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What Is The Best Time To Visit Abu Dhabi?

By Preetha Manivelan - August 21, 2020
Abu Dhabi

Why Abu Dhabi? While everyone raves about the most popular city in the UAE which is Dubai, we are here to also tell you why it is amazing to take a trip to Abu Dhabi from Dubai. Abu Dubai is the capital city and the largest of the UAE and stands as home to some top attractions in the country. It is a place where you will feel more of Emirati culture and tradition, see people with the Emirati costume and more faces of the locals and not tourists. Trust me, Abu Dhabi holiday is worth it. But before that, check out this Abu Dhabi weather guide which would tell you everything about the best time to visit Abu Dhabi.

Planning your holiday to such a city like Abu Dhabi itself is exciting but what makes it even more fun is knowing when to visit Abu Dhabi. To help you with that and provide an insight into how is the weather in Abu Dhabi, we have pulled all the Abu Dhabi weather information together in this article. Check this out.

Abu Dhabi deserts
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Best time to visit Abu Dhabi

The city of Abu Dhabi is no different from other Emirates so Abu Dhabi weather will usually be hot all-year-round. But if you visit during the ideal time, you might experience pleasantly hot weather. So, are you someone who is wanting to know how is the weather in Abu Dhabi during each season? Here it goes.

The ideal time to visit Abu Dhabi: Between November and March

  1. Abu Dhabi in winter
  2. Abu Dhabi in spring
  3. Abu Dhabi in autumn
  4. Abu Dhabi in summer

1. Abu Dhabi in winter

Though every season in Abu Dhabi has something to offer to all kinds of travellers, it is something special to visit it during winter which is said to be the best time to visit Abu Dhabi. Because of its hot temperature all year round, the best time to visit Abu Dhabi is when the weather is cool.

Dubai winter months: Between December and February

Abu Dhabi weather winter

The temperature would range around 20°C during winter.

Tips: You need not carry a lot of sweaters and woollens as the winter in Abu Dhabi does not get unbearable. Ever. But it would be better to carry a light jacket for late nights as the temperature might fall below 15°C at times. Also, be prepared for frequent rain.

Why winter?

Winter is the perfect time to spend your afternoons at the beach as the temperatures would just chill your soul. Not just that but you can indulge yourself in various activities like sightseeing, shopping, activities and whatnot! Also one of the events that you can enjoy while visiting Abu Dhabi during winter is The Winter Fest Event held at Yas Island.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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2. Abu Dhabi in spring

Spring is the time when there comes a rise in temperature and the sunny weather starts to begin. The weather that you would experience would neither be too hot so it would still be a good time to sightsee and the perfect time for night time beach-visits. Spring, being the second-busiest season, make sure you book the tickets prior if money is a concern.

Dubai spring months: Between March and May

Abu Dhabi weather spring

The temperature would range around 33°C during spring.

Tips: Do plan your sightseeing well. While you start for the day, do check the weather for that particular day as it might rain unexpectedly. Also, if you plan your Abu Dhabi holiday during the spring season, then make sure you carry a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated.

Why Spring?

One of the best things that you can do on your Abu Dhabi spring holiday is enjoying some special events like the Spring Festival at the Yas Mall, The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and Abu Dhabi international book fair. It also becomes one of the convenient times for sightseeing and beach times.

3. Abu Dhabi in autumn

The temperature drops down and starts to feel pleasant during autumn. The day might still be hot at the initial months but the night temperatures are cool. As the months go by, the weather becomes all the more pleasant and tempting you to get outdoors for sightseeing and beach visits.

Dubai autumn months: Between September and November

Sea in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi weather autumn

The temperature would range around 38°C during autumn.

Tips: Carry light clothes for days and a light jacket for the late nights. Though the rates seem pretty normal during autumn, the rates might go high in the last month of autumn which is November because of the weather and the events.

Why autumn?

Abu Dhabi during autumn is exciting as you will have many events happening like Yasalam, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and Emirates International Date Palm Festival.

4. Abu Dhabi in summer

If you are someone who doesn’t really mind the heat and planning your Abu Dhabi holiday on a budget, then you must consider visiting Abu Dhabi during summer. Since it is a low season, there will a heavy price drop for tickets. While booking the hotels, just check if the swimming pools are temperature controlled as it will be too hot because of the weather.

Dubai summer months: Between June and August

Abu Dhabi weather summer

The temperature would range around 47°C during summer.

Tips: Make sure you carry a lot of sunscreen lotion, flipflops, bottles of water while moving out. Also, it is considered to be an ideal time for watersports, so do carry beach wears and swimming suits.

Why summer?

Summe is ideal for swimming which would surely help you to cool down from the scorching afternoon heat. So if you are too much into watersports, then do visit Abu Dhabi during this time. Since it is an off reason and not many people visit, there are not many festivals held in Abu Dhabi during summer.

Watersports in Abu Dhabi
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That’s everything about visiting Abu Dhabi in different seasons. I hope this weather guide to Abu Dhabi would surely be of help while planning your Abu Dhabi holiday. So, what are you waiting for? You know when to visit and what to do next. Check out the Pickyourtrail website for Abu Dhabi tour packages. With your inputs, we would help you customize it. Contact us via WhatsApp in case of any inquiries.

Okay. What’s your best time to visit Abu Dhabi? Choose yours soon and plan an amazing holiday to this amazing city with Pickyourtrail.

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