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A Trip to Dubai is Worth Any Season – Dubai 2024

14 Apr 2024

Right from luxury to adventure, Dubai is such a tourist destination that has loads to offer to any type of tourist. The leisure and the enthralling adventure that the city provides to all its travellers reconceptualize the actual concept of tourism.

Although the peak tourist season is from November to March wherein you get to experience cultural events with the weather being pleasant but in case if you are on a tight budget and can bear the Dubai heat, you can also travel during summer when the temperature exceed to even 40°C.

Let us now look at how Dubai has great things to offer every month from January to December:

  • January: Starting with the most popular month to travel as the weather is pleasant with 19° average temperature, the city is most crowded and expensive as the cool breeze welcomes tourists from all around the world.

Some of the Main Events happening in January are:

  • The Dubai Shopping Festival
  • The Dubai International Film Festival
  • The Dubai Marathon
  • The Dubai World Cup Carnival

But for tourist who are on a strict budget, this month is the most expensive time to visit as due to the pleasant weather, tourism is high leading to expensive flight tickets and increased hotel rates.

  • February: With average temperatures of 20°C and the weather being similar to that in January, February is also a peak season for tourist.

 Some of the Main Events happening in January are:

  • Dubai Jazz Festival
  • The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
  •  The Dubai Food Festival wherein hotels offer Valentine’s Day romantic deals.

In this month, along with various outdoor activities, tourists can also explore various musical and cultural events happening across the city.

  • March: As spring begins and March temperatures get warmer reaching 23°C, tourism is relatively high because travellers are still visiting the city before it welcomes summer season.

Some of the Major March events held in the city are :

  • The Dubai International Boat Show
  • The Dubai Art Week featuring galleries and exhibitions
  • The prestigious Dubai World Cup horse race.

All the tourists who are comfortable with the increased heat and humidity are free to indulge in outdoor activities and can experience spring vibes at parks and gardens before summer blooms in completely.

  • April: As Dubai enters the summer season, the heat and humidity increases and the average temperature is 26°C. The temperatures are not extreme yet and tourists can indulge in outdoor activities such as swimming, wandering around the beaches, strolling in the parks, etc.

Some Main April events in the city are:

  • The Dubai Fashion Week show-casing designer trends.
  • Middle East Film and Comic Con for entertainment lovers
  • The Dubai Comedy Festival
  • Al Marmoom Heritage Festival celebrating Emirati traditions.

As April comes to an end it is hot in the afternoon so tourists are suggested to indulge in outdoor activities in the morning and evening. Moreover, indoor activities have air conditioning.

Another major advantage of visiting Dubai in April on UAE tourist visa is that Eid Al Fitr will be celebrated in this month, so tourists get a chance to celebrate this auspicious festival with friends and family by indulging in various activities such as live entertainment, firework displays all around the city, traditional feasts, etc.

  • May:  This month is the start of Dubai’s off-season as humidity is extremely high because of the temperature which is 31°C and even reaches to a maximum of 38°C and the nights are warm with a minimum temperature of approximately 27C.

Some Activities that Tourists can indulge in May are:

  • The Dubai Garden Glow Show
  • Attend the Dolphin show (The month of May is known as Dubai Dolphin Month.
  • Explore the Ripe Market
  • Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

Tourists on a tight budget can visit UAE during this month, indulging in indoor activities  and enjoy the perks of different types of UAE visit visa without spending too much.

  • June: With average temperatures of 33°C, humidity is extremely high which makes Dubai hot in the month of June.

Tourists are suggested to indulge more in indoor activities and to places which are completely air-conditioned like Ski Dubai or the local museums as the Dubai heat makes outdoor activities impossible during the day.

During this month, Eid al-Adha which is also known as the “Feast of Sacrifice, is also celebrated across the world.

Some of the Main events that will take place during the ocassion of Eid al-Adha are:

  • In order to celebrate Eid al-Adha, Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi will host fireworks display starting at 9 PM from the Yas Bay waterfront.

There will be fireworks display in the following places as well:

  • Abu Dhabi’s Corniche
  • The most famous stadium in Al Ain, Hazza bin Zayed Stadium
  • Al Maryah Island
  • Madinat Zayed in Al Dhafra.

Apart from all this, there are many other events held in the city during Eid al-Adha such as various discounts in Dubai water parks, Dubai aquarium and under water zoo, etc.

  • July: In the month of July, the average temperature rises to 35°C, making July the most hottest and humid month in the city and because of such extreme temperature all outdoor activities become unbearable. During this time, tourist can explore many other indoor activities in the city such as shopping malls, museum, art galleries, movie theaters, health & beauty spas, etc.
  • August: The climate is similar to what it is in July. In fact, the heat is more intense as the average temperature is 36°C increasing the humidity.

Similarly, in this month also it is suggested to opt for indoor activities during the as outdoor sightseeing activities can leave you dehydrated. 

  • September: As Dubai enters autumn, there is a reduction in the humidity although the temperatures is 33°C.

Moreover, in September, the average temperature of the water is 32°C which makes it ideal for swimming  and exploring other water sports.

Some Cultural Events that Tourists can indulge in September are:

  • The Dubai International Dance Festival
  • The Dubai Music Week.
  • Saudi National Day is also celebrated in Dubai with great enthusiasm displaying gold and green fireworks sparkling in the night sky along with the fountains dancing in rhythm to the music.
  • October: It is the month of peak tourism in Dubai as temperature decreases to an average of 29°C with lower humidity making it ideal for outdoor activities such as beach trips, desert safaris, water sports, golfing, family picnics, outdoor music concerts, etc.

Some of the Major Events are:

  • The Dubai Fitness Challenge
  • GITEX Technology Week.
  • Explore Dhow Cruise Dubai
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure

October gives you a chance to experience the best of Dubai with ideal beach weather, world-class shopping and enthralling outdoor excursions.

  • November: With ideal temperatures for sightseeing and outdoor activities, this month is warm and sunny and pleasant even in the afternoon.

With lots of festivals, tourism is at its peak, adventure lovers can explore desert landscapes, beaches, waterparks, golf courses, other outdoor activities, etc.

People who are history lovers can have a great time to explore Emirati culture.

Some Major Activities to Explore in November are:

  • The Dubai Shopping Festival.
  • The Dubai International Film Festival
  • The Dubai World Cup horse racing.
  • The lively Dubai Rugby Sevens

So, this month is the beginning of the most famous Dubai shopping festival which is always on the list of the tourists who are shopping freaks.

  • December: Dubai in December is one of the most festive month, as the average temperature is of 21°C, making it pleasant and comfortable for outdoor exploration. It is not too sunny as the skies are clear,

In December, Dubai hosts lavish Christmas and New Year celebrations which includes elaborate fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve along the Burj Khalifa and other iconic landmarks.

Some Major Events to look forward to during this month are:

  • Dubai’s National day is celebrated in this month because of which you get to explore the rich history of this beautiful city as they celebrate it on a larger scale.
  • The Dubai Winter Festival wherein tourists can explore fun carnival rides and games, avail best shopping bargains and enjoy entertainment shows amid decorative holiday lights.
  • Attend a live performance at Dubai Opera.
  • Explore the city’s history in the Al Fahidi Fort.

With cultural sites, restaurants and events are on full swing in this month, it is often referred to as the annual tourist season.

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