Dubai Weather in December

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

Are you planning a trip to Dubai in December 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 December, 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 December

Dubai in December is quite popular among tourists, and this is due to the mild and sunny climate, perfect for getting around the city and exploring its beautiful surroundings, the desert and other emirates, such as Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ajman.

Traveling to Dubai in December you can expect good weather, a fairly mild winter, with sunny days, clear skies and temperatures still good enough for sunbathing and swimming in the sea.

In December, some thunderstorms may occur, but they usually do not last long. Anyway, it usually doesn’t rain on more than one day in the whole month.

Temperatures are perfect for enjoying outdoor activities, such as jet ski or speedboat rides that can be done from Dubai Marina or quad adventures in the desert.

Dubai’s average UV index in December is 6, which means it is moderate. If you have sensitive skin it is good to protect it from direct exposure to the sun. When traveling to the UAE it is always recommended to have good travel insurance.

In December in Dubai the sun rises around 6.55 AM and sets around 5.30 PM.

Dubai Temperatures in December

Dubai’s average temperature in December is 21 °C (70 °F) and typically fluctuates between a minimum temperature of 16 °C (61 °F) and a maximum temperature of 26 °C (79 °F).

During the day the temperature is quite mild which makes it really very pleasant to walk around and enjoy the most exciting adventures Dubai has to offer.

In the evening it could be quite chilly, but it’s still nice to enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife. Don’t miss the chance to dine on one of the dhows, the traditional wooden boats, which sail on Dubai Creek in the evening. This could also be a great idea for the New Year’s Eve dinner, as long as you book well in advance!

Dubai Sea Temperature in December

Dubai’s average sea water temperature in December is 23 °C (74 °F).

In December in Dubai you may still enjoy a nice splash in the crystal clear water of the Gulf, as the sea water is still quite warm.

Most tourists, especially families with children, may prefer Dubai’s amazing water parks, such as the Atlantis Aquaventure and Wild Wadi Waterpark, or Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld.

If you like snorkeling or diving, you could go to the Fujairah area, located on the Gulf of Oman, famous for being one of the best diving areas in the entire Gulf.

While if you would like to swim with dolphins and admire breathtaking landscapes, don’t miss the chance of a day trip to the Musandam Peninsula!

What to pack for a trip to Dubai in December?

During the day in Dubai the temperature is quite warm, so shirts and trousers or jeans may be fine.

In the evening it could be chilly, so it’s best to bring some pullover or something like that.

It might be a good idea to pack something more elegant as well, as it may come in handy to fully enjoy the vibrant Dubai lifestyle, with its exclusive clubs and restaurants, such as those of the Burj Al Arab.

Last but not least, 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 December in Dubai?

December is definitely one of the best months to visit Dubai and enjoy all its amazing attractions. Here you can find the complete guide for your trip to Dubai, with all the things to do and see in Dubai, and all the tips from the locals!

Among the best things to do in Dubai in October are: an unforgettable desert safari, climb to the top of Burj Khalifa, enjoy the many exciting things to do in the modern and vibrant Dubai Marina district, and enjoy a romantic dinner cruise on Dubai Creek.

Also, a day trip to Abu Dhabi and other beautiful cities in the emirates is a must from Dubai. The cheapest and easiest way to go is to rent a car, in this article you can find some useful information about car rentals in Dubai and possible destinations to explore.

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!