Dubai Weather in February

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

Are you planning a trip to Dubai in February and would like to know what the weather will be like? Great, you are in the right place!

In this post you will find all the information that could be useful to you, regarding the weather in Dubai in February, the average air temperatures, 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 February

February is a really good month for a trip to Dubai: there are fewer tourists, so less crowds at major attractions such as the Burj Khalifa. Temperatures are milder and the sun is shining in the clear blue sky.

February is also the wettest month of the year in Dubai, but don’t worry, thunderstorms do not last long and in any case only 1 rainy day is expected in the whole month.

In the morning Dubai often wakes up wrapped in a soft white fog, which thins out in the middle of the morning. This can make your photos particularly striking.

February is also quite a vibrant month, in the city you can find music events and food festivals, all the attractions and theme parks are open and the weather is perfect for adrenaline sports, like those you can find in the Dubai Marina area.

The Dubai’s weather in February is perfect for a desert safari or a breathtaking hot air balloon flight.

Sometimes it happens that the desert wind pushes the sand towards the city and towards the main roads, which are filled with sand. It is precisely in months like February that the famous photos of the streets submerged by sand are taken in Dubai.

In February the sun in Dubai rises around 7 AM and sets around 6.15 PM.

Dubai Temperature in February

Dubai’s average temperature in February is 20.5 °C (69 °F) and typically fluctuates between a minimum temperature of 16 °C (60 °F) and a maximum temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).

Dubai’s short winter is already ending and temperatures are slowly rising. Those who come to Dubai in February can still enjoy quite mild weather, good for sunbathing on the resort beaches and perfect for getting around to see the city.

The good weather, the not excessive temperatures and the abundance of clear skies, entice the traveler to take an unforgettable road trip through the 7 emirates.

Remember to bring sunscreen, because Dubai’s average UV index in February is 8, which means it is high enough to cause sunburn and it is recommended to protect the skin and eyes from direct sun exposure.

Dubai Sea Temperature in February

Dubai’s average sea water temperature in February is 21 °C (70 °F), which may discourage many people from splashing in the ocean.

Although locals consider the sea water in February to be quite cold, most tourists, especially those from Europe, Australia or North America, find the water temperature quite acceptable.

However, most resorts and hotels have heated swimming pools in which you can relax.

What to pack for a trip to Dubai in February?

Although it is February, the weather is mild enough to wear spring or summer clothes all the time.

It is not necessary to bring an umbrella, the rains are not so frequent and annoying, rather it can be useful to pack a pullover and some sweatshirts, because in the evening it could be cool, especially if you are planning to spend a night in the desert or if you would like experience the magic of Dubai at night, perhaps having dinner on one of the typical wooden boats that sail on Dubai Creek.

Remember to bring good sunscreen, as the sun can be quite strong. Also bring a hat and your favorite pair of glasses.

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.

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

The mild temperatures and less crowds of tourists make February one of the best months to enjoy a desert safari.

Then you can explore Dubai’s most fascinating corners, such as the historical district of Al Bastakiya, or the ancient souks of Deira.

Then 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!

The winter sky also allows you to enjoy a breathtaking view from the top of the Burj Khalifa and to take extraordinary photos at the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque.

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!