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Best time to visit Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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The best time to visit Dubai is November-April

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Dubai? Look no further! November-April is the best time to go to Dubai due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 39℃ (103℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 40℃ (105℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of 16℃ (61℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Dubai during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. The wet season in Dubai falls around March, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in June instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Dubai, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

Dubai seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Dubai as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Dubai 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 Dubai

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 Dubai 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.

Dubai 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 Dubai 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Dubai in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubai 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.


Dubai in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Dubai 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.


Dubai in March

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 53%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

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


Dubai in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Dubai in May

  • Average temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average high temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average low temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Dubai in June

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (101℉)
  • Average low temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • 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 Dubai in June, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Dubai in July

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average high temperature: 39℃ (103℉)
  • Average low temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • 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 Dubai in July, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.


Dubai in August

  • Average temperature: 36℃ (96℉)
  • Average high temperature: 39℃ (103℉)
  • Average low temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average humidity: 52%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Dubai in September

  • Average temperature: 34℃ (92℉)
  • Average high temperature: 38℃ (100℉)
  • Average low temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • 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 Dubai in September, make sure you pack t-shirts, shorts and sun protection as it's really hot all day and night.

Dubai in October

  • Average temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (94℉)
  • Average low temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Dubai in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 2 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Dubai in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 56%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 4mm (0") over 3 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Dubai is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 39℃ (103℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Dubai 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 Dubai is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Dubai, 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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