UAE climate guide: monthly weather averages

The UAE climate guides are perfect for planning your holiday. Monthly weather averages give the best indication of what the weather is usually like for every month of the year including figures for temperature, rainfall and sunshine. The climate guide shown below is for Dubai.

Temperature in UAE (°C)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
Min temperature (night-time)
Sea temperature

Sunshine & Daylight in UAE

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight

Rainfall in UAE

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
Average monthly rainfall (mm)

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  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
Heat & Humidity

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

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United Arab Emirates climate overview

The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven sheikhdoms on the southern coast of the Persian Gulf between Saudi Arabia and Oman. Created in 1971 from what were the Trucial States under British rule, the UAE now boasts an affluent petro-economy, which has been diversifying into tourism.

The Arabian Gulf coast is blessed with white sand and warm sea. An increasing number of luxury hotels offer carefully manicured beaches with palm trees but plenty of wilder, deserted shoreline still exists. All the major cities lie along the coast, which is dry, sunny, and hot during the summer with high humidity making it feel oppressive. Winters are warm or hot with occasional showers between November and March. Due to the thick haze that plagues the coast, blue skies can often appear white.

Further inland the sparse scrub vegetation gives way to undulating dunes of yellow sand that becomes orange and eventually red at the heart of the Empty Quarter bordering Saudi Arabia. The desert here is very accessible with a tarmac road cutting a swathe through even the highest and most impressive dunes, found towards Liwa. The desert is sunny and very hot by day but cool at night, even cold during winter nights. Rainfall is non-existent in summer, and quite rare in winter.

In the East the Hajar Mountains run down the coast towards Oman, a barren and desolate backdrop, which supports little or no vegetation despite frequent afternoon summer showers. Their imposing bleakness is spectacular in itself.

Dubai has become the glitzy tourist hub of the Middle East with a proliferation of futuristic buildings making for a unique and bizarre skyline.

UAE climate by month

Check UAE climate for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly climate guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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