Best Time to Visit UAE
An oasis in the desert: UAE and its many wonders
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Best Time To Visit United arab emirates
Plan your trip during best season to experience the best of this stunning destination
The peak tourist season is December through March; this is when tourist crowds flock to Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Although all of the UAE experiences a hot and arid weather almost all through the year, the temperature does go down during the winter months. The best time to visit UAE can be considered to be during the months of November to March, when the weather is neither too hot nor too humid, making it perfect for sightseeing and traveling. It can’t really be called winters since the temperature rarely drops below 12° C.
The shoulder seasons of spring and fall yield reasonable hotel prices and lower flight rates to the UAE. During the summer season and Ramadan month, it is not recommended to visit UAE due to a sweltering weather. Here is the complete season-wise look at the best time to visit UAE:
April-May (33 to 38 °C)
It is the hottest time of the year in the UAE. Dust storms are common and daytime temperatures soar well above 40 degrees. Being the low season for tourism, travelers can find great discounts on flights and hotels.
June-August (40 to 42 °C)
The holy month of Ramazan for Muslims in Dubai falls in June and July. So, tourists can experience local lifestyle and culture in Dubai up close. Days are oppressively hotter in July so most of the attractions remain open till late night.
September-October (40 to 36 °C)
The months of September and October make up the autumn season in UAE. Being a shoulder season for tourism, visitors can get great bargains on flights and hotel prices.
November-March (31 to 25 °C)
This is the best season to explore attractions in UAE as the average temperature hovers between 12 to 30 degrees. Outdoor activities like desert camping and sightseeing can be enjoyed comfortably. Winter is the busiest time of the year for tourism in UAE.
Famous Festivals in UAE
Being a Muslim majority region, Ramadan is widely celebrated in the summer season, usually May/June. SummerFest, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, and UAE National Day are other major events around the calendar.
Climate in United arab emirates
Summer Season in United arab emirates
Summers in the UAE are pretty hot and very humid. The temperature, sometimes, rises above 55° C, making it impossible to leave the confines of an air conditioned room. Summers are definitely not the best season to visit UAE, especially if you are going for sightseeing and vacation purposes. Rains are non-existent during the summers, making the weather even hotter. It does get cooler during the nights, as the desert winds blow in, but the days are dusty, humid and extremely hot.
Monsoon Season in United arab emirates
UAE does not really have a monsoon season, being a desert country. Rainfall is infrequent at best, and sometimes happens during the winter months as well. It typically rains here in short bursts, during the months of December to March. It remains humid and hot here during the entire year, but during the rains the heat is more manageable. Even hotel discounts and sightseeing packages are at an all-time low. If you decide to visit UAE in these months, make sure to negotiate for a good price and great hotels.
Winter Season in United arab emirates
Winters in the UAE last from December to February, and is the only time of the year when the tourists and locals can breathe a sigh of relief when leaving their homes. The day temperature remains around 21° C, whereas by night it drops to nearly 12° C, which is as cold as it gets in the UAE. This is considered the best time to visit UAE for holiday, since most of the fairs and festivals, especially the shopping festivals are held during this time. Given the fact that most weddings take place during this time, this can also be considered the best time to visit UAE for honeymoon, especially if you want to completely explore your destination within a few days.
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FAQ's of United Arab Emirates
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Arabic is the official as well as the main language spoken in the UAE, but English is also widely spoken and understood.
The major festivals of the UAE include the Eid-Al-Adha, Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr, Dubai International Film Festival and the Dubai Shopping Festival.
For meat-lovers, the Al Machboos dish is a must have when in the UAE. It is made of rice, meat, onions and dried lemons.
Malls in the UAE generally open from 10 in the morning and stay open till 1am. On Id, the shops either don’t open or open very late.
No, there is no interview for the visa application process for the UAE.
Non muslims can avail a liquor licence to drink at home or in licensed venues. The legel drinking age in UAE is 21.
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