Dubai, with its year-round sunshine, action-packed activities, and captivating attractions, offers something for everyone, no matter the season. To help you get a better idea of what to expect, check out the guide below.
While you won’t find snow in Dubai during its “winter” season (November to March), you can look forward to pleasant and mild temperatures ranging from 25°C to 15°C with it getting cooler at night. Those based at centrally located properties like Anantara Downtown Dubai Hotel can easily enjoy the best of this destination from sightseeing and shopping to desert escapades. There are also grand festivities for Christmas and the New Year, though remember to book ahead since this is the peak period for tourism.
Spring, from April to May, is another great period to visit this cosmopolitan destination since temperatures won’t still be too high while the crowds will be relatively less as well. It’s the perfect time to visit key attractions, try water sports, spend time at the beach and dine at an Arabic restaurant; Dubai also generally hosts its popular food festival during this time, an ideal event for foodies to savour culinary creations from around the world.
As you can imagine, the summer period from June to September sees temperatures soar, sometimes reaching 45°C during the day, with high humidity as well. That said, you still have plenty to do including visiting museums, shopping at malls, and exploring indoor attractions which provide plenty of air-conditioned comfort. During this time, one can attend events such as the popular Dubai Summer Surprises, while accommodation rates and tourists will be less too.
October to November is the fall season which is an ideal period to visit Dubai as well. The high temperatures of summer begin to slowly come down and you can expect relatively cooler climes, though with fewer crowds since it’s before the usual winter holidays. It’s thus a great time to engage in outdoor adventures from desert exploration to hot air balloon rides as well as to visit attractions like the Dubai Miracle Garden which usually reopens during this time.