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Best time to visit United Arab Emirates

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The best time to visit United Arab Emirates is November-April

Are you looking to travel to United Arab Emirates and want to find out when the best times to visit are? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit United Arab Emirates is November-April due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Dubai, United Arab Emirates can reach a top of 40℃ (105℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 16℃ (61℉) around January-time. In other areas of United Arab Emirates, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting United Arab Emirates, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. On average it rains the most days in March, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

For more information about when to travel to United Arab Emirates, the monthly weather breakdown for the top travel destinations, and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

United Arab Emirates seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. United Arab Emirates is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in United Arab Emirates

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Abu DhabiNovember-April
23℃
18℃
25℃
19℃
28℃
22℃
32℃
26℃
37℃
29℃
39℃
31℃
40℃
33℃
40℃
33℃
38℃
31℃
35℃
28℃
30℃
24℃
25℃
21℃
DubaiNovember-April
23℃
19℃
24℃
20℃
27℃
22℃
31℃
25℃
36℃
29℃
38℃
31℃
39℃
32℃
39℃
32℃
38℃
30℃
34℃
28℃
30℃
24℃
25℃
21℃
Ras Al KhaimahMarch
23℃
17℃
24℃
18℃
28℃
21℃
32℃
25℃
37℃
28℃
39℃
30℃
40℃
31℃
39℃
31℃
38℃
29℃
34℃
26℃
29℃
22℃
25℃
19℃
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Top FAQs

United Arab Emirates is in Middle East.
The warmest month of the year in Dubai, one of the most popular places to visit in United Arab Emirates, is July.
The driest month of the year in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is usually around June each year.

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