The best time to visit UAE is, quite expectedly, winter. December, January, and February see cooler climes with maximum temperatures hovering between 73.4°F (23°C) to 77°F (25°C) making it a very popular time for visitors to throng Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This is the time that many interesting events happen across the UAE, such as the popular Dubai Shopping Festival and National Day. Therefore, you expect malls and other popular attractions to be packed around this time.
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are good times to visit the UAE too. Spring sees maximum temperatures ranging from 82.4°F (28°C) to 93.2°F (34°C) with temperatures steadily rising as it gets closer to summer. During autumn, expect to find temperatures in the range of 94°F (34°C) to 102°F (39°C)
In the summer months of June, July, and August, temperatures can go as high as 115°F (46°C) – 122°F (50°C) with an average temperature of around 104°F (40°C).
If you want to be part of the colorful National Day celebrations that happen on December 1st and the weeks leading up to it, we suggest you book your trip well in advance.
If you are looking to experience the UAE without the crowds as the winter season brings, we suggest you look at visiting the region during March or November. Temperatures are pleasant enough to make sightseeing easy and there is plenty happening during those months for you to get a real feel of the region.
However, if you want to be part of the colorful National Day celebrations that happen on December 1st and the weeks leading up to it, we suggest you book your trip well in advance. Hotels get filled up rather quickly so deciding your UAE itinerary six months to a year in advance, is advisable.
A shawl or cardigan will also come in handy when you are out and about in the metro or walking through souks and older parts of town and wish to cover up.
While many areas in the UAE are quite westernized, the country is, nonetheless, a conservative one. Therefore, it’s a good idea to dress modestly while you are out and about. For women, it is best to wear clothes that cover your knees and shoulders. Likewise, men should avoid wearing shorts that are shorter than knee-level.
However, these forms of dress aren’t the rule everywhere. For example, conventional beachwear such as bikinis, is perfectly acceptable provided they aren’t worn publicly elsewhere. Indeed, some travelers have been fined or even arrested for wearing beachwear in places such as shopping malls!
Bear in mind that dressing codes are slightly different in Sharjah and Ajman, which are both part of the UAE. Dressing rules are stricter with and women are expected to cover their upper arms and shoulders. Shorts are a complete no-no for men in these parts of the country.
Carry a shawl, light cardigan or jacket while traveling in the UAE. Evenings can get chilly, especially in winter and some spring and autumn months. A shawl or cardigan will also come in handy when you are in the metro or walking through souks and older parts of town.
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