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The weather guide for UAE (Dubai) 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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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.
What to pack for UAE 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.
Which is the hottest month in the UAE?
The hottest time of year in Dubai, UAE is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 41°C with extreme heat and humidity.
Does it ever rain in the UAE?
It never rains much in Dubai, UAE but February usually has the most rain with an average of 34mm. There are normally 4 days in February 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 33°C.
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