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Best Times to Visit Dubai

The best time to visit Dubai is from November to March. Weather-wise, Dubai really only experiences two seasons: hot and hotter. During the winter months, the city sees blue skies and primo beach weather. However, this is also peak tourist season, so expect plenty of company on Jumeirah Beach. You can escape the crowds if you visit during the summer months, but be prepared for triple-digit temps and high humidity levels

Weather in Dubai

Switch to Celsius/MM
Average Temperature (°F)
75.2
56.7
76.3
58.1
82.2
62.6
90.3
68.2
98.2
74.3
101.8
79
105.1
84
104.7
84.7
101.7
79.3
95.2
72.9
86.9
64.9
79.2
59.7
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
0.44
1.41
0.88
0.3
0.03
0
0
0
0
0
0.07
0.56
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

November-March

Daily highs range from the upper 70s to the low 80s, making Dubai's winter season the perfect time to sprawl out along the Persian Gulf's pearly white sands. But you won't be alone: Sun-seekers from around the globe flock to Dubai to take advantage of the emirate's desirable weather, so you should plan on making hotel reservations months in advance to ensure availability. Beach bums should also note that January to March is Dubai's rainy season. You can expect a few drops here and there, but showers are short-lived. 

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April-October

It shouldn't surprise you that Dubai bids adieu to its tourists during the summer months. During this time of year, highs are in the 100s, and although rainfall is scarce, humidity levels often rest around 90 percent or higher. Weather like this makes any outdoor activity – including a day at the beach – unbearable. To protect yourself from heat stroke, avoid spending too much time outside (especially midday), wear plenty of sunscreen and drink lots of water. The good news is that you won't have to worry about finding a spare hotel room. Prices will generally be lower than they are during the high season, but not by a significant amount. Keep in mind: If you're in Dubai during Ramadan, business hours are shorter and the nightlife scene is quieter compared to other months of the year. Between sunrise and sunset during Ramadan, Muslims do not eat, drink or smoke. The dates for Ramadan are variable since they follow the lunar calendar.

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Popular Times to Visit Dubai

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Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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