Dubai Weather in July

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

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

July in Dubai is a very hot and sunny month. In July we are in the middle of summer, and the temperatures are increasingly similar to those of the desert.

The difference in temperature between day and night is small, so expect warm, but still pleasant evenings.

At this time of year, rain and sandstorms are extremely rare, so the sky is practically always clear. However, the humidity is quite high, and this often causes a bit of haze that blurs the horizon.

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 July 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 July the days are quite long, the sun rises around 5.35 AM and sets around 7.10 PM.

Dubai Temperature in July

Dubai’s average temperature in June is 35.5 °C (95.9 °F) and typically fluctuates between a minimum temperature of 30 °C (86 °F) and a maximum temperature of 41 °C (106 °F).

In some cases the temperature in July 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 not particularly different from that of surroundings such as Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. If you want to feel a cooler temperature, you can head to Jebel Jais and the Hajar Mountains, in the Ras Al Khaimah area, or to the Musandam Peninsula in Oman (but easily accessible on a day trip from Dubai).

The temperature in the Dubai Desert is quite similar to that of the city, averaging around 44 °C during peak hours. This is why it’s best to go on a desert safari early in the morning, or in the afternoon and then stay overnight in a desert camp.

Dubai Sea Temperature in July

Dubai’s average sea water temperature in July is 32 °C (90 °F).

In Dubai in July it is very pleasant to splash in the crystal clear waters of the Persian Gulf. The sea water is quite warm, but it is a good way to cool off from the scorching sun of the beaches.

The sand in the middle hours tends to be really too hot, which is why most tourists 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 July?

If you are planning a trip to Dubai in July then you must pack your favorite summer clothes, preferring natural and fresh fibers such as cotton and linen, and taking care to bring something that has long sleeves, as it can be very useful for protect yourself from the intense sun and sunburn (for example during a desert safari).

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 July in Dubai?

If you are not used to very hot temperatures, try to take advantage of the cooler hours of the day to visit the city, enjoy Dubai’s huge offer of indoor activities (such as Ski Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Frame and other attractions of the Dubai Mall) and spend the hottest hours cooling off 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!

A truly wonderful 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!

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!