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The climate of Dubai: when to go to Dubai ?

Dubai has a desert and dry climate, characterized by scarce and irregular rains, and by high levels of temperature, humidity and sunlight. Summers are extremely hot, windy and humid. In particular, the high level of summer humidity makes Dubai’s climate particularly unpleasant at this time of year.

In the city of Dubai, the rains are very rare and occur during the winter months between December and March. The average annual rainfall in the city is around 100 mm. The climate in winter remains warm but it is milder and cooler. This is the time of year with the best climatic conditions, and the one most suitable for a visit to the city. Dubai has only 25 rainy days per year, while there are over 3,500 hours of sunshine per year.

In Dubai, the summer months, that is, from June to September, are very hot. In this period at midday the temperatures vary from 35 ° C to 42 ° C. During the summer, the night temperatures reach values between 26 ° C and 29 ° C. From December to March, the climate is much milder, with average maximum temperatures ranging from 24 ° C to 28 ° C. While the average minimum winter temperatures have values of 13 ° C at night.

The water temperature of the sea in front of Dubai ranges between 33 ° C in August and 21 ° C in the month of February.


The best time to visit the city of Dubai are the cooler months between November and April. Period when temperatures are mild and bearable.


DUBAI (16 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 14,3 23,9 9,5  5,4
February 15,5 25,4 34,8  4,7
March 17,7 28,4 33,0  5,8
April 21,0 33,0 7,5  2,6
May 25,1 37,7 1,4  0,3
June 27,3 39,5 0,0  0,0
July 30,0 40,9 0,1  0,5
August 30,4 41,3 0,0  0,5
September 27,7 38,9 0,0  0,1
October 24,1 35,4 0,0  0,2
November 20,1 30,6 5,1  1,3
December 16,3 26,2 15,5  3,8
YEAR 22,5 33,4 94,3  25,2
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 22
February 21
March 22
April 25
May 28
June 31
July 32
August 33
September 32
October 31
November 28
December 24

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