Dubai, United Arab Emirates: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates? If you're planning to go to Dubai, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

What to wear/what to pack for Dubai, United Arab Emirates by month

January

January here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

February

February for Dubai is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

March

March is warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

April

If you visit Dubai during April, you are likely to find that it is really hot and dry with little rain. 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 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

May

May here can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops

June

Traveling to Dubai in June, you will notice that it is a scorcher, 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:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

If you are traveling to Dubai in July, you will notice that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sarong
  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Extremely light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light skirts

August

If you vacation in Dubai during August, you are likely to find that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 80s F (low 30s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sarong
  • Light skirts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sunglasses

September

If you visit Dubai during September, you are likely to find that it is sweltering, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

October

If you are traveling to Dubai in October, you will notice that it is sizzling, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

If you visit Dubai during November, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

December

Traveling to Dubai in December, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dubai, 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 Dubai
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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