Abu Dhabi Weather February Averages, United Arab Emirates
What's the Weather like in Abu Dhabi in February
February in Abu Dhabi is just slightly warmer than January. The average monthly temperature in Abu Dhabi in February is 20°C. Daytime averages are a nice 25°C and slowly climbing throughout the month. Nights cool down to an average of 14°C.
February is the wettest month in Abu Dhabi, but that's not saying a lot. February rainfall totals only average around 20mm over an average of three days of rain for the month. The chances of precipitation in Abu Dhabi in February are only 6%.
Abu Dhabi sees an increase in average sunshine hours over January. In February there is an average of 11 hours of daily sunshine. The length of the days increases to 11 hours 38 minutes by the end of the month. The chances of an overcast or mostly cloudy sky are only 22%, and slightly increase going into March.
The average relative humidity in Abu Dhabi in February decreases from January to 67%. These humidity levels are still comfortable because the temperature is still fairly mild. It may feel a little muggy towards the end of the month as the temperatures gradually rise.
Average winds in Abu Dhabi in February maintain a fairly consistent 4.5 m/s. Like January, the winds are mostly out of the north and west with periods of easterly and southerly winds.
The average water temperature in Abu Dhabi in February is a pleasant 21°C. The waters don't start to warm up until mid-April.
The temperatures in Abu Dhabi in February are comfortable to slightly chilly at night, so you'll want to bring a light jacket or sweater if you're out late. The dress code, however, dictates how you'll really pack. Women may wear loose short-sleeve shirts as long as the shoulders are covered and don't expose midriff. The knees must also be covered. Men may wear short sleeve shirts and it is customary to wear long pants, as shorts are really only worn at the beach. Women may wear a conservative two-piece bikini at the beaches. If women are entering a mosque, they are only permitted to show their hands and faces. For a better idea of expected conditions, check the Abu Dhabi extended forecast right before you leave on your trip.
Abu Dhabi Hotels in February
The Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat al Beri, is one of the top five-star hotels in Abu Dhabi. This palatial hotel is located on the Khor Al Maqta waterway and is central to the business centre, golf course, and airport. The hotel architecture and landscaping will transport you to another place and another era. Classic Arabic design abounds in this hotel and in the 213 rooms. All rooms have a private terrace with outstanding views of the canal, and suites are also available. For longer stays, Shangri-La offers 161 fully furnished apartments of all sizes. Shangri-La hotel has its own 1km-long private beach, three swimming pools, four restaurants, and three bars.
Yas Island Rotana
Yas Island Rotana is a modern four-star hotel in Yas Plaza, on Yas Island. This chic hotel features 308 standard rooms and suites with plush beds and modern bathrooms with granite countertops. Upgraded rooms and suites also offer separate living areas, balconies, and outstanding marina views. Hotel guests may take advantage of the complimentary transfer to attractions on the island, as well as the gym, tennis courts, spa, and outdoor pool with swim-up bar. This hotel also offers dining at a superb steakhouse, as well as a swanky lounge bar. The hotel is less than 1km from Yas Beach.
Courtyard By Marriott World Trade Center
The Courtyard By Marriott is a contemporary four-star hotel connected to Abu Dhabi's World Trade Center in the business district. This highly reviewed hotel has 186 rooms of all sizes and also has nine suites for longer stays and larger accommodations. Rooms feature comfortable premium bedding, flatscreen TVs, free WiFi, and marble bathrooms. The Marriott has one international bistro serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a casual café serving lunch and dinner, and a rooftop lounge serving drinks and appetizers. Other amenities include a fitness centre and rooftop outdoor pool. Courtyard by Marriott is within walking distance to a number of great restaurants and shops in the business district.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Rosewood Abu Dhabi is one of Abu Dhabi's sleekest five-star hotels. The striking architecture compliments the ultrachic interior for an unforgettable experience. Rosewood offers 154 spacious, modern rooms with deluxe linens, marble bathrooms, and rain showers. Suites are also available with panoramic views, living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchenettes.
Rosewood features two outstanding restaurants, one serving upscale & traditional Lebanese cuisine and the other serves Chinese fare. There is also a stylish outdoor pool, gym, and spa on site. Rosewood Abu Dhabi is on Al Maryah Island and just minutes from The Galleria shopping centre.
Beaches in Abu Dhabi in February
Yas Island Marina Beach
Yas Beach is a popular beach in Abu Dhabi featuring a number of activities for everyone. Admission to the beach is free for guests staying at any of Yas Island's hotels; the beach is open to the public but for a small fee. Other than sun tanning, beach goers will find volleyball courts, an outdoor gym, and boat rentals for sailboats, kayaks, jet skis, and standup paddleboards. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent. There is also a pool at Yas Beach with a lounge area and DJ. Yas Beach is surrounded by great restaurants, snack shops, and stores.
Bars and Restaurants
The Terrace on the Corniche
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi's signature restaurant is the acclaimed Terrace on the Corniche, a casual international restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. The dining room is bright and vibrant, and the restaurant also offers patio terrace seating. The Terrace menu features flavorful international dishes and Middle Eastern plates for breakfast and lunch. Dinners are exceptionally fun as theatrical culinary stations serve Middle Eastern classic dishes, accompanied by locally inspired Arabic music. The Terrace on Corniche is a great place to take the kids. Hours are from 6:30AM to 11PM with breaks between meals.
Selections is located on the third floor of the InterContinental and promises great views of the marina or beach from almost every table in the restaurant. This casual restaurant is open from breakfast to dinner and serves a buffet-style dining experience suitable for everyone, including the kids. Here you'll find the standard continental breakfast, French toast, and pancakes; lunches include club sandwiches, wagyu burgers, soups, and salads. These are only the staples, the restaurant also serves an enormous rotating selection of other international and Arabic foods like sushi, crab, duck, roast beef, and a large selection of salads. Selections is open daily from 6:30AM to 10:30PM.
Sayad Seafood Restaurant
Sayad means "fisherman" in Arabic, and that describes this restaurant well. Sayad is a wonderful seafood restaurant located in Emirates Palace. The ambience, from the lighting to the colors to the aquariums, makes guests feel as if they're under the sea. Dining is also available on their outdoor terrace and provides great views of the Arabian Gulf. Some of the fresh seafood you'll find here includes king crab rolls, lobster ravioli, fried calamari, grilled octopus, and salt crusted sea bass. Other foods are available as well, such as steaks and lamb. Sayad is open daily from 6:30PM to 11:30PM and accepts reservations.
Desert Lotus Thai Bistro & Sushi
Desert Lotus Thai Bistro & Sushi is one of Abu Dhabi's top-rated restaurants. Desert Lotus is located in the One to One hotel near central Abu Dhabi. Numerous reviews claim that this is some of the best Thai food outside of Thailand. All of the plates are made with obviously fresh ingredients, adding to the slightly higher prices. Favorite dishes include the pad thai, curries, mango sticky rice, and all of the sushi rolls. A vegetarian menu is also available. Desert Lotus is open Sunday through Wednesday from 12PM to 4PM and then from 6PM to 10PM, and Thursday through Saturday from 12PM to 10:45PM.
Things to do in Abu Dhabi in February
Sheikh Zayed Mosque
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and one of the most beautiful mosques in the world, known for its gorgeous architecture, marble, gold, and ornate chandeliers. The mosque can accommodate 40,000 worshippers. The mosque features 82 domes, the largest hand-woven carpet in the world, a large library with rare collections, and is surrounded by beautiful reflecting pools. This mosque is unique in that it is open daily to visitors, except on Friday mornings, which are reserved for worship. Visiting times are from 9AM to 10PM Saturday through Thursday and 4:30PM to 10PM on Friday. If you visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque please dress appropriately; dresses are available for women who do not have the appropriate attire.
Kayaking Eastern Mangroves National Park
Eastern Mangroves National Park is a nice contrast to the surrounding desert of Abu Dhabi. This vast mangrove forest is full of narrow channels, many of which can only be explored by kayak. Exploring the mangroves will take you through an amazing ecosystem, full of birds like beautiful herons, crabs, shoals of fish, and even jellyfish. Kayaks may be rented for self-guided tours, but you'll learn more by hiring one of the many tour guides available. If you're in Abu Dhabi during a full moon, there are also moonlit tours that offer a very unique experience.
Sports car lovers and any other adrenaline seeker will love a day at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. This is the world's first Ferrari theme park and is located on Yas Island. Ferrari World is home to the fastest roller coaster in the world, the Formula Rossa ride that reaches speeds of 240 km/h. It's not for the faint hearted! There are some more tame rides available, like go-karts and simulators, as well as many attractions for the kids. Ferrari World also offers shows and Ferrari assembly tours. Ferrari World is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11AM to 6PM, Thursday & Friday from 11AM to midnight, and Saturday from 11AM to 11PM.
Emirates Park Zoo
The Emirates Park Zoo offers a grand wildlife experience just outside of Abu Dhabi. The grounds are well maintained and offer clean facilities for both guests and the animals. Animals housed at the park include monkeys, giraffes, elephants, camels, and a number of reptiles. There are some great exhibits for children as well, including a petting zoo and playground. Various animal shows and feedings also take place throughout the zoo. Emirates Park Zoo is open Sunday through Wednesday from 9AM to 8PM and Thursday & Friday from 9AM to 9PM. If you don't have a rental car, transportation to and from can be tricky and may need to be arranged through your hotel.
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