Averages for dubai in November

Weather lowdown

Dubai is one of seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, and is the most densely populated and most modern, making it a more popular holiday spot than many other places in the Middle East. While Arabic customs must be respected, Dubai is tolerable of other religions and non-muslim visitors are always welcome.

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  • Temperature Temperature 25°C 77°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 31°C 88°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 19°C 66°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 10 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 1 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 27°C 81°F

Weather lowdown

Dubai is one of seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, and is the most densely populated and most modern, making it a more popular holiday spot than many other places in the Middle East. While Arabic customs must be respected, Dubai is tolerable of other religions and non-muslim visitors are always welcome.

Dubai is hot, dry and windy year round, but the cooler November temperatures of around 18°C to 31°C mean there's very little humidity. There's also very little rainfall, just 0.2 inches expected over the entire month. Weather-wise, November is considered one of the best times to visit Dubai.

November is characterized by rapidly falling daily high temperatures, however it's nothing to worry about, as daily highs decrease from a hot 33°C to 28°C over the course of the month, exceeding 35°C and dropping below 25°C, only one day in ten. Daily low temperatures range from 18°C to 22°C, rarely ever falling below 16°C and exceeding 25°C only one day in ten.

The highest recorded temperature in November, in recent years was a blistering 41°C, whilst the coolest temperature recorded was 11.8°C.

In November 2013 Dubai and the UAE experienced heavy rain and winds that even caused flooding in some areas, leading to the closure of schools and havoc on roads. Visibility was also reduced to 50 metres in some areas of Abu Dhabi. The extreme weather change was put down to an atmospheric low-pressure front that moved across the Middle East. At the same time there were exceptionally heavy monsoons across India, leading to higher levels of moist, warm air over the Gulf. Weather experts believe this unusual change in weather could have been down to global weather, which caused strong monsoons, unusual jet stream patterns, heat waves and intense fall over US and Europe.

During November the length of day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is November 29th with 10:41 hours of daylight and the longest day is November 1st with 11:11 hours of daylight. The amount of sunshine hours are also gradually decreasing from 10 hours in October to nine hours in November.

The cloud cover throughout November ranges from a clear 6% to a mostly clear 16%. At this time of year the sky is slowly becoming cloudier, with the median cloud cover increasing by 10% from the start to the end of November. On average, November 1st is the clearest day of the month, where the sky is clear, mostly clear or partly cloudy 79% of the time. On the other hand, November 30th is the cloudiest day of the month, where the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy or partly cloudy 16% of the time.

Typically rainfall is very low in Dubai throughout the year, as the region is literally located in the desert, it experiences a hot arid climate for most of the year. The probability that precipitation will be observed in November varies throughout the month. Rainfall is most likely around November 30th at 8%, where as precipitation is least likely around November 1st, when rainfall is only 1% likely. Throughout the whole month November is predicted to only see a maximum of 10mm of rainfall, compared to February the wettest month, which receives on average 40mm of rainfall, spread over four days.

At this time of year the relative humidity typically varies from a comfortable 39% to a very humid 90%, rarely dropping below a dry 20% or as high as 100%! The average humidity in November usually stays around 60%, compared to the driest month of May where humidity levels stay around a comfortable 50%.

Furthermore, the dew point in November typically varies from a very comfortable 11°C to a muggy 21°C, and rarely falls below a dry 6°C or above 24°C.

Wind speeds in November vary from 1 m/s to 6m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 8 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 3 m/s usually occurs around November 8th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from the south (16% of the time) and the west (15% of the time).

Surprisingly, the sea temperature in November is still incredibly warm at 27°C! – That's only 5°C cooler than the month of July, which sees average sea temperatures of 32°C. 

  • Dubai at night

Dubai at night

Things to do

Take advantage of the lack of humidity and get out and about. The DubaiMarina, the largest man-made marina in the world at 2 miles long,  is very picturesque and provides unlimited photo opportunities. As well as housing a number of luxury hotels and apartments, there are rows of restaurants, coffee shops and stalls for browsing and relaxing.

Shoppers will love the DubaiMarinaMall in the heart of the marina which incorporates many Arabic brands and restaurants such as Bateel and CafeBlanc as well as familiar home comforts like Boots and GourmetBurgerKitchen.

Thrill seekers will enjoy a hot air balloon ride, courtesy of BalloonAdventuresEmirates. Not only can these trips take visitors over the vast Arabian Desert, they also offer unique views of the many shaped islands off the Dubai coast such as the Palm Islands or The World Islands.

On the other hand, why not head to the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, the host of the European Tour and the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. This world-class 36-hole golf course combines a natural rolling desert terrain with the modern urban landscape of Dubai, making it truly unique. The course has been presented with various accolades in its 25-year history, including being named as one of the 'Top 100 Golf Courses in the World' by the Golf World magazine. 

  • Balloon Adventures Emirates, Dubai

Balloon Adventures Emirates, Dubai

Dates for the diary

From November 1st until November 8th, the International Symposium on Electronic Art Exhibition continues at Zeyed University. There are a whole host of seminars and events taking place at this exhibition, relating to the different artistic forms of expressions.

Furthermore, from November 4th until November 6th, the exclusive Helishow comes to the Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse at Nad Al Sheba. This event showcases international helicopter companies, who will display their latest products, services and technology available, targeting sectors such as commercial, civil defense and military.

There are also plenty of sporting events coming to Dubai in November including the DP World Tour Championship from November 20th to November 23rd. This is the prestigious finale of golf championships with the top 60 ranked players competing for large cash prizes at the Jumeirah Golf Estate.

In addition, the H. H. UAE President's Cup comes to the Hamdan Sports Complex on November 21st for eight days. This is a twenty-year-old competition where competitors from different swim clubs come to meet. Ages of competitors vary from very young to senior adults.

From November 28th until November 30th the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens comes to the Sevens Stadium. This successful event started over 43 years ago and has now grown into a major international sport event.

Last but not least, the Legends "Rock" Dubai is set to come to the emirate sometime in November. This is the final tennis championship in the annual Outback Champions Series. In the past the competition has seen professional senior players take to the court such as Bjorn Borg, Guy Forget, Peter McNamara and others. 

  • Golf Championships Dubai

Golf Championships Dubai

Where to eat & drink

Pierchic is set on a bedecked pier, stretching out into the Arabian Gulf. This restaurant offers some of Dubai's most delicious seafood and was recognized in 2010 by Time Out as 'Dubai's Best Seafood Restaurant.' This place is perfect if you are looking or a romantic dining experience.

Another renowned eatery to try is Eauzone; a modern Asian restaurant located at the One & Only Royal Mirage Dubai. The best time to visit Eauzone is after sunset, when the building gives the impression that it is floating on water!

Dubai offers some of the best nightclubs in the world, where you are almost guaranteed to bump into the rich and famous at one point during your stay. Cu-Ba offers stunning panoramic views over the glimmering city of Dubai at night and offers a stylish rooftop bar, serving cocktails and shots.

360° is one of Dubai's top nightclubs. This place is perched at the end of a pier on the top floor of the Marina Seafood restaurant. This immense club offers 360° panoramic views of the Arabian Ocean and coastline. This is a sophisticated bar that serves delicious cocktails and shisha during the evening. 

Hit the beach

Take advantage of Dubai's superb winter weather and hit the beach in November! Jumeirah Beach is located just 30 minutes away from the city centre. This white sand beach features a number of parasols, sun bed and bath towels for rent, and the water is shallow making it great for the little ones.

Jebel Ali Beach is the quietest beach in the whole of Dubai. This 10km long beach is extremely popular with water sports enthusiasts including kite surfers who want to escape the crowds of Jumeirah. With protection from the surrounding palm trees, Jebel Ali is the perfect location for sunbathing and a game of football too.

Another quiet beach to try is Al Mamzar Beach Park. This area compromises of a number of artificial beaches with swimming zones, grass lawns, picnic areas, two swimming pool and various restaurants to choose from. The swimming pools are also permanently manned by lifeguards during the day and on a Wednesday the pools welcome women and children only.

Last but not least, always make sure to top up on sun cream throughout the day and bring bottled water with you. Even though this is November the sun can still be very intense and temperatures can still reach the high 30's!

  • Jumeirah Beach

Jumeirah Beach

Where to stay

The TradersHotel, with rooms from just £48 per night, is one of the best value hotels in central Dubai. There's something to suit all tastes at this hotel, whether it's an informal pizza at TheJunction buffet or a sophisticated cocktail at the ChameleonBar, this hotel has it all.

The Metropolitan Palace is a super five-star hotel located on the prestigious Al Maktoum Street. This hotel boasts an excellent central location with great public transport links. This hotel also features several restaurants, a swimming pool and sauna.

The Radisson Blu Hotel is a four-star hotel located in central Deira next to the Dubai Deira Creek. This hotel offers a number of spacious traditional rooms complete with en suite bathrooms, work desks and free-wired Internet. The hotel also offers its own restaurant and jazz bar on the 10th floor serving exotic cocktails and playing live music.

On the other hand the Centro Barsha – by Rotana is a three-star hotel located in the Al Barsha district of Dubai, just a seven-minute walk from the Mall of the Emirates. This hotel features a rooftop swimming pool and a state-or-the-art fitness centre. 

  • Luxury Beach Resort in Dubai

Luxury Beach Resort in Dubai

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