Ar Rutba, Iraq: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Ar Rutba, Iraq? If you're planning to go to Ar Rutba, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Ar Rutba, Iraq

Based on the climate and weather in Ar Rutba, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Ar Rutba, Iraq by month

January

January in Ar Rutba is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

February

February for Ar Rutba is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

March

If you visit Ar Rutba during March, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear

April

Traveling to Ar Rutba in April, you will notice that it is warm and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

May

If you go to Ar Rutba in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

June

If you visit Ar Rutba during June, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses

July

If you go to Ar Rutba in July, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops

August

If you go to Ar Rutba in August, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

September

September in this region is a scorcher and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts

October

October in this region is hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

November

If you go to Ar Rutba in November, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

December

December in Ar Rutba can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ar Rutba, Iraq

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ar Rutba, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D and G
  • A SIM card that works in Ar Rutba
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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