Are you planning a trip to Dubai in August 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 August, 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 August
In Dubai, August is the hottest month and one of the periods of the year with the highest humidity, which makes the climate hot and muggy.
At this time of year you may find affordable rates for Dubai hotels and resorts, as it is not considered peak season. Despite this, you will find a lively city full of things to do and see, just like the rest of the year.
Temperatures are high, both in the desert and along the Gulf coast, which prompts tourists to seek relief from the heat, especially during the hottest hours, in one of Dubai’s many water parks or thrilling indoor attractions.
In the evening, temperatures are more pleasant, which is why the city comes to life when the sun goes down, between the beautiful clubs of Dubai Marina and the glittering attractions of Downtown Dubai, the area around the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.
In August, the probability of rain is practically nil, while occasionally you can see some rare sandstorms.
If you are not used to very hot temperatures, try to take advantage of the cooler hours of the day to visit the city, stay hydrated and protect your skin from the intense sun. At this time of the year it is pretty easy to get heat stroke! By the way, remember to pack good travel insurance.
Dubai’s average UV index in August (and so throughout the summer) 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.
In August in Dubai the sun rises around 5.50 AM and sets around 6.55 PM.
Dubai Temperature in August
Dubai’s average temperature in August is 36 °C (97 °F) and typically fluctuates between a minimum temperature of 31 °C (87 °F) and a maximum temperature of 41 °C (106 °F).
In some cases the temperature in August in Dubai can rise up to 49 °C, and due to the humidity of the air you could feel a temperature of over 50 °C.
The temperature in Dubai is quite similar to that of the other UAE emirates (such as Abu Dhabi or Sharjah) and is not too different from what you can expect in the desert.
In the Dubai Desert the temperature can easily reach 44 – 45 °C during peak hours, so it is best to go in the morning (for example you could try the incredible experience of the hot air balloon flight over the desert, held at dawn) or in the afternoon and then stay overnight in a desert camp.
Dubai Sea Temperature in August
Dubai’s average sea water temperature in August is 33 °C (91 °F).
The water temperature in Dubai reaches its peak in August, but to better appreciate a nice splash in the ocean it is best to go to the cooler areas of the Musandam Peninsula and the Fujairah coast, both of which can be reached with a day-trip from Dubai.
The sun in August can be very strong, which is why many tourists, especially families with children, prefer to stay cool and relax in the pools of the resorts and hotels (by the way, you could spend a day in the exclusive Burj Al Arab pool!).
Lovers of the sea and diving cannot miss a day trip to the Fujairah area, which overlooks the Gulf of Oman rather than the Arabian Gulf, and is one of the best areas in the world for diving and snorkeling!
What to pack for a trip to Dubai in August?
If you are planning a trip to Dubai in August then you should pack your favorite summer clothes, preferring natural and fresh fibers such as cotton and linen. Bringing some long-sleeved dresses could come in very handy to protect you from the scorching sun (for example on desert safaris).
Pack something more elegant as well, it might come in handy to fully enjoy Dubai’s vibrant lifestyle, with its exclusive clubs and restaurants, such as those of the Burj Al Arab.
Oh, don’t forget your swimsuit! If this is your first time coming to Dubai, you may find it useful to read this guide to the Dubai Dress Code.
What are the best activities to do in August in Dubai?
If you are not used to very hot temperatures, it is best to visit the city in the cooler hours, such as early morning and evening. Don’t miss the chance to dine on one of the traditional boats that sail on Dubai Creek in the evening, this is one of the best experiences to do in the evening in Dubai.
During the day, especially if you are traveling with children, you could stay cool in one of Dubai’s magnificent water parks, such as the Atlantis Aquaventure, the Wild Wadi Waterpark or the Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi.
At Ski Dubai you can also live the unforgettable experience of hugging a penguin!
Another amazing experience is to take a day trip to the Musandam Peninsula, in the territory of Oman. From here you can set off on a traditional wooden boat to explore one of the most scenic areas in the entire Persian Gulf, and perhaps swim with dolphins and sea turtles. You can do this with tours that depart daily from Dubai.
One of the things you absolutely must do when in Dubai is a day trip to Abu Dhabi and other beautiful cities in the emirates. The most convenient and cheap way to do this is to rent a car, in this article you will find some useful information about it.
Find out the weather in Dubai in the other months!
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