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Dubai

A sprawling city that soars towards – and sometimes beyond – the clouds, the ever-evolving metropolis of Dubai entices with its striking blend of Arabian tradition and contemporary world-class facilities.

With a distinctive skyline dominated by a multitude of vast, modern skyscrapers – including the tallest building of them all, the 830m Burj Khalifa, Dubai has become an icon of the modern generation, from the spectacular Palm Jumeirah that blossoms across the Arabian Sea, to the mammoth shoppers’ paradise that is Dubai Mall, to the thrilling water parks at Wild Wadi and Aquaventure.

A showcase of divine luxury, Dubai holidays offer a multitude of stunning hotels and resorts, stunning souks of gold and countless smooth, white beaches that will indulge your senses, making it the ideal holiday destination on its own or for those stopping over en route to another destination.

 

What you’ll love most about Dubai

  • Experience Dubai’s iconic skyline dominated by skyscrapers like the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. Marvel at the architectural wonders as you explore Downtown Dubai and the Dubai Marina
  • Indulge in a shopping spree at Dubai’s extravagant malls, including the Dubai Mall and the Mall of the Emirates. Discover luxury brands, entertainment complexes, and indoor attractions like the Dubai Aquarium and Ski Dubai
  • Venture into the Arabian Desert for thrilling desert safaris. Enjoy dune bashing, camel rides, sandboarding, and traditional Bedouin-style dining under the stars, offering a glimpse into Dubai’s desert heritage
  • Immerse yourself in Emirati culture at the Dubai Creek and Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. Explore traditional souks like the Gold Souk and Spice Souk, and visit cultural landmarks like the Dubai Museum and Jumeirah Mosque
  • Delight your palate with a diverse culinary scene in Dubai, offering everything from Michelin-starred fine dining to street food delights. Experience global cuisines and innovative gastronomic experiences at Dubai’s top restaurants and eateries
  • Enjoy world-class entertainment options in Dubai, from thrilling theme parks like IMG Worlds of Adventure and Dubai Parks and Resorts to spectacular shows like La Perle by Dragone and the Dubai Fountain. Experience the vibrant nightlife at trendy bars, clubs, and lounges across the city
  • View from Ain Dubai, Bluewaters Island - Dubai Tourism

  • Enjoying Arabian coffee at a Bedouin camp - Dubai Tourism

  • Madinat Jumeirah - Dubai Tourism

  • Burj Al Arab view - Dubai Tourism

  • Love Lakes, Al Qudra - Dubai Tourism

  • View at the top, Burj Khalifa - Dubai Tourism

  • Textiles souk in Old Dubai - Dubai Tourism

  • Drone beach view - Dubai Tourism

  • Hiking the Hatta Mountains - Dubai Tourism

  • Sand dune desert safari - Dubai Tourism

  • Ain Dubai Bluewaters Island - Dubai Tourism

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 23℃
  • 24℃
  • 27℃
  • 32℃
  • 37℃
  • 38℃
  • 40℃
  • 41℃
  • 38℃
  • 35℃
  • 31℃
  • 26℃
  • 6
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
  • 4

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

A great time to visit with temperatures warm in comparison to the UK but very comfortable for the region.

Over 2m visitors flock to Dubai for a month long shopping festival in January which includes concerts, children’s entertainment and firework shows.

February

A great time to visit with temperatures warm in comparison to the UK but very comfortable for the region. A slight increase in the chances of rainfall but still very rare.

Music lovers can enjoy the Dubai Jazz festival.

If you love your sport, both the Dubai Desert Classic (Golf) and Dubai Tennis Championships is held this month.

March

Beginning of the shoulder season before the temperature begins to heat up so a great time to visit to get some pre-summer sunshine.

Art Dubai is the Middle Easts’ leading international art fair held in March.

The Dubai World Cup is the richest horse race in the world bringing some of the top equine thoroughbreds from around the globe to race under lights.

Those that love food can enjoy Taste of Dubai held at Media City. Some of the worlds best chefs will prepare food, give tips and presentations.

April

If you enjoy the heat but still have your limits, this could be the one of the best times of the year. Temperatures could get up to mid-30s but nothing like what’s to follow.

May

It’s starting to get really hot now. If you’re travelling this time of year make sure you’re booking hotels with good air conditioning.

June

If you don’t like extreme heat it could be best to avoid this time of year. Not only can you expect stifling heat, the humidity is quite high too making it unbearable for some from the UK not used to these conditions.

July

If you don’t like extreme heat it could be best to avoid this time of year. Not only can you expect stifling heat, the humidity is quite high too making it unbearable for some from the UK not used to these conditions.

August

If you don’t like extreme heat it could be best to avoid this time of year. Not only can you expect stifling heat, the humidity is quite high too making it unbearable for some from the UK not used to these conditions.

September

If you don’t like extreme heat it could be best to avoid this time of year. Not only can you expect stifling heat, the humidity is quite high too making it unbearable for some from the UK not used to these conditions.

October

Humidity will drop from the extremes of summer but is still quite high when comparing to the UK. Thankfully the extreme heat will begin to drop to more acceptable levels and the water is a perfect temperature. The shoulder season before tourists begin to flood back so you may be able to get yourself a bargain.

November

The start of the peak season but there may be still the odd deal around if you look around.

A great time to visit with perfectly comfortable sunny conditions and very low rainfall.

The Dubai Rugby 7’s is a tournament played in November/December and is known to be a lively party atmosphere for those who want to enjoy some elite rugby union action.

December

Peak season is in full swing now with tourists escaping colder climates for the perfect winter conditions of Dubai where temperatures get up to early 20’s.

Celebrated on the 2nd of December each year, Dubai’s national day festival is an annual day of celebration to commemorate the Emirates’ independence from Great Britain with special events held around the city.

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4* LEGOLAND® Hotel, Dubai

LEGOLAND® Hotel, Dubai, is the starting point for a family adventure like no other, packed full of LEGO awesomeness with touches the whole family will enjoy. Step into the LEGOLAND® Hotel, Dubai just a short stroll away from both the Theme Park and the Water Park, as your adventure continues with LEGO themed in-room treasure hunts, dinner at the themed Bricks Family Restaurant and non-stop play with LEGO themed entertainment and activities.

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5* Hilton Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Take in the breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf & glittering Dubai Marina skyline from it’s private beach or the comfort of your room. Located on Palm West Beach on the exclusive Palm Jumeirah, this luxury beachfront resort boasts ten on-site food & drink venues, a private beach, spa, ocean-view pool, and much more.

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5* Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai

This lifestyle boutique hotel caters to the modern traveller, who wants to be immersed into what’s hot, fresh and exciting. Located at La Mer, you are steps away from pristine beaches, electric shopping and vibrant nightlife. Let Hyatt Centric Jumeirah be the perfect launchpad to connect you to the heart of Dubai.

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5* Hyde Hotel Dubai

Hyde Hotel Dubai provides a sanctuary, a hideaway destination for those in-the-know, presenting a new kind of bespoke hospitality.
Intuitively dialled into their guests’ interests, needs and aspirations, Hyde celebrates the true spirit of discovery and the adventure of human connection. Authentically personal and captivating iconic moments, Hyde is much more than a brand – it is a state of mind.

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5* JA Beach Hotel, Dubai

The original heritage hotel at the heart of the action features 235 rooms and suites all with a private balcony or terrace overlooking the Gulf shores, with a private marina and lush hotel gardens. This 5 Star property is ideal for all travellers no matter how big or small and surely guaranteed for the perfect getaway.

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5* JA Lake View Hotel, Dubai

Design-driven property dedicated to sustainability and consisting of 348 rooms and suites with 8 different room categories suitable for families and superb views of the resort 9-hole championship golf course. Featuring 3 outdoor temperature-controlled refreshing swimming pools & 4 dining experiences to explore.

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5* JA Palm Tree Court, Dubai

Offering exceptional family-friendly accommodation in a luxury environment, the exclusive beach villa suites in a Mediterranean style summer house are set along the glistening Gulf shores. The hotel’s 212 spacious suites are steps away from the sea. For unparalleled comfort, choose a stay in The Residence villas to enjoy the most exclusive beachfront suites and complimentary benefits.

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5* One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai

Stay in abundant space, luxurious rooms and suites, nine exceptional restaurants, and tasteful, Arabesque architecture at One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai. Situated in more than 26 hectares of pristine gardens, soothing fountains and architectural Arabic features, meandering pathways lead down to their one-kilometer sweep of famous Jumeirah Beach.

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5* One&Only The Palm, Dubai

Experience complete seclusion at one of the Palm Island’s most exclusive resorts. Take in the breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai’s soaring skyline from your private beach with waves lapping the soft white sand. Step aboard the One&Only boat and immerse yourself in the bustling cosmopolitan city of Dubai, just minutes away.

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