Averages for dubai in July

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The United Arab Emirates are often known as being very traditional, but Dubai's modern outlook in terms of culture and architecture is what makes it stands out as a top holiday destination. Controlled by the UK until 1971, there are many noticeable western influences in this Arabic desert region.

Although Dubai is hot all year round, July is one of the two hott...

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  • Temperature Temperature 35°C 94°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 40°C 104°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 29°C 84°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 11 hrs
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  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 32°C 90°F

Weather lowdown

The United Arab Emirates are often known as being very traditional, but Dubai's modern outlook in terms of culture and architecture is what makes it stands out as a top holiday destination. Controlled by the UK until 1971, there are many noticeable western influences in this Arabic desert region.

Although Dubai is hot all year round, July is one of the two hottest months of the year, with temperatures reaching a whopping 40 degrees Celsius. Overnight, temperatures remain high at around 29 degrees. There's practically no rainfall during the summer months, although the humidity is through the roof.

The warm season in Dubai lasts from May 18th to September 25th with an average daily high temperature above 37°C. The hottest day of the year is July 28th, with an average high of 41°C and low of 31°C. The highest recorded temperature in recent years was a blistering 49°C, whilst the lowest was 20.4°C.

During July, the length of day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is July 31st with 13:19 hours of daylight, while the longest day of the month is July 1st with 13:41 hours of daylight. However, at this time of year the amount of sunshine hours are starting to gradually decrease to 11 hours per day – that's one hour less compared to June which receives on average 12 hours of sunshine per day.

There are hardly any clouds during July as the median cloud cover is only 4%, and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. As an example, July 16th; the sky is clear or mostly clear 73% of the time and partly cloudy only 6% of the time.

Precipitation is extremely low in July as the average probability that some form of rainfall will be observed on any given day is only 1%, with little variation throughout the month. The month most likely to experience any form of precipitation is February, where on average 40mm of rainfall is likely.

During July the typical humidity ranges from a dry 30% to a very humid 89%, rarely dropping below a very dry 15%. The air is usually driest around July 28th, at which time the relative humidity drops below 38% three days out of four. Whilst it is predicted to be most humid around July 3rd, where humidity levels can rise above 78%, three days out of four.

Furthermore, over the course of a typical July in Dubai the dew point ranges from a comfortable 16°C to a very oppressive 27°C and rarely falls below a dry 8°C or above 30°C.

Throughout July the typical wind speeds vary from a light 1 m/s to a moderate breeze of 7 m/s, rarely exceeding 9 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s occurs around July 1st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from a southern direction.

At this time of year the sea temperature is usually around 32°C, compared to January when the sea temperature is at its lowest at 21°C. This makes July a perfect time of year to go swimming or take part in a number of water sports such as kite surfing or windsurfing. 

  • Dubai Beachfront

Dubai Beachfront

Things to do

During July the weather is extremely hot and humid, so during the middle of the day it may be best to take part in activities that are either inside, in air-conditioned buildings or head to a water park.

Kidzania is a superb day out for the little ones in your family. This entertainment complex provides children and parents with a safe, interactive and educational environment. Kids will be able to take part in an extensive list of activities such as role-playing, where children can become a police officer, journalist or dentist for the day. Other activities include cooking and learning how to fly a plane in a simulator.

The Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system located on the Burj Khalifa Lake. This impressive project features over 600 lights and 25 coloured projectors, which shoots water up to 152m high.

On the other hand adrenaline junkies will love the Aquaventure Waterpark which boasts over 42 acres of land. This water park offers a number of exhilarating slides, play areas and rapids to choose from, including The Tower of Poseidon, which features the longest zip line in the Middle East.

The Dubai Mall offers the Reel Cinema complex which features 22-screens showing a variety of blockbuster movies in 2D and 3D. This place also showcases the first art house cinema in the region, where you can experience movies in a private lounge, complete with VIP treatment. 

  • 3D Cinema

3D Cinema

Dates for the diary

Compared to the rest of the year, July is a relatively quiet month in Dubai, in terms of events.

From July 1st until July 6th, there is the continuation of the Dubai Summer Surprises. This is a family shopping and entertainment which began in 1998. It is meant to attract international summer shoppers with plenty of bargains. Almost all of the different shopping venues have programs to entertain children tired of shopping.

On the other hand if you are more into sports, the continuation of Dubai Sports World takes place from July 1st until August 30th  at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and Dubai World Trade Centre. This event offers indoor sports for all the family, including football, rugby, basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis and more. There are also tournaments, competitions and training available.

July 27th is the conclusion of Ramadan. The 30 days of Ramadan are the most significant holy days in the Islamic religion. It is a time of reflection, fasting, prayer, hospitality and special events. It concludes with Eid-al-Fitr. 

  • Dubai Shopping

Dubai Shopping

Where to eat & drink

The Manhattan Grill is an established steak house located at the Grand Hyatt Dubai in Oud Metha. This restaurant successfully recreates the ambience of the art deco period in New York City. The menu is small but varied offering a selection of various beef cuts and seafood.

However, if this restaurant is out of your price range why not try Jamie's Italian, part of Jamie Oliver's chain of restaurants where were originally founded in Oxford, England. The food here is fantastic and the service is fast and friendly. On offer is an array of authentic Italian pasta and pizza dishes, using only the best quality ingredients.

If you want to keep up to date with the latest sports events make sure to head over to the Champions Sports Bar located down Abu Baker Al Siddique Road. This bar is open daily from noon until 2am except for Fridays when it is open from 6pm. The bar area is surrounded by large TV screens showing anything from rugby to boxing.

Trilogy is one of the largest and most popular nightclubs in Dubai, situated down the Jumeirah Beach Road. Expect to hear all the latest tracks in the chart at this super trendy club. 

Hit the beach

Al Mamzar Beach Park covers an area of 106 hectares and has even been awarded Blue Flag Beach status, making it one of the most desirable places to visit in Dubai. The area compromises of five beaches, which all contain sheltered areas, changing rooms, showers and rentable chalets.

Nasimi Beach is a must whilst visiting Dubai. This exclusive beach club offers a range of plush day beds, sun loungers and private cabanas available for hire. On Saturdays Nasimi Beach pumps out laid back chill out music, played by the resident DJ, who is also happy to take requests.

If you're looking for somewhere a bit quieter head to Kite Beach, otherwise known as 'Wollongong Beach'. This is a long pristine stretch of golden sand which is superb for sunbathing and relaxing, but unfortunately doesn't have any facilities.

Club Joumana is located just 15 minutes away from Dubai Marina. This long stretch of beach comes with three swimming pools, a water sports centre and a beach bar/restaurant. One of the most popular activities to take part in at this time of year is stand up paddle boarding which can be booked at the Watercooled Water sports centre on site. 

  • Kite Beach in Dubai

Kite Beach in Dubai

Where to stay

Ramadan needn't affect holidaymakers, as hotel restaurants and bars often stay open to cater for tourists. This is a great time to check out some of the most famous hotels in the world such as the AtlantisThePalm with its TheLostChambersAtlantis-themed aquarium and Aquaventure water park, or the ArmaniHoteldecorated in the sophisticated designer style from top to bottom. And don't forget to check out the world famous Dubai Fountain.

Come sundown, Dubai comes alive and Iftars (breaking of the fast) happen all across the region. Non-Muslim visitors are invited to join in with Iftars, a time when locals come together to eat and celebrate. LeRoyalMeridienBeachResortandSpa holds visitor friendly events during the Holy month.

For accommodation in a more affordable price range, head over to the SavoyCrestApartments which offer one and two bedroomed lodgings with en-suite facilities for just £51 per night.

  • Camels on the beach in Dubai

Camels on the beach in Dubai

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