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Dubai Weather

Dubai is on the Arabian Peninsula, also known as one of the hottest places on Earth. 

It is one of the world’s warmest cities, with an average daily temperature of 27.5 degrees Celsius.

The emirate has a warm subtropical desert climate, so the sun shines in Dubai almost yearly. 

The sky is clear, and the temperature is about 25 degrees. 

Its good weather makes Dubai ideal for a beach vacation.

Are you planning to visit this oasis in the Arabian Desert? Then some information about Dubai’s weather will help a long way!

Summer in Dubai

Summers in Dubai (from mid-May to late October) are dry, sunny, and extremely hot, with temperatures reaching nearly 50 degrees in the shade. 

The hottest months are July, August, and September when temperatures rise above 40 degrees. 

Even in the evenings, the temperature barely drops below 30 degrees. 

Therefore it is unsurprising that a portion of the population and expats escape the emirate during these months to their home country or cooler Europe to celebrate holidays.

Hence, this is why you may need air-conditioning during the summer.

Escape the scorching heat and soak up the breathtaking views of Dubai’s skyline at Dubai Frame this summer. A must-visit for every traveler!

Winter in Dubai

In the winter, which lasts from November to the beginning of April, the average temperature in Dubai is 24 degrees.

It is by far the most pleasant time to visit Dubai.

There will be rain during the winter, but the showers are brief, and Dubai receives rainfall only 25 days out of the year. 

The chances of having half a holiday rain in Dubai are slim to none!

The coolest months are January and February when the temperature does not rise above 26 degrees during the day and falls to an average of 14 degrees at night.

The wind can provide a lower feeling temperature during the winter months. Even with the wind, visiting Dubai during winter is still pleasant.

Escape the winter blues and indulge in the warmth of Dubai’s sun-kissed beaches, luxurious shopping and adventure-packed activities. Buy your ticket now!

Rainfall in Dubai

Rainfall in Dubai
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Whoever thinks of Dubai does not think of rain because it barely rains in the desert. 

Even in Dubai, however, a rain shower may make you retrieve an umbrella from the closet. There is little chance of rain during the summer months (mid-May to the end of October).

But it may rain during winter (November to the beginning of April). 

These are usually brief showers lasting at least fifteen minutes to an hour.

As this is an average year with significantly more rainfall from the air, the average annual rainfall is 89 to 95 mm. 

Sometimes it even rains above 200 mm, which is unusual for a desert country. 

In Dubai, rain falls on average 25 days per year, with at least 0.1 mm falling daily. 

A negative trend is that flooding in Dubai has increased significantly in recent years due primarily to climate change. 

Since Dubai’s infrastructure cannot take heavy rainfall, a heavy rainstorm quickly blocks tunnels and roads, thus causing major inconvenience. 

In Dubai, the likelihood of hail is very low; hail falls from the sky only once every two years. 

Due to the high temperatures during the winter months, natural snow is impossible.

Those looking for snow fun in Dubai should head to Ski Dubai, in the Mall of the Emirates.

Embrace the unexpected and enjoy Dubai’s rainy season with ease by securing your ticket now. Don’t let a little rain dampen your adventure!

Humidity in Dubai

The average humidity in Dubai is between 82 and 92 percent, while the lowest is between 25 and 45 percent. 

The highest air humidity is in winter, while the lowest is in May.

Why does Dubai become so humid during winter?

During the winter months, high humidity can be seen as a grey veil in the air. 

It is more visible at times and less visible at others. 

It’s also worth noting that Dubai can be very humid in the mornings; just after sunrise, the city sees fogs quickly dissipating as the temperature rises.

Weather in Dubai during New Year’s Eve

With a peak temperature of 23.5°C and a minimum of 20°C on December 31, 2023, Dubai promises a mild and agreeable New Year’s Eve climate. 

There’s no anticipation of rain, ensuring a dry celebration. 

Consider the pleasant weather conditions, and dress comfortably in attire suitable for your planned destinations.

Escape the humidity and soar high above the city with an unforgettable visit to the world-renowned Burj Khalifa – book your ticket now!

How common are sandstorms in Dubai?

How common are sandstorms in Dubai
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Sandstorms are common in the UAE, especially during summer and stormy weather like the transition from winter to spring when increasing temperatures cause strong winds.

Sun Rays In Dubai

The UV rays in Dubai are extremely high; even in the winter, the sun emits harmful rays. 

These rays are strongest from March to September and are 10 / 10+. 

So, in sunny weather, you should protect yourself from the sun and its UV rays.

Wear sunglasses and use high-factor sunscreen. Make sure to reapply it regularly.

Dubai Climate Table

MonthsAverage max. Temperature(℉)Average minus temperature(℉) Average No. of hours of sunshine (per day)Average No. of days of rainfall (per month)Average No. of mm precipitation(per month)Average sea temperature(℉)
January 75.259821671.6
February 7760.8832571.6
March 82.464.4832177
April91.469.8102780.6
May 100.477110087.8
June 10482.4110087.8
July 105.886100089.6
August105.887.8100089.6
September102.282.4100089.6
October 96.875.2100187.8
November87.86890384.2
December82.462.6821578.8

FAQs

What is the climate like in Dubai?

Dubai has a desert climate, which means it is generally hot and dry throughout the year, with low rainfall.

What is the average temperature in Dubai?

The average temperature in Dubai varies depending on the season. 

In summers (June to September), temperatures can reach up to 45°C (113°F), while in the winter months (December to February), temperatures can range from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F).

What is the best time of year to visit Dubai?

The best time to visit Dubai is generally between November and March, when temperatures are more moderate, and the weather is usually pleasant.

How can I purchase tickets for Dubai Frame on New Year’s Eve?

Tickets for Dubai Frame on New Year’s Eve can be purchased online. We recommend booking in advance to secure your spot for this amazing celebration.

Does it rain in Dubai?

Dubai is an arid city, and rainfall is rare, especially during summer. 

However, there may be occasional rain showers during the winter months.

What is the humidity like in Dubai?

Dubai can be quite humid, especially during the summer when humidity levels reach 90%. 

This can make the heat feel even more intense, so staying hydrated and taking breaks in air-conditioned spaces is essential.

Is it safe to visit Dubai during extreme weather conditions?

Dubai is generally well-prepared for extreme weather conditions, such as sandstorms or heavy rain. 

However, checking with local authorities and weather forecasts before venturing out during extreme weather conditions is always advisable.

What should I wear in Dubai during the summer months?

We recommend wearing loose-fitting, light-colored clothing made from breathable materials, such as cotton or linen, during the summer. 

Wearing sunscreen and a hat to protect yourself from the intense sun is also essential.

Can I swim in the sea in Dubai?

Yes, you can swim in the sea in Dubai. However, following local regulations and taking precautions during extreme weather conditions is important.

Featured Image: Arnaud Martinez / Getty Images

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