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Dubai – Best time to go

Best time to visit Dubai

Dubai experiences very hot and dry summers with temperatures reaching highs of 37–41°C from May to September. Many people visit the city from October to April to enjoy the cooler months and to take advantage of desert safaris. Rainfall is highest from January to March although they are generally very short showers.  

Best times to visit

Dry Season

Located in the Northern desert belt, Dubai has an arid subtropical climate with blue skies and sunshine all year round. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C, and in the hottest months of June to September, they can reach up to 40°C.  

Rainy Season

With Dubai’s dry desert climate, rainfall is irregular. When it does occur, it tends to be in the high season between December and March, helping to make temperatures more comfortable.  

Favourite Season

Our favourite time to visit Dubai is between November and April, when temperatures are more comfortable. At this time of year, you can enjoy dune safaris and city tours without being constantly on the lookout for shade and air conditioning.  

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Average weather in January

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
24ºC
8mm

Average weather in February

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
25ºC
3mm

Average weather in March

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
28ºC
5mm

Average weather in April

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
33ºC
1mm

Average weather in May

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
38ºC

Average weather in June

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
40ºC

Average weather in July

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
41ºC

Average weather in August

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
41ºC

Average weather in September

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
39ºC

Average weather in October

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
36ºC

Average weather in November

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
31ºC
2mm

Average weather in December

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Dubai
26ºC
8mm