Seasons in Dubai
Dubai is one of the hottest holiday destinations in the world, with its sub-tropical climate spread across two lengthy seasons of summer and winter.
Summer starts in April and lasts until October, bringing extreme warm and humidity to the city.
April sees the average high temperature rise to 32.9°C, while throughout June to October the temperature regularly crosses 40°C, with some tourists often looking for excursions that can limit the strain of the heat.
Between May and early July sandstorms can hit the city, although rainfall, despite being quite irregular in Dubai, is mainly prevalent during the cooler months.
Throughout November and December, Dubai experiences an autumn of sorts when the rainfall vastly increases. This is massively enhanced come January and February, which are the wettest months of the year.
The temperature still remains in the mid-20s throughout these months, with the rain often proving a nice respite from the blistering heat for some tourists.
Winter in Dubai occurs between January and March, where the highest temperature can still reach 30°C, although the minimum temperature drops down to around 15°C.
Rainfall is a feature of winter, but Dubai still witnesses the sun for more than eight hours a day, with winter a popular choice for visitors to enter Dubai.