What food grows in the UAE? Since it is in a desert climate, it is not possible for every plant to grow here. Hot weather conditions prevail. In the country where the weather is hot all year round, the average temperature between June and September is 35 – 40 degrees. The coolest period is between December and February with an average temperature of 20 degrees. Although precipitation is not excessive, it is most common in February. The sea water temperature is the lowest 20 to 22 degrees throughout the year. You have the opportunity to swim in the sea almost all year round.
Plants growing naturally in the UAE
There are no common plant varieties in the United Arab Emirates. However, in some areas, trees that can grow naturally or are later preferred in parks and gardens for ornamental purposes grow. The most common plant species from the United Arab Emirates region;
- Date Palm Tree
- Desert Hyacinth
- Wild Desert Plants
- Neem tree (Azadirachta indica)
- Acacia Tree
- Prosopis cineraria
- Muscari macrocarpum
Can Flowers Grow in UAE?; Wild flowers can grow naturally in the United Arab Emirates. The most important of these are the Arabian primrose and the wild yellow flowers that grow in desert areas.
UAE imports almost all types of vegetables and fruits. It meets this need by importing fruits and vegetables from other countries. Due to its climate, it is very difficult to grow fruit and vegetables.
The UAE has built various parks with flowers of garden plants. All kinds of plants and flowers can be found in these special gardens. There are herb gardens known as Magic Garden, which are very much visited. Especially in Dubai, Magic Garden has an important place.
What is the natural vegetation of UAE?
The climate of the country is extremely hot and humid. High humidity affects life negatively. Temperatures rise to over 54 degrees in summer. In winter and early summer, winds blowing from the north turn into sandstorms. The vegetation is poor and only some greenery and stunted shrubs are found in the coastal areas and oases. The soils of the country are not suitable for agriculture. In recent years, both agriculture can be carried out in places irrigated with water resources obtained by purifying sea water and efforts are being made to create a green vegetation. The lack of river resources in the country has necessitated large investments for the supply of water to be used for drinking and irrigation.
Fruit trees such as apple, pear, cherry, chestnut, walnut and vegetable species such as tomato, aubergine, pepper, potato, onion, parsley are not grown in UAE.