UAE weather averages

Going to the UAE? Find the best month to visit the UAE based on the weather.

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Check the UAE weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2018/2019. Today's maximum temperature in the UAE is expected to be 33°C, while the average maximum temperature in October is 36°C. The holiday weather guide shown above is for Dubai.

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UAE weather averages: best month

UAE Best month Averages
Warmest July & August 41°C
Sunniest May & June 11 hours per day
Least rain May, June, July, August, September, October & November 0 days
Warmest sea July, August & September 33°C

UAE climate guide

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United Arab Emirates weather overview

The seven Sheikdoms which comprise the United Arab Emirates lie on the southern coastline of the Arabian Gulf. Much of the UAE consists of barren, rocky desert and unless you would enjoy living in a sauna, you should avoid visiting between mid- May and September. At this time, the fierce sun is at its most unforgiving and there is a serious risk of heatstroke for the unwary, particularly on the coast.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates © Hugo Neto

During the rest of the year, a visit to the UAE can be a great pleasure: from mid-October to April, the climate is warm and sunny with sparse and sporadic rainfall.

What to pack for United Arab Emirates weather

Take light clothes, whatever the time of year, and warmer wraps to combat the winter weather, summer air-conditioning and evenings in the inland desert which can grow chilly.

Tropical storm risk: UAE, United Arab Emirates cyclone season

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The UAE, United Arab Emirates tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates.

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UAE weather averages by month

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

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Compare UAE weather with the USA

Below the UAE weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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