We are often asked when the best time is to take a holiday to Dubai. Whilst Dubai is a year-round holiday destination with plenty of sunshine, there are some seasonal differences, particularly when it comes to daytime temperatures and prices. Dubai has so much to offer couples, families and groups of friends travelling together. Whether you are visiting for relaxation, adventure, shopping or stopping over as part of a two-centre or multi-centre holiday here’s what to expect in each season.
Dubai Holidays in Winter (November to February)
Escape the cold, damp and dark nights of the UK and head to Dubai during our winter months. From November to February is one of the best times to travel to Dubai. The daytime temperatures at this time are on average 25 degrees Celsius, making it pleasant for time on the beach and exploring the desert. Dubai’s shopping festival starts on 5th December 2022 and runs through to 29th January 2023, so plenty of time to pick up a bargain. As this is the most popular time to travel to Dubai, early booking is essential to secure your preferred flights and accommodation choice, particularly if you wish to travel over Christmas or February half term.
Dubai Holidays in Spring (March to May)
In spring, the temperatures are pleasant during the day and evening making it ideal if you are seeking beach relaxation or you want time to wander through the souks. It’s a good destination for Easter and May half term holidays. Based on the Islamic calendar, Ramadan dates vary year on year. Ramadan in 2023 is expected to start on 22nd March and run through to 21st April. During Ramadan, visitors are required to respect religious customs, should dress modestly, and avoid eating and drinking in public places during daylight. For further information on travelling to Dubai during Ramadan please see our travel tips. The annual Dubai Food Festival is normally held in May.
Dubai Holidays in Summer (June to August)
Whilst temperatures in Dubai are at their hottest during these months(around 40 degrees Celsius) and humidity is high, summer can still be a good time to take a holiday to Dubai. Most people travelling at this time are happy to stay around their air-conditioned hotel and make the most of the swimming pools, so this is a great time to take advantage of Dubai's all-inclusive holidays. In order to attract visitors during summer, Dubai has created ‘Summer Surprises’ – an annual shopping extravaganza running from July to September in the vast air-conditioned shopping malls. It’s also one of the best times for securing a cheap holiday to Dubai with a lot of special offers particularly if you are taking a family summer holiday. As it’s quieter at this time too, you’ll often find lots of great deals on at restaurants and attractions.
Dubai Holidays in Autumn (September to October)
The hot summer temperatures start to fall from September. As Dubai is a popular family holiday destination, October half term may be a good time to get some warm sunshine before the British winter months set in. During this time some hotels offer kids go free special offers. If you are planning a two-centre or multi-centre, then it’s worth checking the weather in your second destination. Whilst it’s coming to the end of the wet season in the Maldives the diving is good in the Seychelles at this time of year.
Whenever you decide to travel, if you need any further information on our holidays to Dubai or which destinations to combine then do get in touch with our Dubai experts. They can guide you as to the best time to travel to Dubai and update you on our very latest special offers for the time of year you wish to travel.