Abu Dhabi Holiday Weather

Year-round Abu Dhabi weather

Abu Dhabi is an imperial city located on the continent of Asia. It sits on an island in the southeastern part of the Arabian peninsula, adjacent to the Persian Gulf. All of these and more make Abu Dhabi an extremely hot city with a dry climate. The weather in Abu Dhabi is typically sunny with little rainfall all year round. Winter and summer make up the two major seasons in this city. 

The summers are long, ultrahot, dry, excruciating, and rarely cloudy. The winters are cosy, cloudless, and marked by a strong wind. Rainfall occurs mainly in winter and is sporadic, so there may only be a few drops of rainfall in a year or no rainfall year-round. Therefore, as a tourist, you’re very unlikely to experience a rainy day in Abu Dhabi.

The temperature in this city ranges from 60°F to 104°F. Abu Dhabi has a hot desert climate with very mild winters, which is a reprieve from the extremely cold weather in the west. Tourists looking to get a lovely tan and bask in the radiant beauty of the sun can always look to Abu Dhabi to do the trick.

Average Abu Dhabi Temperatures

August is often the hottest month of the year in Abu Dhabi. It has an average peak temperature of 103°F and a trough temperature of 88°F. From May to September, the hot season lasts about 4.2 months, with an average daily peak temperature of more than 98°F.

Contrastingly, the coolest and most cosy month of the year is January. It has an average peak temperature of 73°F and a mean low temperature of 61°F. The cold season endures for 3.1 months, starting in December and terminating in March. These cool months have a mean daily peak temperature of below 79°F.

Rainfall In Abu Dhabi

Rainfall in Abu Dhabi is quite a rare occurrence, and when it falls, it’s merely just a drizzle. The rainy period lasts from January to March, which is about 1.6 months in total. The month of February is the month with the greatest amount of rainfall. It has a mean rainfall of 0.6 inches, while the rainy months have an average of 0.5 inches.

The remainder of the months makes up the rainless period in Abu Dhabi, which is a total of 10 months. It extends from March to January of the following year. October is the month least likely to experience rainfall, with a mean rainfall of 0.0 inches. 

In the UAE, rainfall is generally rare, with most of the massive rainfall occurring in Ras al Khaimah, a mountainous area. The Persian Gulf, on which Abu Dhabi sits, is one of the warmest seas in the world. Due to this, it earned the nickname “the largest bathtub in the world.” Tourists can always enjoy a good swim in the warm waters of Abu Dhabi, which are always warm year-round. However, in the winter season, the temperature of water bodies in Abu Dhabi decreases to 19–22 °C.

Below is an overview of the average weather conditions in all the months of the year in Abu Dhabi.


The month of January in Abu Dhabi is mildly warm and comfortable. It’s one of the most popular months for tourists to visit, and you can expect to find several tourists in the city. The temperature ranges from 12°C to 24°C. This temperature is fairly stable during this month, but it may decrease in the evenings. So you should take care to pack a jacket that you can use in the evenings.


February usually comes with some measure of rainfall. However, it is just as comfortable as in January. Tourists can expect beautiful blue skies, low humidity, and sunny days. The average temperature is about 22 °C and is fairly constant. The evenings tend to be cooler than the daytime, so it may not hurt you to carry a jacket while travelling.


The month of March heralds the hot season in Abu Dhabi. The weather becomes significantly hotter and muggier this month than in previous months. The temperature ranges from 16°C to 29°C, with cooler temperatures at night. After sunbathing at the beach, tourists can enjoy a cool swim in the cool waters at night. It’s also a popular month for tourists to visit Abu Dhabi to take advantage of the pleasant weather, fleeing the extremely cold weather in the West.


In April, temperatures in Abu continue to rise ranging from 19 °C to 33 °C. The evenings are also less cool, so you may neglect to pack a jacket. During this time, visitors to Abu Dhabi try to avoid the high temperatures. However, because the evenings are less cool, outdoor activities thrive in the evening time. Tourists can engage in several outdoor attractions in the evenings without giving a thought to the weather.


May is generally one of the months in which few tourists visit Abu Dhabi. This is due to the harsh weather and the rising humidity. The temperature only drops to 23°C and rises to 38°C. The heat is often unsuitable for outdoor activities. However, visitors can enjoy several indoor attractions such as museums, theme parks, shopping, and so on.


Tourists hoping to visit Abu Dhabi at this time of year should bring along a good sunscreen to protect their skin from the scalding sun. The temperature in Abu Dhabi at this time tends to rise into the 40s. The sea temperature also rises at this time, and we strongly advise against a dip in the sea. You will be spending a lot of time in air-conditioned rooms, so this time of the year is suitable for most indoor activities.


July is the second hottest month of the year in Abu Dhabi. It is characterized by persistently high temperatures that are stifling and oppressive. The temperature rises to the 40s and barely comes below that in the evenings. We only recommend travelling at this time of the year if you’re comfortable with extremely high temperatures.


Just like July, the month of August is extremely hot and remains so throughout the day. It is the hottest month of the year in Abu Dhabi. However, there are several discount rates at this time of the year that tourists can benefit from.


In September, the heat starts to decline, and the evenings more so. If you can tolerate a moderate level of heat, this is one of the best months to travel to Abu Dhabi. The temperature ranges from 26°C to 40°C. There is also a beehive of activities taking place in Abu Dhabi at this time.


October comes with lower temperatures in the range of 22°C to 36°C, with no chance of rainfall. Swimming in the sea and sunbathing on the beach is highly enjoyable because of the warm and dry weather. The evenings are also cool for frolicking under the moon.


November is filled with blue skies and brilliant sunshine. Tourists can enjoy several outdoor and indoor activities, making November one of the best times to visit Abu Dhabi. It’s also a festive season, and you will find several tourists enjoying the great outdoors with you.


In December, the days are sunny with zero expectations of rainfall. Tourists like to spend most of the festive season touring around Abu Dhabi, enjoying the desert safari and sightseeing. The evenings tend to get colder, so you may want to bring along a jacket.

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