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Abu Dhabi



What is the air quality like at post (good/moderate/bad)? Are there seasonal air quality issues? Does the air quality have an impact on health?

It varies, because of dust storms it can be bad sometimes. It does affect people with asthma. - Sep 12, 2017
Air quality can be iffy with the sand storms, but my occasionally asthmatic son has not had too many problems here. It's just extremely humid in summer. - Jun 8, 2015
Generally dusty, even in the best weather. I think the real problems come not from the air outside but from the universal reliance on air-conditioning and the increasing prevalence of sealed buildings that never allow access to fresh air. We had terrible air-conditioning-related mold problems and resulting breathing problems throughout our tour. - May 19, 2013
Sandstorms and the fogs in the winter are uncomfortable, but relatively uncommon, experiences. - Jul 20, 2012
Moderate to poor - it's dusty much of the year, with sandstorms reduce visibility to zero, heavy fogs, and, for much of the summer, deeply unpleasant humidity like no where else I've lived. - Aug 9, 2011
Moderate. A lot of sand and dust in the air. Occasional sand storms come over from Saudi Arabia, but otherwise hot and sunny every day. - Jul 17, 2011
It's not very good when a dust storm kicks up, but it is tolerable. I have asthma but never had any problems with the dust. When the seasons change, my allergies get really bad though. - Nov 7, 2010
It seems to be ok. I cough a lot more now than before I moved here. - Jan 31, 2010