The best times to visit Abu Dhabi for ideal weather are
November 26th to March 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Abu Dhabi Travel Guide
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Weather in Abu Dhabi
Average temperatures in Abu Dhabi vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 53rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Abu Dhabi, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 109.9°F (43.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 90°F (32.2°C) at night.
Abu Dhabi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Abu Dhabi Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Abu Dhabi Perceived Temperature (F)
Abu Dhabi Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Abu Dhabi Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Abu Dhabi are February, September, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late August with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of August 20th.
When can you find snow in Abu Dhabi? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Abu Dhabi.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Abu Dhabi (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Abu Dhabi has some comfortably humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (32.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (55.9%).
Wind in Abu Dhabi is usually calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and June. February’s average wind speed of around 7.2 knots (8.3 MPH or 13.4 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 13.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Abu Dhabi.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||5.8||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.1||Gentle breeze||12.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||6.5||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|May||6.5||Light breeze||12.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6.9||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.5||Light breeze||12.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.8||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.2||Light breeze||12||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.7||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.7||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Abu Dhabi?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for the United Arab Emirates; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 03, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates is January, followed by December and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Abu Dhabi in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Abu Dhabi Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 106°F (41.1°C) and 81.8°F (27.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are extremely hot. These months see the most precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Abu Dhabi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 106.3°F (41.3°C) and 82.1°F (27.8°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Abu Dhabi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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