The world is bustling with travellers crazed by wanderlust, itching to get a chance to visit Dubai. The cosmopolitan acts as a global magnet for anyone who appreciates life and its beauty. Dubai flaunts looming skyscrapers designed by some of the best artists in the world. It has also managed to keep a hold of its heritage by restoring its original neighbourhoods. There are places such as Bastakiya, where one of the most modern cities in the world melds perfectly with the reminders of its roots. Attracted to all it has to offer, travellers that grasp onto chances to visit this bustling metropolitan of a city hope to make the best of their visits, and to get their money’s worth. Here is a take on which months are the best time to visit Dubai, each suited to their tastes.
In all honesty, the question isn’t “why Dubai?”, it’s “why not Dubai?”. There is next to nothing that Dubai doesn’t offer. Sure, you might not find snowy peaks like the Himalayas over there, but their ski resorts make up for all the snow that you’re missing. Do you want the sea? Dubai has it. Desert? You got it. Heritage sites? Oh, are you in for a treat. Dubai will give you everything from the best shopping experiences to starry nights out in the desert that you won’t forget in this lifetime.
So what’s the Best Time To Visit Dubai:
If you look it up online, you’ll find that many sites claim that the time period stretching from November to March is the best time of the year to visit Dubai. But to each his own. And let’s be real, it’s not as if Dubai is going to get worse in September or anything. Each month in Dubai has its own events. So here are the main attractions for each month, laid out for you to choose.
Most of us have often seen this on our television or mobile screens. Dubai kicks off the New Year with a fantastically unique laser light show at the Burj Khalifa that starts as soon as the clocks tick 12 am, on 1st January. This show is unparalleled in its magnificence and holds the record in the Guinness book of world records for largest laser light and sound show on a single structure. Besides that, you can shop at the Dubai mall to your heart’s content among New Year discounts and sales or at the Dubai shopping festival, which is held till the end of the month. Or you might want to become a spectator at the annual Dubai Marathon that takes place at the end of the month. The weather in January is also pleasant enough to take strolls throughout the city and go exploring with local tours such as desert safari Dubai.
The weather around this time in Dubai is just about the same as January, which means not too hot, but not too cold either. This means that it is the perfect time to book up as many tours as you can. You can go for a short, day trip to Musandam, where the mountains meet the sea and time, comes to a halt. A tour of the Global Village is also a smart option, where you will find diversity at its peak. It displays cultures of 90 countries bustling and rejoicing together in a breath-taking melee. Rides through the desert on camelback and motor cars are also readily available in the carefree weather.
Spring begins in the month of March, and Dubai, much like any other city, greets it head-on. People might be under the expression that the city is all sand and dirt and won’t have much to offer in the spring season, but they could not be more wrong. With spring comes the time for all the flowers in the Dubai Miracle Garden to burst forth, blooming in all their beauty. Think of all the pictures you could take there. Think of all the fluttering butterflies, and the heavenly scent of more than 50 million flowers combined with 250 million plants altogether. You can also observe the city in all its glory from above in a hot air balloon. It is a beautiful chance to see the world, far away from all of your worries.
In April in Dubai, spring is in full swing, and the weather gets warmer. So, what do we do in times like these? Make the best of it. Grabbing onto the last of the obliging weather, Dubai offers many walking tours that will lead you through the most beautiful and popular areas that the city has to offer. You can go from the beaches to the ski resorts, right by Burj Khalifa and into the bustling markets. This will allow you to get a taste of life in Dubai at its most vulnerable. You will find many stalls offering some kind of Dubai delicacy, each claiming to be the gem of the city. And most of the time you’ll end up thinking “I’m only here for a few days, so why not?” and it’s most likely that you won’t regret it.
May is a good time of the year to visit Dubai if you’re not afraid of hot weather. Or if you’re looking for a good time lounging by the pool, getting a tan, and going around in air-conditioned cars. Thankfully for those looking to come to the city in May, Dubai offers tours in air-conditioned buses that will lead you across everything the city has worth seeing. There are also night tours which, as the name suggests, take you to see the glimmering city at night when the temperatures are colder. Luckily, due to its hot climate, most of the population in Dubai base their outings at around nighttime, so you won’t miss any of the crowds or events.
June is a time when you want to be close to water, no matter where you are across the globe. Well, with the exception of the Antarctic and Arctic seas, of course, and it’s the same for Dubai. Luckily, Dubai has had a long, long time to adjust itself to the climate, which has resulted in the creation of spots ranging from seaside gardens to winter wonderlands. Strolls in the Jumeirah Beach Residence walk, also known as the JBR walk, are a superb option to consider. Going for cruise tours such as the Dhow cruise tour is also a smart choice. Imagine cruising through the sea-green ocean with the cooling saltwater spraying your face, beating away the burning glare of the sun.
Want to experience something truly magical? Have you ever thought of watching the sunrise from the tallest building in the world? If not, then you should totally get to it. Sunrise and sunset at the Burj Khalifa are events that are in very high demand and for a good reason too. At night, you can watch the Dubai Opera house put on one of their flawless productions. You can also spend the night at Garden Glow, a truly magnificent light-based park that rises with the sunset.
August in Dubai is offseason. Tourists often shy away from the heat, and it collides with the start of the school year. However, the offseason means fewer crowds and more discounts. You’ll find everything from flights to hotel stay prices at much lower rates than the rest of the year. And since Dubai is built on the edge of the Persian Gulf, they know how to make the most of air-conditioned places. In Dubai, you’ll find malls, amusement parks, even gardens that are fully air-conditioned. Other than that, you can go for a sky diving experience. Rest assured, the wind whipping in your face will quickly blow away all the heat.
September is a time when the populace of Dubai is still recovering from the intense heat. The offseason mentioned in August is continuing, and slowly but surely, the crowds start to return to the streets of the metropolitan. This is the best time for tourists who love shopping to come and visit Dubai Summer Surprises, a series of events that takes place in many malls and showrooms across the city.
October evenings in Dubai are one of the most beautiful things you will ever see. The calm climate draws the crowds to the streets, but something is soothing about the atmosphere. For activities, you can go visit the Dubai Frame, which shows the past, current, and future of Dubai City. Other than that, the Dolphinarium and Seal Show is a very popular tourist attraction where you can enjoy wholesome entertainment at its finest.
“La Perle” by Dragone tells the tale of a girl who voyages through the UAE is only a half-conscious state. It is, simply put, a piece of modern art showcased through theatre. They have showcases spread throughout the year. Besides that, the Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo are very popular tourist spots. They are bustling with diverse crowds at this time of the year.
Putting aside all the shopping you will be able to do courtesy of Christmas sales this time of the year, there are many other things to do in Dubai. You can visit all the outdoor theme parks you want to in the beautiful weather without any obstacles. You can have a meal at “Dinner In The Sky” along with your loved ones, dangling up in the air. And you can end the year at La Mer, which offers great vantage points and spots from which you can watch fireworks along the beach as you welcome a new year.
Dubai is the city where the future and past come together to create a unique world and a utopia. A place where fears and worries seem to melt away. If you get the chance to visit, be sure to make the best of the opportunity, who knows when you’ll have the next.