The best times to visit the United Arab Emirates 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.
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Weather in the United Arab Emirates
Average temperatures in the United Arab Emirates 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 54th 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 the United Arab Emirates, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 108.6°F (42.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 88.3°F (31.3°C) at night.
the United Arab Emirates Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
the United Arab Emirates 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.
the United Arab Emirates Perceived Temperature (F)
the United Arab Emirates Perceived Temperature (C)
Average the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates are September, October, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.
When can you find snow in the United Arab Emirates? 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 the United Arab Emirates.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in the United Arab Emirates (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
the United Arab Emirates 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 (54.3%).
Wind in the United Arab Emirates is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and May. March’s average wind speed of around 7.6 knots (8.7 MPH or 14 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 mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in the United Arab Emirates.
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||6.2||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.4||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.6||Gentle breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.8||Light breeze||14.1||Significant breeze|
|May||7.3||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.9||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||7.1||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.3||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||5.7||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.9||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.2||Light breeze||11.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to the United Arab Emirates?
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 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 the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 104.7°F (40.4°C) and 81.9°F (27.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 moderate precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in the United Arab Emirates, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 105.8°F (41°C) and 82.7°F (28.2°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 the United Arab Emirates to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81.9°F (27.7°C) and 73.4°F (23°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.
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