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24 February 2012 13:20
People with asthma have been warned to stay indoors
People travelling to the United Arab Emirates have been warned of hazardous weather conditions which could affect those with breathing-related ailments such as asthma.
Seas will remain rough, with waves of up to 10ft, while winds could reach up to 65kph amid generally hazy and cloudy weather, said the UAE's National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS).
It warned of reduced horizontal visibility due to possible dust in suspension, as well as blowing dust and sand.
Medical practitioners are advising those with asthma and other breathing disorders to remain indoors.
Travellers with respiratory conditions such as asthma or bronchitis should be aware that
pre-existing medical travel insurance offers comprehensive coverage throughout their time abroad.
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