Nihal Al Sabbah

Urban Design and Outdoor Thermal Comfort

Dr Simos Yannas, Dr Paula Cadima

In Dubai environmental conditions have been impaired by a built environment that creates uncomfortable and unappealing outdoor spaces. The current study aims to improve pedestrian thermal comfort, thus promoting walkability, prolonging the distances that can be travelled by pedestrians at different times of the year. Design strategies are being investigated through field studies and simulation for the urban communities of Greens and Jumeirah Lakes Towers.