March Weather Averages for Dubai, Dubai

What's the Weather like in Dubai in March

The second largest, and most densely populated of the United Arab Emirates is Dubai. It's also one of the most multicultural areas, with many Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, American and European residents. Dubai enjoys a hot desert climate and provides white sandy beaches coupled with modern and unique sightseeing opportunities.

Temperature

March brings temperatures ranging from 17°C-28°C in Dubai, compared t...

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Daily March Averages for Dubai

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What's the Weather like in Dubai in March

The second largest, and most densely populated of the United Arab Emirates is Dubai. It's also one of the most multicultural areas, with many Indian, Pakistani, Filipino, American and European residents. Dubai enjoys a hot desert climate and provides white sandy beaches coupled with modern and unique sightseeing opportunities.

Temperature

March brings temperatures ranging from 17°C-28°C in Dubai, compared to April, which has an average temperature of around 26°C. With only a half inch of rain expected during the entire month, UV is high so sunscreen is advisable and the humidity increases slightly from previous months, but shouldn't cause too much, if any, discomfort.

As expected Dubai experiences a dry hot desert climate. The month of March is characterized by rising daily high temperatures with daily high temperatures increasing from 26°C to 30°C, compared to the summer season this is considerable cooler and more comfortable as in August temperatures can exceed 41°C. However, on some occasions in March temperatures can even exceed a sweltering 36°C.

Average Sunshine Hours

During March, as spring is under way the sunshine hours are starting to increase to nine hours, up an hour from the months of January and February. Over the course of March, the length of day is gradually increasing. The longest day falls on March 31st with 12:24 hours of daylight, whilst the shortest day of the month is March 1st with 11:40 hours of daylight.

Clouds

During March the median cloud cover ranges from a mostly clear 19% to 25%. Even though cloud cover over the course of the year is very low, the trend in March is for the sky to be clearing with the median cloud cover decreasing by 6% from the start to the end of the month.

Rainfall

Precipitation at this time of year is very low, with the average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day at just 15%, with very little variation over the course of the month. On average only 10mm of rainfall is expected throughout the month, spread across just six days.

February is usually the month that experiences the most rainfall, however this is still low at 40mm, spread over just four days. If it does in fact rain, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms and light rain.

Humidity

During March the relative humidity ranges from a comfortable 33% to a very humid 92%, rarely dropping below a very dry 14%. The air is usually driest around March 31st, at which time the relative humidity drops below 44% three days out of four. The most humid day is likely to fall around March 1st, where humidity levels may rise above 76% three days out of four.

Furthermore, over the course of a typical March the dew point ranges from a dry 9°C to a mildly humid 18°C, rarely dropping below 2°C or exceeding 21°C. This means that between March 1st and March 31st the air is relatively comfortable with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.

Wind

Over the course of a typical March wind speeds vary from 1 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s usually occurs around March 21st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s.

The lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s occurs around March 1st, when the average daily maximum wind speed is 6 m/s. At this time of year the wind is most often coming from a southern direction.

Average Sea Temperature

The sea temperature in March is pleasantly warm at 22°C, which is warm enough to go for a swim. During the summer months sea temperatures can get quite hot, for example in August the water temperature can increase to a hot 33°C.

Weather Hazards

Over recent years there have been a small number of sand storms occurring in March. On March 10th in 2009 a moderate sandstorm reached Dubai which obscured visibility and covered the streets in sand and dust.

Furthermore, on March 2nd in 2010, strong winds again hit Dubai and other regions of the United Arab Emirates. Sand storms in this region are usually caused by strong north-westerly winds blowing from Saudi Arabia which carry sand from the desert.

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Dubai Hotels in March

Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa

The 4* Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa is located in the old quarter of Dubai amongst many historical and cultural sites. Rooms costs as little as £50 per night and the on-site English-themed pub, the Sherlock Holmes is great for those feeling a little homesick!

Suha City Hotel

Suha City Hotel is located just 3km away from Dubai International Airport. This modern hotel offers air-conditioned accommodation, spacious rooms and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms even include a separate living room with a DVD player, IPod docking station and kitchenette.

Mayfair Hotel

The three-star Mayfair Hotel is situated in the heart of Dubai's central business district and is located within close proximity to the Dubai Creek Golf Course. The hotel offers high standard facilities including a roof top swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna rooms and a fully equipped health club.

Holiday Inn Dubai

Enjoy a central location at the Holiday Inn Dubai, located close to Dubai International Airport and the famous Gold Souk. This affordable hotel is located in the thriving Deira neighbourhood close to many of Dubai's tourist attractions. 

Beaches in Dubai for March

Club Joumana

Club Joumana is located just 15 minutes away from Dubai Marina. This long stretch of beach comes with three swimming pools, a water sports centre and a beach bar/restaurant. One of the most popular activities to take part in at this time of year is stand up paddle boarding which can be booked at the Watercooled Water sports centre on site.

Kite Beach

If you're looking for somewhere a bit quieter, head to Kite Beach, otherwise known as 'Wollongong Beach'. This is a long pristine stretch of golden sand which is superb for sunbathing and relaxing, but unfortunately doesn't have any facilities.

Bars and Restaurants

Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is a well-known chain of restaurants found across the world. In Dubai there is one located in the Dubai Mall, which serves an extensive menu catering to all tastes and ages. Make sure to finish off your meal with one of their signature cheesecakes including the Snickers bar chunks cheesecake or the ultimate red velvet cheesecake.

Buddha Bar

The Buddha Bar is one of Dubai's most sought after venues, located inside the Grosvenor House Hotel. This restaurant and bar offers a mouthwatering menu inspired by the cuisines of Japan, Thailand and China, with fresh seasonal ingredients from Saudi Arabia.

Bahri Bar

The Bahri Bar is one of the best places in Dubai to catch a glimpse of the Arabian Gulf and the Burj Al Arab. This place serves light snacks and delicious cocktails from 4pm everyday, excluding Mondays.

JW's Steakhouse

On the other hand JW's Steakhouse is a popular option for steak lovers. This laid-back restaurants offers a relaxed interior complete with comfortable overstuffed armchairs and a mahogany bar. This award-winning restaurant serves anything from Maine lobsters to fillet steak for a reasonable price. 

Things to do in Dubai in March

Al Ahmadiya School and Heritage House

For an up close and personal glimpse into Dubai's rich history, be sure to visit the Al Ahmadiya School and Heritage House. The school was opened in 1912 and became famous throughout the UAE for being Dubai's first educational establishment.

Behind the school is the founder's old home which, along with the school building, has been renovated to allow visitors to understand life in Dubai before the modern advancements and architecture seen today. Admission is free and the air conditioning makes it a great place to cool off.

Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay located at Atlantis is one of the world's largest and most sophisticated dolphin habitats in the world. Visitors can choose from an array of dolphin experiences suitable for all ages and swimming abilities. Interactions range from standing in shallow waters and petting the dolphins to swimming and scuba diving alongside these majestic creatures.

Gravity Zone

Adrenaline junkies will love Gravity Zone, a 50m bungee jump located opposite the Dubai Bowling Centre. Free falling may seem very nerve racking to some people, but once you try it you will never regret it! To be able to bungee jump you must be over the age of 14 and weigh no more than 217kg. 

March events in Dubai

Taste of Dubai

1st March 2019 to 31st March 2019

Taste of Dubai is an annual event celebrating flavour from around the world. With over 30 chefs to cook and give demonstrations, an assortment of entertainment, a kids' zone and more, no one will be bored! This could be your chance to finally cook alongside celebrity chefs, and realise your potential. Dates to be confirmed.

Website:

http://tasteofdubaifestival.com/

Horse Fair

Dubai Racing Cup

1st March 2019 to 30th April 2019

The international Dubai World Cup Carnival is one of the biggest racing events in the world, with a grand prize for the winner of US$10 million. Join the experts at a race meet, or a Saturday afternoon cards where they offer a Terrace brunch for excellent value.

Website:

http://www.dubaiworldcup.com/

Art Dubai

20th March 2019 to 23rd March 2019

The Annual Art Dubai fair is a must see event for any art lover. The fair gives artists opportunities to showcase their work, creating a platform to share innovative artwork, and local artists.

Website:

http://www.artdubai.ae/

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