Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia? If you're planning to go to Dhahran, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Based on the climate and weather in Dhahran, the best time to go is November. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Dhahran, Saudi Arabia by month

January

If you visit Dhahran during January, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

February

Traveling to Dhahran in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear

March

If you vacation in Dhahran during March, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

April

If you visit Dhahran during April, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

May

If you vacation in Dhahran during May, you are likely to find that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Dhahran is sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light skirts
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sarong

July

If you visit Dhahran during July, you are likely to find that it is unbearably hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light skirts
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sarong

August

August for Dhahran is sweltering, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Light skirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sarong
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

September

Traveling to Dhahran in September, you will notice that it is scorchingly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Light skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sarong
  • Sandals
  • Thin tank or crop tops

October

October for Dhahran can be blisteringly hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Dhahran during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Dhahran during December, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Dhahran

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