Dubai Weather & Climate

Dubai has the benefit of a dry subtropical climate. It is located in the northern desert belt. Sun worshippers would enjoy living here as it experiences sunshine and blue skies all year round. In a typical day, the sun is up for 9 hours. Plants such as ferns, palms and citrus flourish here. Climate during summer months, between June and September, is hot. Temperatures can go up 45 degrees Celsius and higher during daytime. Night could be colder but not that cold. Humidity levels are very high. There are some accounts of rain fall in summer, but this is does not occur constantly. This change in the climate is a welcome one. It decreases the humidity experienced during this time of the year. It amounts to about only 13 centimeters in a year. Thatís how infrequent rain comes to Dubai.

The summer climate of Dubai is so hot even locals tend to take long summer vacations abroad. The sea temperature would soar to as high as 40 degrees Celsius. Swimming pools get warm as well. Pools at the hotels are cooled to be refreshing. This makes them favorite spots to go to in this climate. But people tend to spend indoors during this time of the year to escape the heat. Most buildings in Dubai have air conditioning systems. This is a big help in this part of the world. There not much tourists during this time of the year in Dubai. It spends tons of money on projects and infrastructure but money cannot change its climate.

As for the rest of the year, the climate is slightly moderate. Temperature goes to a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius in December and as high as 48 degrees Celsius in the months of summer. The average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius can be experienced in January.

The best time to go to Dubai is in winter. Dubaiís winter, which is usually around October until April, the climate is relatively warmer compared to winter in other parts of the world. During this time of the year, there are occasional rainfalls. This makes Dubai a destination for those wanting to escape the cold and freezing temperature. Dubai attracts tourist that comes from cold winter climate places. Europeans flock in here to enjoy the white sand beaches and gold courses. But mostly they go here for Dubaiís warm and hospitality.

Sometimes there are a few rare variations in Dubaiís climate. It experiences unusual occurrences of storms and fogs. The coastal plain in the East is in close proximity to the hilly region that causes rough and erratic wind. A sudden change of directions of the wind could cause a squall to occur that could bring in thunderstorms and sandstorms.

The Bedouin tribe believes that the changes in Dubaiís climate affect mortality. They have different names for the winds in the area. Al-Barih al-owd is the major stormy phase. Al-Barih al-sagheer is the minor one. Northwesterly winds that occur in May are called the Al-affar. Barih Thorayya is the one in June. And the one that happens towards the end of June is named Al-Dabaran.

The skies over Dubai are generally clear all year round. This makes it a popular destination for astronomers as well.
Although Dubaiís climate is hot, you still have to dress appropriately as to not insult the Muslim hosts. Ladies should refrain from wearing anything revealing. Swimwears are allowed only in the pools and beach area. Thongs are taboo. Being topless is also not allowed in Dubai. This is a rule for both men and women.

With Dubaiís climate, some tend to get heat stroke. Keep yourself hydrated all the time. When walking outside, bring a bottle of water with you always. Alcoholic drinks are available in Dubai but it is not advisable to drink it. Heat and alcohol is not a pleasant combination at all.