Averages for dubai in September

Weather lowdown

The hot and dry desert climate of Dubai is one of the top reasons why this Middle Eastern resort is one of the most popular holiday destinations with travellers. In fact, Dubai City is regarded as the 8th most visited city, and DubaiInternationalAirport the 6th busiest airport in the world. But Dubai has much more than just sun, sea and surf.

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  • Temperature Temperature 33°C 91°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 38°C 100°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 27°C 81°F
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Weather lowdown

The hot and dry desert climate of Dubai is one of the top reasons why this Middle Eastern resort is one of the most popular holiday destinations with travellers. In fact, Dubai City is regarded as the 8th most visited city, and DubaiInternationalAirport the 6th busiest airport in the world. But Dubai has much more than just sun, sea and surf.

Temperatures begin to drop in September, marking the end of the summer, but with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C, Dubai is still a hotspot - literally. Like the summer months, there is practically no rainfall, and the humidity finally begins to subside so visitors shouldn't find themselves too damp or uncomfortable.

The average temperature during September is still very hot at 33°C – that's only 3°C lower than August. The warm season in Dubai typically lasts from May 18th until September 25th, with an average daily high of 37°C and an average low of 31°C.

The highest temperature recorded in September in recent years was a blistering 45.1°C, while the lowest was only 16.5°C.

Over the course of September the length of day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is September 30th with a total of 11:56 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is September 1st with 12:38 hours of daylight. The amount of sunshine hours are slowly decreasing too, but they are still the same compared to August at 10 hours.

The cloud cover in Dubai is generally low throughout the year. During September the median cloud cover is a clear 1% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. As an example, on September 15th, the sky is clear or mostly clear 77% of the time and only partly cloudy 3% of the time. So you are pretty much guaranteed clear skies and very hot weather if you choose to stay in Dubai during September.

Precipitation at this time of year is also very rare. The wettest month of the year is usually February, which receives on average 40mm of rainfall throughout the month.

The humidity in September usually ranges from a comfortable 31% to a very humid 91% over the course of the month, rarely dropping below a dry 16% or reaching a very humid 100%. The air is typically driest around September 12th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a comfortable 39% three days out four. The humidity levels are predicted to be highest around September 30th, rising above a humid 82%, three days out of four.

Over the course of September, the dew point generally varies from a comfortable 15°C to a very oppressive 27°C, and rarely falls below 8°C or above 29°C.

September experiences typical wind speeds varying from just 1 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely ever exceeding 8 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s is expected to occur around September 1st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is a moderate 7 m/s. On the other hand the lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s occurs around September 30th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. At this time of year in Dubai the wind is most often coming from the south 16% of the time and the west 15% of the time.

Sea temperatures at this time of year are also gradually starting to decrease from 33°C in August to 32°C in September. However, the temperature is still perfect for swimming and water sports such as windsurfing!

  • Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Things to do

Dubai is very proud of its nature and animal-based attractions are some of the most popular in all of Dubai, especially with families with young children. The Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo within the Arabian Peninsula and houses many native Arabian animals such as the Arabian Wolf and Socotra Cormorants which visitors are unlikely to see anywhere else. The zoo is open daily between 10am - 6pm.

For something a bit different, visitors should check out theDubaiDesertConservationReserve. Aiming to retain Dubai's natural desert habitat amongst the huge urban expansion in the cities, this reserve offers a glimpse into the historic Dubai and is a fantastic chance to see animals in their natural environment. Many tour operators, including ArabianAdventures, offer activities in the reserve such as camel trekking and falconry.

On the other hand why not go for a wild ride through the desert in a 4x4. Local Dubai Tours offers a number of excursions out into the desert, in a top-of-the-range, air conditioned vehicle accompanied by an English speaking tour guide. At the end of the day you can also enjoy a barbecue buffet dinner, accompanied by a traditional belly dancing performance.

Many activities in Dubai can be rather expensive, however they don't always have to be! The Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour offers a flexible way of sightseeing the city centre with more than 20 convenient stops, dropping you off at places such as the Dubai Museum, the Gold Souk and Jumeirah Beach Park. The ticket also includes a free walking tour, entrance to the Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House and the Arabian Dhow Cruise.

  • Dubai Desert Safari

Dubai Desert Safari

Dates for the diary

September 1st sees the continuation of the FINA Swimming World Cup at the Hamdan Sports Complex. This event is part of the competitive swimming series for FINA member countries. Races consist of short course swimming meets. It is also worth knowing that preliminaries are held in the morning while the finals continue at night.

From September 17th until September 20th is the Dubai Music Week at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Dubai World Trade Centre. This event is a combination of learning about music, listening to music and learning how to make it in the competitive music industry. Overall, this is the perfect event for any aspiring musicians out there as you will gain first hand knowledge from the leading professionals.

On September 27th the Third Series of the 4thEmirates Cup will be held at the Hamdan Sports Complex. This is a 25m race for both junior and senior swimmers.

Finally, 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.

  • FINA Swimming World Cup

FINA Swimming World Cup

Where to eat & drink

The Skyview Bar is located on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab, soaring 200 metres above sea level. This modern and colourful restaurant serves a variety of eclectic drinks using unique ingredients and mixing methods. The restaurant also serves light snacks, soft drinks and afternoon tea throughout the day. The best time to come to this bar is in the evening where you can get a birds eye view of the Dubai skyline.

Table 9 is a unique restaurant located in the Hilton Dubai Creek, which has earned a reputation for its high-quality and original cuisine. Set up in 2011 by Gordon Ramsay's protégés, Nick Alvis and Scott Price, this restaurant has won several public and industry awards for its innovative approach to modern European cuisine.

Chi @ The Lodge, situated at the Al Nasr Leisure-land is a renowned nightclub, popular with the younger generation. This club is known for pumping out the best tracks in funk, house and Hip-Hop and also organizes many themed nights throughout the week. Overall, the nightclub offers four large rooms, a semi outdoor dance area and a VIP room.

Ikandy Ultralounge is a super trendy poolside bar and club, located on the Sheikh Zayed Road. The bar is particularly renowned for its reflecting pink lights, which make white clothes glow in the dark! 

  • Dubai Skyline

Dubai Skyline

Hit the beach

Al Mamzar Beach Park is an enormous and beautiful beach that has been awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Beach status. The area offers five beaches to choose from, and each one comes with sheltered areas, changing rooms and showers. A word of warning though: the sea waters in Dubai often look very calm but often have strong rip tides and currents, so always take care when swimming in the sea in Dubai. Mamzar Beach also offers two large swimming pools, if you consider yourself a nervous swimmer.

The Royal Island Beach Club Dubai is not free but it offers stunning surroundings an access the World Islands. Situated on the island of Lebanon, this beach club features private chalets, a restaurant, swimming pool and two luxurious beach areas to choose from.

Jebel Ali Beach stretches out over 10 kilometers. This golden sand beach is one of the quietest in Dubai and is very popular among water sports enthusiasts, including kite surfers who want to escape the crowds. This beach is also frequented by campers and is the perfect location to enjoy a game of football or flying a kite.

For something a little bit different why not head to the Dubai Creek, which is large saltwater lake located in Dubai, which ends at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. There are a number of traditional boat tours and water taxis that sail across the creek throughout the day.

Where to stay

The 4* RamadaJumeirah offers convenient and comfortable accommodation in the centre of Dubai for just £59 per night. The on-site Magnum Bar classes itself as the 'chicest lounge bar in Jumeirah' and serves exotic cocktails and light bites. For something a bit more reminiscent of home, the Scottish-themed bar, The Docks, serves up some of the best whiskies in Dubai.

The Winchester Hotel Apartments are located down Kuwait Street in Al Mankhool Bur, Dubai. These deluxe apartments consist of fully furnished studios, luxury and deluxe bedrooms and even royal two bedroom apartments. Amenities include a flat screen LCD TV, cooking facilities, daily house keeping, a safe and air-conditioning.

The London Crown Hotel is an affordable, modern hotel located in the Bur Dubai in city centre of Dubai. The hotel has an excellent location, situated just a two minute walk from the Burjuman Shopping Centre and the Dubai Metro Station.

On the other hand the Corp Executive Al Khoory Hotel is conveniently located in centre of Dubai in Al Wasl Road and is just a 10-minute drive from the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, minibar, ensuite bathroom and safety deposit box. Some rooms even come with an extended terrace overlooking the city centre. 

  • Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab

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