What is the best time to visit Dubai?
The best time to travel to Dubai is during the cooler months between November and March. This is also Dubai’s up-season, so be prepared for prices on the higher side of the scale. By early December, the Christmas shopping sales are in full swing and the Dubai Shopping Festival is about to begin – so expect hordes of holiday makers.
The desert city of Dubai has only two seasons, and one is hotter than the next. During the winter months, the heat is a tad more bearable; and the air conditioned attractions keep you sheltered from the heat.
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Read on for a season wise detail of the weather in Dubai.
November to March
This is the best time to visit Dubai – whether it is to sprawl on the beaches, check out all of its entertainment and sightseeing, or to shop till you drop; Dubai colludes with the visitor in the winter. Be prepared to jostle for your spot in the sand – or for your turn at the cash counter in the mall – there will be travelers from around the world hoping to soak in the excitement of this city of superlatives.
April to October
April to October is hot in Dubai, but it is also the best time for hotel and flight prices. Everything, from the attractions to the malls, will be sans the tourist horde, leaving the city to you. But be warned, Dubai in the summer is not for the faint hearted – even those attractive hotel deals won’t be able to dim the blaze of the sun if you decide to explore its outdoor attractions. Humidity is also at its highest, making all outdoor activity quite unpleasant. So limit your summer trip to Dubai to the malls and Ski Dubai, and remember to tank up on water!
January to March is when the rain comes calling. Rain – Dubai style – is a few scattered drops – but makes a difference if your trip is about the beach.
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What is the best time to book flights to Dubai?
Since you are now totally clued up about what is the best time to visit Dubai, let Skyscanner help you with figuring out the best time to book your flights as well. Ideally, 12 weeks before departure is a good time to book, but if you are looking for really cheap flights – and are the types to plan way in advance – then 19 weeks before you decide to take off is the best time for you to book.
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Note: The best time to book data refers to the price paid against the average price for return flights for 1 person to Bali from across India during the time period 1st January 2015 – 31st December 2016