What’s the best time to visit Dubai?

Timing is key. Whether you’re after heat, a cheap and cheerful deal or are eager to experience Dubai’s dazzling events – check out our guide on the best times to visit Dubai. It’s time to start planning your dream Dubai holiday in the sun…

When is the best time of the year to visit Dubai?

The best time to visit Dubai is from November to February, when temperatures lie in the mid-20s and are at their most comfortable. During these months expect warm sunshine and the start of all the highly anticipated shopping events!

Dubai: The seasons to visit

Spring in Dubai

March to May combines sunshine with warm sea temperatures, making it a fab time to visit Dubai and hit the waves. Although you won’t see flowers in bloom, you’ll be able to pack in an array on activities, like hitting the desert dunes by camel or 4×4. Just make sure you slap on some sun cream and you’re good to go!

Summer in Dubai

The summer months between June – August are hot hot hot. During this time Dubai experiences 10-12 hours of balmy sunshine. Throughout the day, temperatures can be extremely high, so make sure you seek shade under the palm trees with an ice-cold cocktail! If you’re keen to take in some sights, like the incredible IMG Worlds of Adventure, visit during the morning, before the sun starts to beat down.

Autumn in Dubai

October in Dubai brings warm days and nights, with an average of 10 hours of sunshine. It’s the perfect time to visit for sun seekers, who’ll enjoy spending their days tanning at the beach. The sea is especially warm, so make sure you make the most of it, by taking a dip in the crystal-blue waters.

Winter in Dubai

The months from November to February offer idyllic temperatures, which sit in the mid-20s. Winter is the perfect time to get the family together to experience Dubai’s thrilling theme parks and Global Village – where over 90 countries across the world come together to bring a fusion of colourful experiences, shows and events.  

Average temperatures in Dubai

Dubai is blessed with year round warm temperatures, which sit around 42°C in August and 26ºC in December. For a seasonal overview, have a look below to find out which temps suit your style…

MonthMax temperatureMin temperatureAv. sun hoursJanuary24 ºC14°C 8.7February24 ºC15°C 9.6March28 ºC17°C 10.5April32 ºC20°C 11.4May36 ºC24°C 12.0June39 ºC26°C 12.2July40 ºC29°C 12.2August41 ºC29°C 11.7September37 ºC26°C 11.0October36 ºC23°C 10.2November30 ºC19°C 9.5December26 ºC15°C 8.8

Why is winter a popular time to visit Dubai for families?

The months of September and October offer warm temperature, sitting in the mid-30s, great for heat, water sports and events. But, if you’re not a fan of extreme heat, Dubai begins to cool down, from November – December, which is an ideal time for ticking off some of Dubai’s must-see sights. A visit during the winter months, means you can skip the cold and savour the sun.

If you want to plan something extra special, Christmas in Dubai is always a magical occasion! This glamorous city goes all out on impressive entertainment, extravagant Christmas trees and elaborately decorated malls. What’s not to love?!

When is the cheapest time to visit?

June – August, is the cheapest month to plan a trip to Dubai. That’s because it’s the start of the low season, so you’ll see prices around this time drop slightly. So, if you’re hoping to grab a bargain, this would be the best time to consider booking your Dubai holiday.

Why visit Dubai during Ramadan?

If you’re keen to experience a slice of traditional Middle Eastern culture, booking your Dubai holiday during Ramadan is a no brainer. Ramadan occurs this year from 22 March – 21st April 2023 and allows you to experience a wealth of cultural festivals.

Although during this time mosques are especially busy, they provide an opportunity for you to admire their beauty in full glory – flooded with people paying their respects during the fast. You’ll also get to be a part of The Iftars, held every night during Ramadan, as well as all the fantastical feasts celebrated with beloved friends and family.

When is the best time to visit Miracle Garden Shop?

The Miracle Garden opened on Valentine’s Day nine years ago in Dubai and is the ultimate romantic spot to bring someone special. The best time to visit is in the morning between 9 and 10am. Not only is it cooler, but there’s also fewer crowds, which means you can take tonnes of instagrammable pics in peace, without judgment eyes!

Take a leisure stroll around the 72,000 sqm floral oasis, admiring over 150 million flowers in full bloom. Warning though the garden is closed during the summer, so make sure you pay a visit before then!

When is the best time to Skydive?

Skydiving is on most traveller’s bucket list when they visit Dubai. Whether you’re a beginner or pro, get the best experience by booking between October to April. You’re pretty much guaranteed picture-perfect skyline views of the city, thanks to the warm temps, with little rain and a cool breeze.

When is the best time to visit the Dubai Aquarium?

The best time to visit the Dubai Aquarium is during the winter months from November – March. Crowds will be quieter compared to the busy summer months and the weather isn’t so unbearably hot, allowing adults and little ones to take part in a range of exciting aquarium activities!

When is the best time to visit Kite Beach?

Kite Beach is based near Jumeirah’s main street in Dubai and a favourite among locals and tourists for kite surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and wakeboarding. If you’re not a fan of the water, don’t worry – there’s plenty for you to do back on land. Why not grab your friends and family for a game of beach volleyball or build a supreme sandcastle, that’ll turn the heads of beach bums.

Visit during the Spring and Autumn months, when weather is warm and skies are blue. On a clear day, make sure you’ve got your camera ready, as you can see the towering Burj Al Arab from afar! When the sun sets, stop by at one of the beachside food trucks, serving up a combo of local delicacies and international cuisine.

Key events to pencil in your diary

Dubai has a famous network of creatives and is no stranger to an over-the-top event. Dubai Fitness Festival beginning in October and Rugby Sevens and Formula 1 in December are some of the most popular. Perhaps the most well-known event, visited by people across the world, is the Dubai Shopping Festival, held every year from December – January. It’s a shopaholics dream, with everything from embellished dresses to ornate jewels – you won’t be disappointed!

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