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The weather guide for UAE shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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When is it hottest in the UAE?

The hottest time of year in Dubai, UAE is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 106°F with extreme heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in the UAE?

February is usually the wettest month in Dubai, UAE with 1.3 inches on average. In February there are normally 4 days with some rain.

When is it sunniest in the UAE?

The sunniest time of year in Dubai, UAE is normally November with bright sunshine on average for 86% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in the UAE?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Dubai, UAE in August when the water temperature reaches 91°F.

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Compare UAE weather with the USA

Below the UAE weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and the USA (Washington).

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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
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.

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