Qatar is so hot its capital city now has air conditioning OUTSIDE to protect people from summer temperatures which soar to a blistering 115°F

Doha now has air conditioning units at its markets and outdoor shopping malls

Authorities have also painted a road blue to try and stop the asphalt heating up

One expert said pollution is contributing to rising heats in the Gulf states


내년 월드컵 개최지 카타르, 극한 더위 때문에 초비상! 

   지구상에서 가장 더운 나라 중 하나인 카타르는 냉방을 유지하기 위해 야외에 에어컨을 설치하고 도로를 파란색으로 칠하고 있다.

현재 카타르의 여름 기온은 115°F(46°C).

무더위를 피해 2022년 월드컵은 겨울에 치뤄진다.

작년부터 팬들과 선수들을 시원하게 하기 위해 축구 경기장에 에어컨을 사용하기 시작했다.

현재 대형 냉각기가 포장도로와 야외 쇼핑몰에도 설치되어 있다.

공공사업청은 수도 도하에서  압둘라 빈 자심 거리를 도시 최대의 수크 시장인 압둘라 빈 자심 거리에 파란색으로 칠하여 아스팔트의 온도를 59-68°F까지 낮췄다.

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Ki Chul Hwang, conpaper editor, curator

edited by kcontents


PUBLISHED: 16:33 BST, 18 October 2019 | UPDATED: 20:35 BST, 18 October 2019

One of the hottest countries on Earth is installing air conditioning outdoors and painting roads blue in a bid to keep cool.


Roads in Qatar's capital, Doha, have been painted blue because the colour absorbs less heat than black tarmac so the surface remains cooler for longer

Temperatures in summer now reach a sweltering 115°F (46°C) in Qatar, where the 2022 World Cup has already been moved to winter to avoid the searing heat.

Last year the tiny Gulf state began using air-conditioning in its football stadiums to keep fans and players cool.


Cold air will be pumped into stadiums at the 2022 football World Cup, which will be held in the Gulf state, via large cooling nozzles linked up to chilled water

But now giant coolers have been installed alongside pavements and in outdoor shopping malls so the temperatures are bearable for people going about their everyday lives.

And in Doha, the country’s capital, the Public Works Authority has painted the Abdullah Bin Jassim Street near one the city’s biggest souq markets the colour blue to reduce the temperature of the asphalt by 59-68°F degrees.

The blue roads are an 18-month-long experiment on a 650-foot (250m) stretch of road which is now covered with a 0.003ins (1mm) thick blue coating with a special heat-reflecting pigment. It also contains hollow ceramic microspheres which are designed to reflect infrared radiation

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