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Dubai – Best time to go

Best time to visit Dubai

Dubai experiences very hot and dry summers with temperatures reaching highs of 37–41°C from May to September. Many people visit the city from October to April to enjoy the cooler months and to take advantage of desert safaris. Rainfall is highest from January to March although they are generally very short showers.  

The best time to book your holiday in Dubai is from November to April.

The hottest temperatures in Dubai occur between June and September.

Maximum daytime temperature – 28°C

Minimum night time temperature – 18°C

Average rainfall – 4.5mm per month

Average daylight hours – 11.5

What’s the weather like in Dubai from November to April?

Dubai has an arid, hot desert climate with high temperatures all year round. Between February and April, temperatures will be around 25˚C. For a quieter holiday, head to Dubai between June and September – but be prepared for the thermostats hitting 40˚C.

Why visit Dubai from November to April?

  • Temperatures are more comfortable and humidity is lower
  • Rainfall between December and March makes temperatures more bearable
  • Outdoor activities such as safaris and city tours are more enjoyable
  • Dubai Shopping Festival runs from December to January and offers huge discounts, outdoor markets and competitions
  • The surfing season begins in December and ends in March
  • Dubai International Jazz Festival takes place from February to March

 

Best times to visit

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
24ºC
8mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
25ºC
3mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
28ºC
5mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
33ºC
1mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
38ºC

Average weather in June

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
40ºC

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
41ºC

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
41ºC

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
39ºC

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
36ºC

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
31ºC
2mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
26ºC
8mm