, 6:28 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Feb 2023, 9:47 AM

It's summer in the UAE, and everybody knows what that means - the heat is unbearable at any given moment. A five-minute walk feels like running an ultramarathon and getting inside your car is akin to being baked in an oven.

Reason enough for many residents to skip the UAE summers either by holidaying out of the country or staying indoors. When you come to think of it, surely there isn't any other place in the world that could be hotter, right? Wrong.


The Independent has come out with a list of 10 hottest places in the world, and the UAE is not on it.

Dubai is going to feel like 64 DEGREES next week!


Here is the list:

Bandar-e Mahshahr, Iran

According to the Independent, this Iranian city recorded temperature of 51°C. In the heat index (a combination of air temperature and relative humidity), it reached a sweltering 74°C.

Ghadames, Libya

It's a UNESCO World Heritage site that is known as the 'pearl of the desert'. But even the fanciest of titles is not enough to cool down temperatures here that reached 55°C. However, it's worth a visit.

Kebili, Tunisia

This part of the world is known for its delicious dates. Now, quality dates grow in extreme temperatures and in Kebili, the highest on record is 55°C.

Timbuktu, Mali

A city on the edge of the Sahara, Timbuktu remains hot even during 'winter' with highs of up to 30°C. The hottest temperature ever recorded in this place was 49°C.

Tirat Zvi, Israel

This small area is known to have the hottest temperature in Asia when it hit 54°C back in 1942. On the off season, temperatures peak at 37°C.

Dasht-e Loot, Iran

How hot is it over here? Satellite records taken between 2003 and 2009 found a temperature of 70.7°C. The region is also uninhabited because you can't imagine living around such heat.

Wadi Halfa, Sudan

June is the hottest month with an average high of 41°C. The hottest temperature on record was 53°C in April 1967.

Dallol, Ethiopia

On a daily basis, this hydrothermal field witnesses temperatures up to 41°C. That being said, it has the highest average temperature of any inhabited place on Earth.

Aziziyah, Libya

Aziziyah used to be the hottest place on Earth. But the findings have since been debunked by meteorological experts. That doesn't mean it's still not hot. Aziziyah still records temperatures past 48°C.

Death Valley, California, US

It's not called Death Valley for no reason. Temperatures in this part of the world soar at a staggering 57°C during the summer months. It would apparently push the limits of human survival. It is also one of the driest places in the United States.

- keith@khaleejtimes.com



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