Dubai Weather April Averages, Dubai
What's The Weather Like in Dubai in April?
Dubai, one of seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates, is a popular holiday destination all year round. Dubai boasts some of the world's tallest and most intricately designed buildings, housed amongst traditional Islamic architecture and Arabic history.
How Hot Is Dubai In April?
Although Dubai is hot year-round, April is when temperatures really start to spike.
Does It Rain In Dubai In April?
Precipitation at this time of year in Dubai is highly unlikely. On average April only sees 10mm of rainfall spread over an average of just two days.
April Sunshine Hours In Dubai
Unusual Weather In April in Dubai
On April 18th in 2008 a severe sandstorm hit Dubai causing reduced visibility up to 1,500 metres. Motorists across the region faced hazardous driving conditions, however, flights in and out of the UAE were not disrupted. Sandstorms in Dubai are usually caused by strong north-westerly winds blowing from Saudi Arabia.
Dubai Hotels for April
Dar Al Masyaf at Mardinat Jumeirah
Dar Al Masyaf at Madinat Jumeirah are a set of five-star summer houses that are a luxurious interpretation of authentic Arabia. The houses are accessible by private waterways and paths that wind through landscaped gardens. It is here where you'll experience the height of luxury! Facilities at this holiday complex include restaurants, the Talise Spa, tennis, squash and a state-of-the-art gym.
Winchester Grand Hotel Apartments
The Winchester Grand Hotel Apartments is a four-star aparthotel located in the centre of Dubai, close to the Beach, the Grand Mosque and the Dubai Museum. The apartments feature an outdoor swimming pool, kitchenettes and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Corp Executive Hotel Apartments
Prices for rooms at this hotel are sky high, starting at around £300 per night. If this is a bit much for the holiday budget, why not stick around for a drink at the 200 metre high Skyview Bar before heading to bed at the nearby Corp Executive Hotel Apartments which offer accommodation at the far more affordable price of £60 per night with use of the outdoor rooftop pool, sauna and jacuzzi.
Dubai Beaches in April
The Quay Healthclub offers 2km of pristine golden sand, with stunning views of the world's first 7-star hotel the Burj Al Arab. The Quay Club is rather pricey but you are granted access to two swimming pools, towels, free kids' beach toys, a beach butler service and a delicious restaurant and bar serving drinks and snacks throughout the day. This beach is very popular; so if you want to bag a sun bed make sure to arrive early.
On the other hand, Club Joumana is a quieter option, located just 15 minutes away from the Dubai Marina. This beach club offers a long stretch of fine sand and three swimming pools to choose from. There are plenty of sun loungers available here, however, you must arrive early to guarantee a place as the hotel visitors take up a majority of the loungers on offer.
Jumeirah Open Beach
Many beaches in Dubai are privately owned so if you don't want to pay Jumeirah Open Beach is a safe option. This beach was formerly known as Russian Beach and is popular for joggers, cyclists and rollerbladders who use the 1.8km promenade. There are several small tuck shops along the beach serving cheap snacks, drinks and even towels, as well as lifeguard posts.
Bars and Restaurants
Arabian Tea House
The Arabian Tea House is a delightful little eatery located in the courtyard of an old wind-tower in Dubai's Persian quarter. This place specialises in salads, sandwiches, wraps and freshly squeezed juices. This café is great value and a superb place to waste away an hour or two.
The Pierchic is a stylish open-plan restaurant located at the Madinat Jumeirah. This restaurant serves gourmet seafood, including freshly caught oysters and crab risotto. It also overlooks the stunning Burj Al Arab hotel.
Things to do in Dubai in April
To really experience the true Dubai, travellers should see both the old and the new aspects of the emirates. For the old, head over to the Jumeirah Mosque. This mosque is the largest in Dubai and is also one of the most photographed sites in all of the UAE thanks to its spectacular traditional Islamic architecture.
Tours for non-muslims are conducted every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at 10am, but make sure to come back in the evening to see the building lit up.
To escape the heat, make sure to visit one of the world's largest shopping malls the Dubai Mall. This 20-billion-dollar complex offers over 1000 shops to choose from, selling anything from fashion and leather accessories to musical instruments. Other facilities at the shopping centre include a number of restaurants, an aquarium, ice rink and a cinema featuring 22 screens.