Dubai Weather in April

Dubai Weather in April 2021: What to Expect & What to Know

Are you planning a trip to Dubai in April and would like to know what the weather will be like?

In this post you will find all the information that could be useful to you, regarding the weather in Dubai in April, the average air temperature, and the sea temperature! Plus, you’ll also find some helpful tips on what to pack and what to do this month.

Dubai Weather in April

In April we are in the heart of spring in Dubai, although the weather can be a little warmer than you would expect in spring.

In early April, temperatures are still quite mild, but generally rise rapidly towards the end of the month. The gentle ocean breeze still makes it quite pleasant to be outdoors, enjoying the Middle Eastern sun.

In April, you may see some rare and short thunderstorms, however rain is not expected for more than 1 day per month.

The days get longer, with the sun rising around 6 AM and setting around 6.40 PM.

April evenings are really pleasant in Dubai, and are perfect to be spent in the desert, or admiring the glittering skyline of the city at night, perhaps having dinner on one of the typical boats that sail on Dubai Creek.

Dubai Temperature in April

Dubai’s average temperature in April is 27 °C (80.6 °F) and typically fluctuates between a minimum temperature of 21 °C (70 °F) and a maximum temperature of 33 °C (91 °F).

The temperature in Dubai in April is starting to get quite warm, but it’s still not too hot. So this month you will be able to fully enjoy the Emirati sun, and all the outdoor activities Dubai has to offer: from a jet ski ride, to a flight on the Dubai Marina zipline to an unforgettable desert safari.

Dubai’s average UV index in April is 11+, which means it is very high (it is classified as “Extreme” on the UV Index scale) and it is recommended to protect the skin and eyes from direct sun exposure.

The UV index will remain so high until the end of September, after all we are in the desert, right?

Dubai Sea Temperature in April

Dubai’s average sea water temperature in April is 25 °C (77 °F).

The ocean water temperature starts to get a little warmer in April, which makes people want to splash in the crystal clear water of the Gulf and sunbathe on one of Dubai’s many beaches.

This is a great time to snorkel or dive, from Dubai you can easily reach the Fujairah area, known for being one of the best in the world for diving.

What to pack for a trip to Dubai in April?

If you are planning a trip to Dubai in April, then pack some summer clothes, as it will be quite hot.

It might be a good idea to bring a light pullover as well, because if you go on a desert safari you may feel cool in the evening after a day spent in the scorching sun. An additional layer may also come in handy to protect you from the air conditioning in shopping malls.

If you plan to stay in a resort or hotel with a swimming pool, or if you want to splash in the ocean, don’t forget your swimsuit! By the way, you may find it useful to read this guide to the Dubai Dress Code.

In 2021 the holy month of Ramadan starts right in April, this means that you will have to dress in a bit more conservative and respectful way. You may find it very useful to read this guide on how to behave during Ramadan in Dubai.

What are the best activities to do in April in Dubai?

April is a wonderful month to explore Dubai and the rest of the UAE. You will find warm weather, but still not too hot, which will be perfect for a desert safari, or an excursion to the East Coast of the UAE.

You could rent a car and experience an incredible road trip through the 7 emirates that make up the UAE. You may find it useful to read this guide on Dubai’s most reliable and cheapest rentals. In the same guide I also give you some advice on possible destinations to explore!

During this month the theme parks are not too crowded, as well as the shopping malls.

Don’t miss the opportunity to climb the tallest skyscraper in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Another iconic building that you can’t miss is the Dubai Frame. As a day trip from Dubai, you could reach the enchanting oasis of Al Ain.

Find out the weather in Dubai in the other months!

Discover the Month by Month Guide to Dubai, with all the information on weather and temperatures and the best tips from locals on things to do and see!