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Best time of year to visit Dubai

November through March is the busiest but also the best time to visit Dubai with short rain showers from mid-winter until early spring. November will stick in your memory with its Dubai airshow, just don't forget to book your accommodation in advance!
Winter is full of different activities like camel racing, fishing and ballooning which fit every taste, and the weather is not that hot for sightseeing. Late spring through mid-autumn is the most torrid time of the year. However, this season is also full of bright events such as Ramadan and the Color Run.

16 THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI (DECEMBER 11 - DECEMBER 20)

Camel Racing Season

November–March  • activity

The tradition that honours camel as a racing animal becomes high-tech in Dubai!

Ballooning

September–May • activity

Enjoy stunning views of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve from a balloon

Beach Season

December–March  • activity

Winters in Dubai offer spectacular beach experience

Burj Khalifa

all year round • activity

Visit the tallest building in the world

Dubai Safari Park

October–mid-May • nature

The park is home to 2,500 wild animals of about 250 species

Dubai’s Christmas

December • event

Why not plan a nice Christmas retreat in Dubai?

Dubai Miracle Garden

November–late May • nature

The beautiful garden of extraordinary flowers and floral art.

Polo Season

November–mid April • activity

The sophisticated polo season starts yearly to astonish once again with its beauty and elegance.

Flyboarding

all year round • activity

Challenge gravity and fly above the waters around Jumeirah Beach

Diving

March–May | September–November (all year round) • activity

Plenty of shiwrecks make Dubai exciting for diving

Beach Polo Cup Dubai

December 13–14, 2018 • event

An innovative and intriguing sport that spreads around the world from Dubai

Kayaking and Canoeing

October–April • activity

One of the best ways to explore artificial islands and posh resorts of Dubai

Falconry

mid-November–mid-February • activity

The elite sport that is both traditional and exciting

Domestic Horse Racing Season

late October–late March  • activity

Alongside the World Cup Carnival, Meydan racecourse offers a full domestic racing season.

Birdwatching

September–late April • nature

Birdwatching may be not such an obvious activity to do in Dubai, but it surely is unique

Fishing

October–April • activity

For both beginners and professionals, fishing in Dubai is a prime experience!

12 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Red Bull Flugtag

November 19–20, 2016 • event

A yearly event worldwide that happens in Dubai this year!

Dubai Airshow

November 17–21, 2019 • event

Held since 1986, the airshow has broken many records!

Standart Chartered Dubai Marathon

January 25, 2019 • event

Try your luck in the richest running event in the world

Ramadan Night Market

2019 (TBA) • event

The one and only of its kind event that happens during 10 days of Ramadan

World Future Sports Games

2019 (TBA) • event

Drons, robots and other unusual participants form a new vision of sports

Ramadan

May 06–June 04, 2019 • event

The Holy Month is a very serious period in Dubai, which influences the daily life profoundly

UAE National Day

December 02 • event

The national day is celebrated with grandiose fireworks and fabulous shows

Dubai World Cup Carnival

March 10, 2018 • event

The horse racing season that leads to Dubai World Cup

The Color Run

November 10, 2018 • event

Join the happiest and most colourful runners!

Al Marmoom Heritage Festival

April 05–18, 2018 • event

The festival fully dedicated to the heritage of camel racing

Sandstorms

April–August  • nature

Able to reduce visibility to about 500 meters, the sandstorms may cause a lot of problems while being a spectacular sight

Dubai International Boat Show

February 27–March 03, 2018 • event

See all the best yachts and boats harboured in Dubai