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Vegas is a dry heat--while this is often scorned by those who don't understand the difference it means that your body can do a much better job of cooling itself than you might expect. Your body sweats, it very quickly evaporates and you are nowhere near as aware of the heat as you would think. As others have said, bring plenty to drink--although since you ...


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You may want to look into buying clothing specifically marketed as keeping you cool. I regularly ride my bike 15 km in 30 C heat. In a white cotton tshirt, sweat runs down my arms and I have trouble gripping the handlebars. In a long sleeved "performance " shirt I feel much cooler (even in a dark blue one) and sweat far less. I also drink less water in those ...


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I'm resident in Canada and occasionally travel to Dubai to visit my parents. I am in Dubai right now and it was 44 degrees Celsius this afternoon. Note that I am used to wearing shorts even when it is lower than 0 Celsius while in Canada. Here is what I have for you: Clothing Absolutely avoid long sleeved clothing Wear shorts instead of jeans or other ...


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We are Vegas locals, and love hiking. If you are going to hike in the hills, take tons of fluids. More than you think. Only because running out, cuts the fun short. Consider a hike in Mt Charleston. 20-30 degrees F cooler than downtown. Also consider hiking in Red Rock Ice Box Canyon (hint, hint -- the name). We like to trail run in the evening, after ...


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Don't think you can walk at your normal pace when it's much hotter than you're used to. Take it easy and allow longer than you think it'll take to walk anywhere. Force yourself to walk more slowly any time you catch yourself going quickly.


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Hydrate and cover your head, yes. Lightweight clothing, yes within reason but not gossamer see-through stuff. Colour is less of a big deal than you might expect but all else being equal you'll be a bit warmer in darker clothing, so avoid it. karancan already mentions sunscreen. I find that sunburn is orders of magnitude more uncomfortable than just missing ...


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Many others have mentioned the clothing, especially the color. I am also of the long-sleeved fraction, but! I don't think that sports clothing is your best bet. It is made from synthetics, and they cause a bit of greenhouse effect and don't wick sweat that well, despite the manufacturers' promises. In the really high heat, it's best to wear linen. It has a ...


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In addition to all the previous answer, I am often shocked to realize how many people don't understand how to use a fan. I heard many people saying it is useless if it blows warm air. That is, of course, 100% wrong. As mentioned is previous answers, sweat evaporation is the key for surviving. Sweat evaporate easily on naked skin in dry warm air. It does not ...


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I agree with all the other answerers about clothing and water. A simple way to cool down is to wear wet clothing. So, you bring extra water with you and keep your clothes wet by spraying it on your clothes. The more water you can evaporate off your clothes this way, the less water you lose in the form of sweat. The advice given by Bear Grylls in an episode ...


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I can't rule out the possibility of taking a walk while it's, say, 39 degrees Celcius. Stay away from being outside for a long period of time when it's hot outside. If you want to explore the city, it might be best to set out early (7:30 AM latest) or in the late evening. From about 11AM-4PM is the warmest time of the day, so try to stay out of the heat ...


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Stay hydrated. Be sure to drink lots of liquids, especially water. Avoid or minimize alcoholic, carbonated, and caffeinated beverages as these can dehydrate you. Drink more than you think you need. You need to replenish the liquid removed by sweating and sweating is a key part of keeping you cool. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver ...


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My trick is to observe what locals do, humans tend to change their clothing style and sometimes diet to adopt better to their climate. For example, in the Middle East where it is hot and sunny people usually wear white cotton clothes, cover their heads and wear loose clothes. In other hot countries like far east they wear shorts and sleeveless clothes ...


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Wear white clothing. Wet a towel or a cloth with water and put it over your head and put a hat or cap over your head.



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