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Best time to visit Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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The best time to visit Abu Dhabi is November-April

Abu Dhabi can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, November-April is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Abu Dhabi can rise as high as 41℃ (106℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 16℃ (61℉) around January.

The sun stays up the longest in Abu Dhabi in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Abu Dhabi usually falls during the months surrounding January each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn more about when to travel to Abu Dhabi, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

Abu Dhabi seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Abu Dhabi as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Abu Dhabi is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Abu Dhabi

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Abu Dhabi for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Abu Dhabi climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Abu Dhabi for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Abu Dhabi in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Abu Dhabi in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Abu Dhabi in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Abu Dhabi in April

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 45%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Abu Dhabi in May

  • Average temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average high temperature: 37℃ (98℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average humidity: 43%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in May, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection.


Abu Dhabi in June

  • Average temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average high temperature: 39℃ (102℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Abu Dhabi in July

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (97℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (104℉)
  • Average low temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Abu Dhabi in August

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (98℉)
  • Average high temperature: 40℃ (104℉)
  • Average low temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in August, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Abu Dhabi in September

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (101℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in September, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.

Abu Dhabi in October

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average high temperature: 35℃ (95℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Abu Dhabi in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Abu Dhabi in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Abu Dhabi is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 40℃ (104℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Abu Dhabi is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Abu Dhabi is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Abu Dhabi, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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