5 Best Dehumidifiers in the UAE, for 2022

When the air at home starts to feel stuffy and the hair feels frizzier than usual, the culprit is most likely humidity. Humidity levels in the air can make or break our thermal comfort – too little humidity and our skin, hair and throat dry out; too much, and we are sitting in a heavy indoor climate. This is why we benefit from humidifiers during the dry winter months.

Things change in the summer, however. High humidity, combined with rising temperatures, makes you feel hotter than it actually is. It also creates ideal conditions for bacteria, pests, mold and mildew to grow. Think about vulnerable areas in your home that are typically damp – the bathroom, kitchen and their adjoining walls. According to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard, levels above 60% promote bacterial growth.

With a dehumidifier nearby, you can evacuate the air of excess water vapor and protect your home from moisture damage. Also, if you dry your laundry indoors, having a dehumidifier nearby will speed up the process. We’ve selected the best dehumidifiers you can buy on Amazon based on portability, features, and capacity. Don’t forget to subscribe to Prime for fast, free delivery.

1. Best Overall: Frigidaire 30L Dehumidifier

Advantages

  • Large tank capacity
  • Customizable humidity levels
  • 24 hour timer function
  • Turns off when bucket is full
  • Easy portability on wheels

The inconvenients

  • Slightly noisy
  • Not Energy Star certified

Let’s start with a large capacity dehumidifier, so you don’t have to empty the bucket throughout the day. Collect up to 30 liters of moisture every day with this Frigidaire appliance. You can roll the dehumidifier from room to room and out without worry thanks to its automatic shut-off feature. All you have to do is select the desired humidity level and fan speed on the control panel, after which the 12 liter bucket of water will fill itself. You also have the option of continuous draining using a hose (not included). Reviewers cite 10-15% drops in humidity levels, but report that at 57 decibels the device can be difficult to sleep in.

Prime: Buy with zero percent installments and pay Dh87.42 for 12 months with select banks.

Guarantee: The manufacturer offers a one-year warranty.

2. Ideal for small rooms: EcoAir Vebo compact dehumidifier

Advantages

  • Efficient washing mode
  • Compact design
  • Small tank capacity makes it easy to drain water
  • Auto shut off when tank is full

The inconvenients

  • Unable to target desired humidity level
  • Does not ship with Prime

EcoAir Vebo Compact is ideal for bathrooms, laundry rooms or any other small space prone to condensation. It can extract up to 12 liters of water per day in its 1.5 liter tank. Operating quietly at 39 decibels, the unit uses smart sensors to control humidity with the push of a button. It even comes with a dedicated wash mode to dry your wash load faster. Easy-glide casters make it easy to move the unit. Like our Frigidaire pick, this dehumidifier automatically shuts off once the water tank reaches capacity. The device comes with a hose for continuous drainage.

Guarantee: The manufacturer offers a two-year warranty.

3. Best for saving energy: Pro Breeze 20L/day dehumidifier

Advantages

  • Shuts off once humidity level or water capacity is reached
  • Set the desired humidity level
  • Laundry mode and child lock button
  • Indicator light for current levels

The inconvenients

The Pro Breeze dehumidifier allows you to choose the desired room humidity, between 30 and 80%. You can let the water collect in the 5.5 liter reservoir or attach the included hose for continuous drainage. With its clearly labeled buttons and LED display, you can monitor current levels from the control panel. There are even indicator lights built around the panel that glow different colors to signal high, low and optimal humidity levels in the air. While most devices shut off at full capacity, this model goes one step further – it shuts off once your preferred humidity is reached, to save energy. Along with other useful features, like laundry mode and a 24-hour timer, it has a child lock button, so you can roll it around the living room even with the kids. But, according to reviews, it generates quite a bit of noise.

Prime: Buy with zero percent installments and pay Dh59.08 for 12 months with select banks.

4. Best Budget: Russell Hobbs 2L Dehumidifier

Advantages

  • Clean design
  • Reduces humidity to desired levels
  • Shuts off and sounds an alarm when the tank is full
  • Silent mode

The inconvenients

  • Does not ship with Prime

An affordable option worth considering is the Russell Hobbs unit with a two-liter tank. In one day, you can remove up to 10 liters of water, which means it can easily cover an area of ​​30 square meters. You can set the desired humidity level within a range of 35-85%, and once the reservoir is full, the unit will shut off and beep to let you know. At night, opt for quiet mode to dampen noise levels while it’s still running. Not only is it efficient at extraction, but it also looks upscale in any home – there are discreet wheels attached to the base and a handle built into the top. The drain hose is included.

Guarantee: The manufacturer offers a one-year warranty.

5. Best value for money: Pro Breeze 12L/day dehumidifier

Advantages

  • Shuts off once humidity level or water capacity is reached
  • Multiple features – laundry mode, timer, child lock and more
  • Target set a humidity level
  • Quiet Mark Certified

The inconvenients

  • Might still be loud for some at 42 decibels

Pro Breeze offers a smaller unit for 15 square meter coverage. This model takes up less space and has a 1.8 liter tank, allowing up to 12 liters of extraction per day. It has a neat display panel, including timer, child lock, laundry mode, fan speed controls and target level setting. A built-in humidity sensor constantly reads the ambient humidity and displays a percentage, making it easier for you to set the level you want. Similar to its larger capacity model, the unit shuts down once the target humidity is reached to help save on bills. Pro Breeze’s 12-litre dehumidifier also boasts Quiet Mark certification, as seen in its sleep mode. Reviewers report on reducing mold in the wood and quickly extracting moisture within an hour.

Prime: Buy with zero percent installments and pay Dh45.75 for 12 months with select banks.

Guarantee: The manufacturer offers a two-year warranty. Amazon offers an extended warranty of one year for Dh35 and two years for Dh49.

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