Abu Dhabi Weather April Averages, United Arab Emirates
What's the Weather like in Abu Dhabi in April
The average daily temperature in Abu Dhabi in April sees a 4°C increase from March, now up to 27°C. Temperatures continue to climb throughout the month. Average daytime temperatures reach 33°C and nights only cool down to 20°C.
On average it rains for only three days in April in Abu Dhabi, but the rainfall totals are still only around 10mm. The chances of precipitation are only 3% in April.
There are an average of 11 hours of sunshine every day in Abu Dhabi in April. The chances of an overcast or mostly cloudy sky average 26%, decreasing going into May. The length of the day slowly increases to 13 hours 3 minutes by the end of April.
The average relative humidity in Abu Dhabi is almost at its lowest in April, at 56%. With the increasing temperatures, however, the humidity can be almost oppressive on hot cloudy days.
The average wind speed in Abu Dhabi gradually declines in April, from 4.2 m/s at the beginning of the month to 3.8 m/s by the end of the month. Westerly winds will start to pick up more, with a 30% chance of northerly winds and even smaller chances of southerly and easterly winds.
The average surface temperatures of the waters around Abu Dhabi really start to increase through April. The average temperature is 25°C for the whole month, but by the end of the month it's 27°C.
You'll want to find a balance between comfort and custom if you're visiting Abu Dhabi in April. The local police do enforce dress codes, especially when visiting mosques. Short sleeve shirts are okay for men and women in public, as long as they cover the shoulders and midriff and aren't too tight. Women must also cover the knees. However, in mosques, women must cover everything except the face and hands.
At the beach it's acceptable for men to wear shorts and for women to wear a conservative two-piece bikini. Check the Abu Dhabi 14-day forecast for a better picture of expected weather before leaving.
Abu Dhabi Hotels in April
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
The large Sheraton Abu Dhabi is a five-star hotel located near the Corniche waterfront promenade and Abu Dhabi Beach. This hotel features 272 elegant rooms with comfortable bedding, elegant furnishings, and classical bathrooms. Suites are also available with living rooms and balconies. The Sheraton is home to four different restaurants of all tastes and seven lounge bars including a nightclub. The Sheraton offers a large business centre with over a dozen meeting rooms. All guests will be able to enjoy their private beach, sauna, day spa, fitness centre, and three outdoor pools. The Sheraton is great for both business travelers and families.
Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate
The Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate is an extremely affordable, highly reviewed four-star hotel between Abu Dhabi Gate City and Bain Al Jessrain. This hotel features 224 modern, spacious rooms with flatscreen TVs and free WiFi. Suites and apartments are also available, offering a mix of living rooms, kitchenettes, and dining areas for extended stays. Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate also features an outdoor pool with pool bar, fitness centre, business centre, and day spa. Enjoy lunch and dinner in their three restaurants serving Italian and other international cuisines. The hotel is located between the airport, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and Dalma Mall.
Jannah Burj Al Sarab
Five-star Jannah Burj Al Sarab is located near the Corniche waterfront promenade and less then 4km from Abu Dhabi Beach. This modern glass high rise has won multiple awards and has the interesting claim of fastest hotel Internet in the world. All rooms feature modern, chic furnishings, plush beds, great views, and large bathrooms with rain showers. Larger suites with living rooms and dining rooms are also available. The hotel also features a rooftop pool with great views, Jacuzzi, and fitness centre. Jannah Burj Al Sarab also offers an outstanding international restaurant, bar, and rooftop lounge with amazing views of the Gulf.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara
Abu Dhabi has a beautiful Eastern Mangrove Lagoon National Park, and the palatial five-star Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa offers amazing lodging that overlooks all of it. This beautiful hotel is designed in the classic Arab architectural style with large arches, terraces, and marble everywhere. There are over 200 spacious rooms with modern furnishings of light relaxing tones, and large bathrooms with soaking tubs and rain showers. There are also upgraded rooms and suites available with balconies and living areas. There are a number of bars and restaurants at the Eastern Mangroves, including an elegant Thai dining experience and rooftop lounge. Of course don't forget the day spa, offering some of the most outstanding treatments in all of Abu Dhabi.
Beaches in Abu Dhabi in April
One of the most popular marine areas in Abu Dhabi is Corniche Beach. This beach is part of the 8km-long Corniche Road waterfront, a promenade full of outstanding hotels, shops, and restaurants. Corniche Beach itself is rather large but fills up quickly on the weekends; if you want a guaranteed chair and umbrella you better get there early or go during the week. Admission to the public beach is free and there is a small fee for the family beach and singles beach. Lifeguards are plentiful and allow swimming out to 40m from shore. Corniche Beach has earned the acclaimed Blue Flag status, acknowledging the beach's clean water and eco-friendly practices.
Bars and Restaurants
Azura Panoramic Lounge is one of the many popular restaurants in the St. Regis Tower. This casual restaurant is the perfect place to take in views of the Gulf and watch the sunset. The restaurant is comprised of three levels with cozy indoor dining and outdoor terrace seating. Azura's menu features a variety of Middle Eastern and Asian inspired dishes. Lunches include a juicy Asian teriyaki burger, chicken katsu wrap, beef kebab rolls, and a fresh sushi menu. Main courses include grilled marinated lamb chops, fresh seafood platter, and an Arabic mix grill of shish tawook, beef kebab, kofta, and grilled veggies. Azura is open daily from noon until midnight.
Lemon Lounge Abu Dhabi
The Lemon Lounge is a casual restaurant and café in the Ramada Abu Dhabi Corniche and has earned rave reviews. Lemon Lounge serves mostly Middle Eastern food, and also has vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. There are also a number of international dishes to give the menu some variety. The food is served buffet-style and the staff is more than helpful. Some of the menu favorites include lamb ouza, seafood biryani, and chicken kebab. There is also a delicious dessert table, and a variety of tasty Arabic drinks. Lemon Lounge is open every day from 6:30AM until 10:30PM.
Corniche All Day Dining
Corniche All Day Dining is another buffet option in Abu Dhabi's Corniche, this one located in the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche. The large dining room is casual and comfortable, and the buffet features an impressively large spread of international dishes throughout the entire day. You'll find the tables full of a variety of sushi, giant crab and lobster, mussels, lamb dishes, and various kebabs. Pastas and pizzas are also available for the less adventurous. The dessert table is also expansive and provides a spread of selections for everyone. Corniche All Day Dining is open daily from 6AM to 10:30PM.
Shish Shawerma is a casual franchise restaurant in Abu Dhabi with multiple locations, many of which are in central Abu Dhabi and near the Corniche waterfront. The menu is full of tasty options of salads, jacket potatoes, fries, hummus, and different shawermas. Bread is baked fresh every day and your shawermas will be cooked to crispy perfection. A number of crepes are also on the menu, the most popular being the Nutella banana crepes. The variety of fresh juices and non-alcoholic cocktails will definitely quench your thirst. Shish Shawerma is open daily from 11AM to 1AM.
Things to do in Abu Dhabi in April
UAE Jet Ski Race
Abu Dhabi is a popular location for jet ski racing, and April is one month where such races take place, organized by the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club. Dozens of riders speed along the Corniche at over 100 km/h in different racing classes. Some of the categories include juniors, novice stock, pro runabout, and freestyle. Watching the races is free and can be viewed from almost anywhere along the Corniche, though the races do take place closer to the breakwater.
Heritage Folk Village
The Emirates Heritage Club runs a reconstruction of a traditional desert oasis village. This folk village offers an insight into the U.A.E.'s history, providing glimpses of old desert life. You'll see traditional farm tools, tents constructed of goat hair, ancient irrigation systems, and marine vessels. Craftsmen show off pottery, metalworking methods, and blanket weaving. There is also a small restaurant and spice shop where you can sample traditional foods. The Heritage Folk Village is located on the Corniche breakwater and is open Saturday through Thursday from 9AM to 4PM and on Friday from 3:30PM to 9PM.
Escape the heat at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, a large water park set on almost 40 acres of land on Yas Island. Yas Waterworld is home to over 40 rides, including the longest suspended roller coaster in the Middle East. The waterpark is split up into separate areas consisting of fast-paced rides, adventure-themed attractions, and children's attractions. You'll find lazy rivers, fast curvy slides, and speedy roller coasters within this park. Shops and restaurants are also spread out throughout the park. There are numerous changing rooms and lockers available for rent. Yas Waterworld is open daily from 10AM to 6PM.
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
One of the top-rated attractions in Abu Dhabi is surprisingly a hospital. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is one of the most notable falcon hospitals in the world, taking care of the falcons that play a huge part in Arabic tradition. The hospital offers informative tours that all visitors love. Guides will take you through the hospital and educate you on falcons, their role in Arab culture, provide interactions with the falcons, and maybe you'll even be lucky enough to watch a medical procedure. Tours must be booked in advance but your hotel will be able to do this for you. The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital is located near the Abu Dhabi International Airport.
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