Dubai Weather in March

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

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

In March in Dubai, temperatures begin to rise and the weather returns to being rather hot and dry.

We are still in high season, but we shouldn’t expect too much crowds, and we can still benefit from rather affordable rates at resorts and hotels in Dubai and neighboring emirates.

The theme parks are all open, as are Dubai’s main tourist attractions. Temperatures are still quite mild, which makes outdoor activities very pleasant. It’s still a great month for a desert safari!

In March the sun in Dubai rises around 6.30 AM and sets around 6.30 PM.

The weather in March in Dubai may still be a little rainy, but it usually comes with short thunderstorms. However, no more than 1 rainy day is expected in the whole month.

Dubai Temperature in March

Dubai’s average temperature in March is 23 °C and typically fluctuates between a minimum temperature of 18 °C (64.5 °F) and a maximum temperature of 29 °C (84 °F).

Temperatures are still quite mild, and the climate is dry and pleasant, also thanks to the gentle breezes that blow from the ocean. March is one of the best months for outdoor sports, to experience the thrill of the many activities that can be done in the desert, such as a camel ride and a dune buggy or quad adventure.

Dubai’s average UV index in January is 10, which means it is very high and it is recommended to protect the skin and eyes from direct sun exposure.

Dubai Sea Temperature in March

Dubai’s average sea water temperature in March is 22 °C (72 °F) and can usually reach 25 °C (77 °F) during the day.

While in resorts and hotels the pools are generally heated, the ocean water can still be quite cold.

However, most tourists find the water temperature good enough for a splash in the ocean!

What to pack for a trip to Dubai in March?

The Dubai weather in March can be warmer than you expect, so bring spring and summer clothes with you.

It could be cool in the evening, so pack a pullover and some sweatshirts. This is especially important if you want to spend a night in the desert, or if you want to enjoy the magic of Dubai at night, having dinner on one of the typical boats that sail on Dubai Creek.

It is very important to bring good sunscreen (SPF 30+) with you to protect your skin from sunburn, a hat and your favorite pair of sunglasses.

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 March in Dubai?

In March you can still enjoy the mild temperatures that make outdoor activities extremely pleasant, there are so many to do in the Dubai Desert.

Another place famous for the many fun things you can do is Dubai Marina, where you can rent jet skis, speedboat rides, helicopter tours and even skydiving experiences!

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!

In March you can enjoy clear blue skies, perfect for enjoying the 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!