From the 7 Emirates, Wix Squared has chosen to focus on Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ras-al-Khaimah. These regions are perfect for families to learn the art of falconry, camel ride into the desert, take a personal shopper to visit the mega-malls, swim with dolphins, relax on white-sand beaches or let us secure you a table at one of the many glamourous restaurants.
Generally the best time to visit this part of the world is October-April.
It can get a little cooler in December/January.
June-August can be unbearably hot and humid.
- Although it can be a little cooler in UAE in January, it is a lot warmer than Europe. You might decide to time your visit with the Dubai Shopping Festival before jetting off to somewhere a little warmer like the Maldives or Sri Lanka.
- February is peak time for UAE, especially as school half term is during this month and with water parks, theme parks, indoor ski slopes, white sandy beaches, shopping malls and incredible kids clubs, it is the perfect safe family getaway.
- An incredible food festival often occurs in Dubai, in March. If you can’t make it work for your dates we can point you in the right direction for numerous Michelin star restaurants, unique dining experiences and street food options throughout the UAE.
- Guaranteed sunshine is normally on the cards for April. Consider splitting your time between the Arabian Desert, Downtown Dubai and a beach retreat.
- The humidity levels start to increase, however everywhere in Dubai and Abu Dhabi has air conditioning… even the bus shelters… and you will experience a sea breeze all along the coast.
- This is one of the hottest and most humid months of the year. Hence spend a couple of days in UAE before flying further east in search of drier and cooler climates in Malaysia and Indonesia.
- Combine a beach holiday in Dubai or Abu Dhabi with flying onto northern India for more predictable weather in Ladakh and an adventurous trekking holiday.
- Catch the end of the Summerfest in the UAE with a few days in urban landscapes surrounded by tall skyscrapers, then continue to south east Asia for some culture.
- The humidity lessens and it is once again possible to create a more exciting itinerary in UAE combining the mountains, cities, desert and coastline all in one trip.
- October is a wonderful time to visit UAE. Our top tip would be to spend a few nights in Dubai before off-roading into Oman and crossing the border by road for a real adventure.
- Spectate at the Golf DP World Tour Championship in Dubai or swing a club at one of the many golf courses scattering the country, we can pre-book tee times and gain access to exclusive golf clubs. It is also the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November, hence we recommend booking hotels with plenty of notice.
- The temperatures drop a little in December so a jacket is needed in the evenings and it can be too cold for camping in the desert. However the shopping malls and indoor restaurants are well heated and the Dubai New Year’s Eve fireworks should not be missed.