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When’s the best time to visit Dubai

by Travelbag on 25 September 2015, 09:09AM

Dubai is one of the most stunning modern cities in the world, so it’s no wonder it’s the destination of choice for millions of tourists every year. It offers luxury shopping malls, spectacular buildings and beautiful beaches, what more could you want from a holiday destination?


Visiting at peak times


If you’d like to experience Dubai for yourself then you may be wondering when would be the best time to visit. Most tourists visit Dubai from October to April when temperatures range from around 25°C to 35°C.  This is Dubai’s rainy season so you should expect the odd shortlived and light shower but for the majority of the time you’ll enjoy uninterrupted sunshine.

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Dubai is so extravagant that it’s like no other place on earth. It’s a vibrant city, with plenty of activities and events to keep you entertained if you visit peak-season. You can enjoy waterskiing and scuba diving, or perhaps a round of golf on one of the many golf courses. If you prefer to indulge in a bit of retail therapy,  you’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of malls, designer boutiques and markets available.


You’ll be blown away by the size and scale of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, but it isn’t the only impressive skyscraper you’ll see during your visit. The architecture in Dubai is unbelievable and there are some wonderful art galleries and museums to visit, such as the Green Art Gallery, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House and Heritage House.

Visiting out-of-season

If you’d prefer to visit when the beaches are less packed, you could opt to visit out-of-season, from May to September. This is when temperatures rocket to a sweltering 40°C, with humidity levels at 90% or higher. With temperatures this high, it’s no surprise that the majority of tourists stay away, as pretty much any outdoor activity is out of the question. If you do visit during this time, you’ll probably have to spend most of your time in the shade or in air-conditioned buildings, as the heat can be pretty unbearable and you won’t want to suffer from heat stroke.

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However, this gives you an advantage as holidaying in Dubai out-of-season means that you’ll probably find your hotel room is slightly cheaper than it would be if you stayed from October to April. There won’t be many special events taking place, but this mightn’t be something that overly concerns you. Music fans can still enjoy Dubai Music week which takes place at the end of September and there’s also the Dubai Desert Road Run (10K and 3K) to look forward to.


If you’re planning on visiting during the holy month of Ramadan, do note that eating and drinking in public is forbidden during daylight hours. Ramadan is expected to start on the 6th June and finish on the 5th July in 2016. f you stay in a large hotel during Ramadan, you may still be able to eat and drink in designated areas. But it’s worth checking this before you go, so you don’t cause offense by asking for food and drink when you shouldn’t be. Supermarkets will still be open, so you can buy food and drink, but you must consume it in the privacy of your hotel room.


Some attractions may be closed or have reduced opening hours, but there are still interesting places you can explore. When you’re out and about, you’ll just have to remember to be quieter than you usually would.


After sunset each night, roughly 7pm, you’ll be able to experience the wonderful feasts that break the fasts. You’ll be blown-away by the array of dishes available in your hotel and be able to join the celebrations. If you fancy eating late (or early depending on how you look at it) you can enjoy Suhoor, which is the pre-dawn feast, normally served between 1am and 4am.


Once Ramadan ends, it’s time for Eid al Fitr, the ‘festival of breaking of the fast’. This is a great time to visit Dubai, as there are lots of performances and celebrations. Emaritis enjoy a two or three day public holiday which means the mood in Dubai is electric because there are so many people in the city.

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Booking your holiday

Whether you decide to visit in peak season or out-of-season, you’ll have an amazing time in Dubai. It really is a place that can be enjoyed all year round.


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