Summary

Synonymous with wealth and opulence, Dubai gives new meaning to ultimate luxury. The desert landscape is transformed into a cosmopolitan skyline of impossible architecture housing world-class shopping, indoor ski slopes, and mind-blowing aquariums. Nearby Jumeirah Beach is home to some of the world's most indulgent hotels and for those in search of adventure, the desert dunes and wadis are your playgrounds.

Experiences

  • Speed across the desert in a Dune Buggy
  • Snowboard in 40 degrees heat at Ski Dubai
  • Explore and barter at the traditional souks in Dubai Creek
  • View the top of the world at Burj Khalifa
  • Feast at the world’s first 7star hotel, the Burj Al Arab.

Seasons

Summer: April-October - This is super hot weather season in Dubai with highs of up to 40-degree Celsius. Though there is very little rainfall during this period, the humidity levels are quite high at 90% and more. 

Winter: November-March - This is the popular season for tourists to come and relax on the white sands and resorts along the Persian Gulf. January - March also is considered to be the rainy season in Dubai, however, the showers are few and short lived, and will be very welcome.

Best time to go

Visit Dubai between October to April for the best weather. Although you can expect the occasional shower, it is still mostly sunny, hot and fantastic weather for the beach.  This is the peak period for tourists so book at least three months in advance.  From May to September the temperatures are oppressively hot and the humidity can make outdoor activities uncomfortable.

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