5 Tricks to survive a heatwave in Jordan


Published: 2018-03-22 18:51

Last Updated: 2018-03-23 11:13

Editor: Arwad Khalifeh

There are easier ways to keep cool this summer than doing this. (CNN.com)
There are easier ways to keep cool this summer than doing this. (CNN.com)

If you’ve never been to Jordan during the summertime, here’s a heads-up: it’s bloody boiling.

Spring isn’t over just yet, but it soon will be, and finding ways to beat the scorching heat of summer will begin once again.

But you needn’t sweat just yet, because we have a list of tried and tested ways to keep you as cool as a cucumber.



Via Boldsky.com

Might sound like a no-brainer, but wearing clothes made out of cotton is your best bet to letting your body breathe. Thankfully, most stores in Jordan sell cotton clothes - and for cheap too.


DIY Air Conditioner

Via YouTube

If you can’t afford to buy an air conditioner (let’s be honest, they are quite expensive here), why not make your own? Watch the video below for easy instructions. 

Cool Car

Via Deluxe Cafe Moree

One of the worst feelings ever is getting into a car that’s been left sitting in the sun for hours, and with Amman’s parking problem, that’s very likely to happen. But there’s actually a simple way to cool your car quickly (even if it doesn’t have AC). The video below has the directions you need.

Reduce proteins

Via barcin.com

Jordanian diet is rich in protein, but for the sake of keeping cool, avoid eating large, protein-rich meals that might increase metabolic heat. Sadly, that means bye bye Mansaf!


Spray away the heat

Via Choicest1.com

Bottle? Check
Water? Check
Fridge? Check

Now carry that bottle with you when you’re out and about and spray the cool water in it on your face, neck, inner elbows and behind your ears.


Pets get hot too

Via Dogtime

A heat stroke can kill your beloved pet, and they’re at more risk of having one than humans because of the thick hair covering their bodies. Therefore, you must look out for those signs when it gets extra hot and immediately take your pet to the vet:

- Extra, rapid panting
- Bright red tongue
- Breathing distress
- Wide eyes
- Vomiting
- Hot skin
- Drooling
- Weakness
- Dizziness