How Hot is Dubai?

Dubai brings year round sunshine with temperatures that are HOT HOT HOT. Summertime has highs of up to 50°C (122°F), while winters are always wonderfully warm. So if you’re a lover of everything sun, sea and sand, Dubai is the dream destination for you!

Temperature chart

January19°C
February 20°C
March23°C
April 26°C
May 32°C
June34°C
July35°C
August 36°C
September 31°C
October30°C
November26°C
December 21°C

Rainfall chart

January 10 mm6 days of rainfall
February 40 mm 4 days of rainfall
March10 mm6 days of rainfall
April10 mm 2 days of rainfall
May 10 mm
0 days of rainfall
June10 mm0 days of rainfall
July10 mm0 days of rainfall
August 10 mm0 days of rainfall
September10 mm0 days of rainfall
October10 mm0 days of rainfall
November 10 mm 1 day of rainfall
December 20 mm4 days of rainfall

January

January is probably the coolest month in Dubai to visit, although arguably still incredibly warm by U.K standards. The beginning of the year sees average temperatures sitting between 15 – 19°, you may also see a small bit of rain but don’t worry, it’s short lived, as there’s only 6 days of rain over the month. Yay!

Top 5 things to do:

  • Splash the cash at Dubai Shopping Festival
  • Practice your swing at Dubai Desert Classic Golf Competition
  • Watch NYE fireworks at Dubai Waterfront
  • Catch a horse race at Dubai World Cup Carnival

February

February is Dubai’s rainiest month but it doesn’t stick around for long – raining for roughly 4 days during the month. Temperatures during this time reach highs of 20°C – perfect for exploring the desert, while evenings are cooler.

Top 5 things to do:

  • Spoil someone you love with dinner at Mosphere inside the Burj Khalifa
  • Party the night away at Untold Festival
  • Pay a visit to Dubai’s Butterfly Garden
  • Embark on a dreamy desert safari
  • Seize the sights from the Burj Khalifa

March

March is the equivalent of the U.Ks summer, with sunny temperatures of 23°C and high humidity. There’s only 6 days of rainfall, so it’s an ideal time to lounge around at Dubai’s sun-kissed Jumeirah beach and top up your tan with a cocktail or two!

Top 5 things to do:

  • Support your favourite tennis stars at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Champs
  • Indulge in oysters at Dibba Bay Oyster Festival
  • Hangout with A-listers at Dubai’s International Boat Show
  • Treat your taste buds to food fest at Timeout Market

April

With only 2 days of rainfall, April starts to see some serious heat. Summer is on the horizon, where temperatures reach sunny highs of 26°C. Sea temperatures are also wonderfully warm – so why not make your way over to Kite Beach for a spot of kite surfing?!

Top 5 things to do:

  • Seize the snacks at Dubai Food Festival
  • Go skydiving over the Palm Jumeriah Island
  • Soak up some culture at Dubai Museum
  • Swirl down slides at Dubai Parks and Resorts
  • Admire decorative Ramadan light displays at Dubai’s magical Mosque’s

May

By May summer in Dubai has officially arrived. Pack your swimsuit and sunnies because temperatures climb to 32°C with 0 days of rainfall. From 9-1pm the sun is at its strongest, so make sure you seek some shade from the beating sun.

Top 5 things to do:

  • Go up up and away with a trip on The Dubai Balloon
  • Take a pic next to Dubai Frame
  • Seize the snow at Ski Dubai
  • Take a stroll down Ripe Market
  • Enjoy a late night Dhow Cruise along Dubai’s Waterfront

June

If you like your weather HOT, June hustles up high humidity, with temperatures reaching up to 34°C. Think 11 hours of sunshine a day and 0 days of rainfall. Make the most of the hot weather with a dip in the dazzling blue waters of the Persian Gulf.

Top 5 things to do:

  • Jet ski on Jumeriah Beach
  • Ride the Ain Dubai Wheel
  • Make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark
  • Enjoy a fun-filled night at Dubai Comedy Festival
  • Sip wine at The Wine Market Dubai

July

Prepare for a summer state of mind in July, where temperatures climb to a scorching 35°C. If you’re a fan of the heat, July doesn’t disappoint. Whether you want to swim in the sea or hit the beach, July brings beautiful weather for all to enjoy.

Top 5 things to do:

  • Explore Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
  • Marvel at Museum of the Future
  • Discover Dubai’s Green Planet Biodome
  • Live in the fast lane at Ferrari World
  • Soak up the sun at JBR Beach

August

August is the hottest month in the year in Dubai, where temperatures peak to 36°C. The extreme heat means one thing: eat, beach, sleep, repeat. The sea temp of 33°C is also super warm – so why not take a dip and soak up the summer sun?!

Top 5 things to do:

  • Underwater Yoga at Atlantis The Palm 
  • Admire the colourful water display at Dubai Fountain
  • Seize the sand at Jumeriah Public Beach
  • Adventure to Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Shop ’til you drop at Dubai Mall

September

Seize the September sun – yep, summer’s not over yet! With temperatures at 31°C, there’s still time to swim in the sea and catch a few last minute summer rays! Don’t miss the atmospheric fog, which usually appears in the morning and conjures up insane insta-worthy views.

Top 5 things to do:

  • Ride a wave at Kite Beach
  • Catch a performance at Dubai Opera
  • Visit Dubai Garden Glow
  • Admire Dubai Marina at night
  • Hunt for treasures at Gold Souk

October

With winter around the corner, October turns slightly cooler (but still extremely warm in our books!) Humidity is high, at 30°C – so if you’re feeling like celebrating Halloween in the sun, how about embarking on a spooktacular sunny escape to Dubai?!

Top 5 things to do:

  • Say hi to the animals at Dubai Safari Park
  • Embark on an adventure to Global Village
  • Indulge in a spooky themed brunch at one of Dubai’s five star hotels
  • Brave The Xline Dubai Marina Zipline
  • Seize the fun at IMG World of Adventure

November

November temperatures drop significantly at 26°C, making it a much more comfortable time to visit Dubai. Saying that, this month is peak season – so if you’re planning a visit in November, you’ll want to book your flights and accommodation ahead of time.

Top 5 things to do:

  • Visit Dubai Design Week
  • Get tickets for the Abu Dhabi F1 
  • Embark on an adventure to Yas Waterworld
  • Enjoy watching Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens
  • Marvel at The Jebel Jais Mountains

December

Winter is here (although not quite in Dubai). The warm weather remains, with highs of 21°C but nights get slightly cooler, so you’ll want to pack a light winter jacket, especially if you’re eager to embark on an evening desert adventure.

Top 5 things to do:

  • Discover Dubai International Film Festival
  • Watch a performance at The La Perle Show
  • Get into the Christmas spirit at Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market
  • Have Christmas in the desert with a safari feast
  • Christmas shopping at Mall of Emirates

When is the best time to go for weather?

Dubai is the ultimate place for sun seekers. Its desert climate means its warm all year long, with extremely hot summers and warm winters. The best temperatures can be found during May. This is the start of summer in Dubai, where temperatures hover at a warm 32°C .

With 0 days of rainfall, you’ll be able to swim in the sea and hit the beaches, while November offers the most comfortable temperatures for exploring, with highs of 26°C.