dubai: October Weather Averages
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Averages for dubai in October
Situated between white sandy beaches and the tall Hajar Mountains, the emirate of Dubai is a holiday hotspot for travellers from around the world. Although the Middle East is not often known for its tourism, the previous UK control and modern advancements have made Dubai more similar to western countries than other areas of the United Arab Emirates.
With its hot and dry desert climate, it’s never cold in Dubai, even approaching the winter months. October tends to be very warm and dry, with practically no precipitation and temperatures ranging from 22°C to 35°C.
The overall average temperature in October is a hot 29°C, so there’s nothing really to complain about. On the other hand, the hottest month of the year is usually July, where the average temperature is 35°C!
The month of October is characterized by falling daily high temperatures, with daily highs decreasing from 37°C to 33°C over the course of the month, exceeding 39°C or dropping below 31°C only one day in ten. The lowest temperatures at this time of year range from 23°C to 26°C, falling below 20°C or exceeding 28°C only one day in ten. In recent years the highest temperature recorded in October was a blistering 42°C, whilst the coldest temperature recorded was 15°C.
The amount of sunshine hours stay around 10 hours, similar to August and September. However, over the course of October, the length of day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is October 31st with 11:12 hours of daylight, while the longest day of the month is October 1st with 11:54 hours of daylight.
The cloud cover throughout the year in Dubai is low. During October it is no different, the median cloud cover is a clear 3% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. On October 16th, the sky is clear or mostly clear at least 76% of the time and only partly cloudy 4% of the time.
Precipitation at this time of year is extremely low. The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in any given day is only 2%, with little variation over the month. The wettest month of the year on average is February, which can receive up to 40mm of rainfall.
Humidity levels in October typically range from a comfortable 32% to a very humid 91%, rarely dropping below a dry 16% or reaching a very humid 100%. The air is usually driest around October 4th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a comfortable 41% three days out of four. On the other hand it is most humid around October 8th, where humidity levels can rise above 83% three days out of four!
Over the course of October the wind speeds vary from 1 m/s to 7 m/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 October 1st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is a moderate 7 m/s. In Dubai the wind is most often coming from the south (16% of the time), or the west (15% of the time).
Even though winter is on the way the sea temperature is still very hot in October at 30°C, compared to January where sea temperature levels are at a warm 21°C.
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Things to do
Humidity is unlikely to cause much of a problem in October, so visitors should take the opportunity to get out and about and explore the area. Dubai’s man-made Palm Islands are a terrific sight to behold and are definitely worth a visit. The islands are constructed to form a palm tree shape from above and are located just off of Dubai’s coast. The Palm Jumeirah, the first to be completed, is home to a number of luxury hotels, multi million pound villas and private residences and entertainment venues.
The Atlantis The Palm hotel, located on The Palm Jumeirah, offers a once in a lifetime chance to get up close and personal with dolphins. The Atlantis Dolphin Encounter allows guests to play, swim, hug, and even kiss these creatures and is suitable for the whole family, even non-swimmers.
The sea temperature at this time of year is still incredibly warm so scuba diving is definitely recommended when visiting Dubai in October. The Pavilion Dive Centre at the Jumeriah Beach Hotel is a PADI Five Star Diving school offering a number of scuba diving courses for all abilities.
Motorsport enthusiasts should definitely visit the Dubai Autodrome, which is a multi-purpose sport facility in the UAE. This racing track features an indoor and outdoor track and offers a number of once in a lifetime driving experiences. Why not book an experience in an Audi R8 V10 supercar, where you will receive training in the car, then you will embark on three exciting laps behind the wheel!
- Dubai Autodrome
Dates for the diary
The Motexha Textile Show is expected to come to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in September and October. This is the largest textile and clothing market in the region with over 500 exhibitors representing 30 countries.
Furthermore, the ICA International Trade Event also takes place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 2nd to October 3rd. This is a trade event where over 550 leading members of the cotton trade industry come together to discuss the current and future of the cotton community.
If you’re into technology and gadgets you should definitely visit the Big Boys Toys UAE event at Burj Park, from October 3rd until October 5th. This is an exhibition of the wildest and most futuristic technological innovations, including gadgets, cars and luxury goods.
Diwali is a Hindu festival taking place throughout Dubai and the world on October 23rd. This religious event is held in honor of Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity. This major event is also called the “Festival of Lights” which involves candle ceremonies, food, parties, fireworks and more!
From October 30th until November 8th, the International Symposium on Electronic Art Exhibition comes to the Zeyed University. There are a whole host of seminars and events taking place at this exhibition, relating to the different artistic forms of expression.
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Where to eat & drink
Enjoy dinner at the Antique Bizarre Indian Restaurant, located within the Four Points Dubai hotel. Around 35% of the Dubai population is Indian so there is not only quite a large Indian culture but also some fantastic and authentic Indian food to be found. This restaurant is open until 3am so relax and enjoy a few drinks before heading to one of the hotel’s £55 per night rooms.
The exclusive La Baie Lounge is located at the Jumeirah Beach Residence. This place offers a long list of homemade cocktails and delicious meals to choose from, in a calm and ambient setting.
Armani/Prive at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa is well known as one of Dubai’s best super clubs. This place offers a spacious dance floor and the largest LCD screen in the world! Expect to see the rich and famous partying at this spot.
On the other hand Boudoir at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa is one of Dubai’s most beloved nightclubs. This place has been running for over 10 years and still remains a popular place for tourists and locals on a Friday and Saturday night.
Hit the beach
As temperatures are still high in October make sure to hit the beach for at least one day of your stay in Dubai.
The exclusive RIVA Beach Club offers an Ibiza-vibe in the middle of Dubai. This place is known as Dubai’s first standalone beach club open to the general public. There are plenty of sun loungers to choose from here, as well as a paradise island bar and private beach.
The Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa offers a swim-up pool bar and a number of fantastic waterslides for the kids. There is also a delicious Italian restaurant on site known as Luciano’s. There are also plenty of sun loungers to choose from at the beach and by the pool.
However, many of the beach clubs in Dubai are very expensive, but don’t worry, as there are many free beaches too. The Jumeirah Open Beach, also known as “Russian Beach”, due to its popularity with Russian tourists is one of the most popular beaches in the region. This stretch of clean white sand is popular with strollers, joggers, cyclists and inline skaters.
Umm Suqeim Beach is another beautiful white sandy beach worth trying. This spot offers stunning views of the Burj Al Arab and features showers and shelter areas for visitors. This beach is particularly popular with Jumeirah families and Western expatriates.
- Jumeirah Beach
Where to stay
If you’re looking for five-star accommodation, head to the One & Only Palm Dubai, located on the man made Palm Jumeirah Island. This stunning hotel is one of Dubai’s most sought after locations, where the rich and famous come to play. The One & Only Palm Dubai offers panoramic views over the coastline and includes an onsite restaurant run by Michelin-starred chef Yannick Alleno.
On the other hand the Flora Park Eluxe Apartments located in Dubai Creek, just 700 metres from Port Saeed offer guests with a flat-screen satellite TV, en suite bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, as well as a separate living room and bedroom. This holiday complex also features a well-equipped gym exclusive to hotel guests.
A more affordable option are the Lotus Downtown Metro Hotel Apartments located in Deira, opposite the Union Metro Station and just a 10-minute drive away from the International Airport. Apartments come with their own living rooms, flat-screen TVs, balconies, and some even come with a dining area and washing machine.
The Majestic Hotel Tower is an exclusive four-star hotel located in the centre of Dubai, with breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline. This hotel features an outdoor swimming pool, a sun terrace, seven restaurants and bars and free Wi-Fi!
- Overlooking the world's most exclusive hotel the Burj Al Arab