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Best Times to Visit Abu Dhabi

The best time to visit Abu Dhabi is between April and May or from September to October. The spring and fall shoulder seasons yield pleasant weather, manageable crowds and reasonable hotel rates. For the best weather — not too hot and not to humid — you'll want to visit in the wintertime (December through March). However, this is Abu Dhabi's peak season, with business travelers snagging all the city's cabs and tourists flocking to the beach. If you're looking for the best prices, summer is your season: The city is practically free of tourists, but triple-digit temperatures and smothering humidity will make any time spent outdoors feel gruesome.

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Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

April-May

Springtime in Abu Dhabi is pleasant. Daily highs range from the low 80s to the high 90s — and sometimes into the 100s — depending on the month, while hotel rates are starting to sink after the annual high tourist season. Meanwhile, the springtime events calendar boasts several cultural festivals and sporting events.

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June-August

Spending the summer in Abu Dhabi is like choosing to vacation in a sauna: Temperatures rest in the triple digits, and humidity levels are high despite small amounts of rainfall. But if you can bear the heat, you're bound to find some great deals on lodging during these months. Hotels routinely slash rates in half.

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September-October

Autumn begins to cool down Abu Dhabi with daily highs dropping from the 100s in September to the high 80s in November. If you're willing to bear the heat, you'll likely snag a reasonable room rate; you can expect hotels to start upping their prices as the winter high season approaches.

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November-March

In terms of weather, winter is the best time to visit Abu Dhabi. Daytime temps rest comfortably in the mid-70s and low 80s — ideal conditions for exploring the emirate's top attractions or lounging on the beach. But you won't be the only one trying to take advantage of Abu Dhabi's prime conditions: Wintertime sees a large influx of tourists and conventioneers, so be prepared to fork over a hefty sum for a hotel room.

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