Best Time to Travel to Dubai

The best time to visit Dubai is winter – that is between November and March. Calling it winter is quite a loose term as the Dubai seasons are less Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, and more hot and hotter. The Dubai temperature during the cooler months ranges between 14 and 28 degrees Celsius. In the summer, or hottest season between May and September, averages sit up around 40 degrees. Dubai rainfall is minimal year round thanks to its desert location, which means blue skies and beautiful beach weather in the winter, but very high humidity during the middle of the year.


Dubai’s summer months are the opposite of those down under in Australia. June to August are the hottest and most humid months of the year with humidity sitting around 90 per cent or higher. Because temperatures hover around 40 degrees Celsius, it’s low season for tourism, but generally uncomfortably hot.

Don’t forget: It’s not advised to spend long periods of time outside so as to avoid heat stroke.


The autumn months are still very hot and humid in Dubai. While hotels begin to fill up again toward peak season, prices are still generally lower and crowds more scarce.

Don’t forget: Clothing made from light natural fibres to keep cool in the humidity


The best time to travel to Dubai is in winter, which also means it’s peak tourist season. Blue skies and perfect beach weather are the major drawcard, with temps sitting around mid to high 20s.

Don’t forget: A hat and sunscreen.


From January to March Dubai rainfall sees a spike as it’s the rainy season. Rainy season here, however, doesn’t mean much, so you can usually enjoy perfect weather, with a few short lived showers here and there.

Don’t forget: An umbrella or rain jacket.