Summer in Dubai

April 17th 2022
Written by: Eleanor
Catergory: Dubai Travel Tips
Summer in Dubai

There can be so many questions about visiting Dubai, especially during the summer months. Temperatures can peak into the low 50s, and this heat level can seem pretty daunting. The peak of summer heat in the UAE usually falls between the middle of May and the end of September. Over the years, Dubai and the whole of the UAE have adapted to these climates, and it has become an ideal hotspot for vacationers. With the impressive architecture, luxurious hotels and beach clubs and out of this world attractions and experiences, Dubai seriously has it all covered when it comes to an ideal getaway for all types of holidaymakers.

 

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Things to do in Dubai this Summer

So, you’ve booked your trip and you are overwhelmed with exciting things to do. But you’d also like to beat the heat and not let the intimidating sunshine dampen your holiday spirit. Most importantly, you should avoid being out in the sun at the peak of the day, and this tends to be between midday to 3pm. Why not start your day off early by the pool or the beach to top up for your tan and get some well-needed vitamin D. As temperatures increase, it’s time to head inside. Luckily, as you are in one of the most exciting cities, there is plenty to do in fully air-conditioned attractions. Dubai’s World-famous shopping malls, such as The Dubai Mall or The Mall of the Emirates, are great places to start; you can get lost for hours exploring the beautiful buildings full of delicious restaurants and all your favourite brands. The Mall of the Emirates is home to one of the World’s largest indoor ski resorts – Ski Dubai, which can be the perfect place to cool off! (Discover more here).

 

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Looking for a little more adventure? Don’t worry; we are just getting started! Dubai is full of thrilling attractions – IMG Worlds of Adventures is an entirely indoor action theme park based on the city’s outskirts where you can fit in a full day of adrenaline-pumping fun. A must-do in Dubai is a visit to the World’s Tallest building – The Burj Khalifa. The ‘At the top’ viewing deck offers the city’s impressive sights from the 124th and 125th floors; the desk is completely enclosed and blasting with air conditioning. After some mid-day excitement and as the temperature eases, why not take a sunset coastline tour on a self-drive boat with HERO OdySea Boat Tours Dubai. This thrilling experience offers unmatched views of the Dubai Skyline whilst racing through the waves of the Arabian Sea at up to 50km/h! The perfect way to enjoy an exciting afternoon whilst you cool off!

 

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What to wear in Dubai this summer

There can be a lot of speculation from first-time visitors to the UAE on what you can and can’t wear. Over the years, Dubai has relaxed some of its modesty rules, but there are most definitely still some rules in place in more traditional areas and buildings. As mentioned, things can get pretty hot around the city during the summer, so it’s super important to know what to wear to stay comfortable and cool. You can relax in your usual swimwear around touristy areas like resorts, beaches, and pools. Bikinis, swimsuits/shorts, sandals and sunglasses are very common here but don’t forget to lather on your sunscreen also. Luckily when you visit malls and other retail destinations, they usually are fully air-conditioned, so you don’t have to worry about the prospect of overheating. When exploring these locations should cover up a little more. However, they are usually quite chilly; having layers with you, such as a scarf or a light jacket, is an excellent idea for when you’re browsing around.

 

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Visiting the Dubai Desert in the summer is a perfect way to capture the true spirit of Dubai and where it all began. You can wear what suits you in the desert, and there is no need to cover up; however, you must stay comfy during the summer heat. Loose-fitting clothes are ideal, and sunglasses are essential to face the desert’s bright sun and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated! In Old Dubai, Government buildings and Mosques being modest is vital. Strolling around more traditional areas, you should cover up; longer maxi skirts/dresses and full-length trousers are appropriate, and t-shirts that cover your shoulders. We recommend wearing breathable fabrics to stay cool and fresh.

 

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Dubai is more than ready to welcome you this summer and offers experiences to tick all types of travellers’ bucket lists. To discover more exciting attractions to do in Dubai this summer, follow us on Instagram Dubai Travel Advice (@dubaitraveladvice) • Instagram photos and videos