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Dubai Weather in May, United Arab Emirates

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    11 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    0 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    10 mm

May, 2024

1 Avg 30º 86º
2 Avg 30º 86º
3 Avg 31º 88º
4 Avg 32º 90º
5 Avg 32º 90º
6 Avg 33º 91º
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10 Avg 33º 91º
11 Avg 31º 88º
12 Avg 32º 90º
13 Avg 34º 93º
14 Avg 33º 91º
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16 Avg 32º 90º
17 Avg 33º 91º
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19 Avg 32º 90º
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22 Avg 33º 91º
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26 Avg 33º 91º
27 Avg 33º 91º
28 Avg 33º 91º
29 Avg 33º 91º
30 Avg 34º 93º
31 Avg 34º 93º
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What's The Weather Like in Dubai in May?

Situated on the Persian Gulf Coast, Dubai is a resort destination within the United Arab Emirates with white sandy beaches to the east and the Hajar Mountains to the West, with vast amounts of urban sprawl and desert in between. The area is hot and dry year round.

Is Dubai Hot In May?

May is the start of the summer in Dubai and sees temperatures highs ranging from 23°C-36°C, with an average of 31°C.

Does It Rain In Dubai In May?

As Dubai is a desert region, rain in May is very rare so it's a great time for being outdoors, though beware of the high humidity levels, which may be uncomfortable for some. Precipitation in Dubai is very rare; in May the average probability of rainfall on any given day is only 3%, with little variation over the course of the month.

May Sunshine Hours In Dubai

During May the sunshine hours are starting to increase up to 11 hours on average. However, the daylight hours stay relatively constant throughout the month. The shortest day in May is May 1st with 13:07 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is May 31st with 13:36 hours of daylight in total.

Is Dubai Humid In May?

During May the relative humidity ranges from a dry 26% to a very humid 89% over the course of the month, rarely dropping below a very dry 11% or exceeding a very humid 100%.

Is Dubai Windy In May?

The wind speeds in May typically vary from 1 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely exceeding 9 m/s. 

How Warm Is the Sea In May In Dubai?

The sea temperature is a very warm 28°C which is perfect for water sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing.

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Dubai Hotels for May

Radisson Blu Deira Creek Hotel

Overlooking the creek is the Radisson Blu Deira Creek hotel, situated in the heart of Dubai. UAE laws prohibit alcohol sales without a permit, but many hotels are licensed to serve tourists, and the Radisson is one of them. Guests have a huge choice of venue, from the British-themed Pub to the New York inspired Up on the 10th to the Dubai hotspot Ku-Bu, there's something for everyone. Rooms at the Radisson cost from just £64 per night.

Dubai Palm Hotel

The Dubai Palm Hotel is an affordable three-star hotel located on Muteena Street, in the heart of Dubai's shopping district. It offers two restaurants and five nightclubs. All of the rooms come with air-conditioning and include a balcony, satellite TV and refrigerator.

Grand Excelsior Hotel

The Grand Excelsior Hotel Al Baharis, is situated within a 10-minute walking distance from the Mall of the Emirates and the local metro station. This beautiful hotel was designed in the style of a cruise ship and offers a number of luxurious, spacious rooms to its guests.

Holiday Inn Express - Jumeirah

Another affordable hotel to look into is the Holiday Inn Express Jumeirah. This two-star hotel is located within walking distance to Jumeirah Beach and the World Trade Centre. 

Dubai Beaches in May

This time of year may be too hot for some people to sunbathe on the beach as temperatures can reach a sweltering 37°C. However, if you really want to top up your tan make sure to put on plenty of sun cream and stay cool by taking a regular dip in the sea and drinking plenty of water.

Wollongong Beach

Wollongong Beach otherwise known as 'Kite Beach' offers a long pristine stretch of sand and is a great place for sunbathing, as it is very quiet. As the name suggests this beach is also popular for water sports such as kite surfing.

Jumeirah Beach

Many of the beaches in Dubai are private and you have to pay to access them, however, Jumeirah Beach is one of the most popular and cheapest beaches in the area. This beach is 1km long and is great for sunbathing, swimming, beach volleyball, walking, or enjoying the stunning views of the world famous Burj Al Arab Hotel.

Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa

If you want somewhere a bit more cosy and intimate head to the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa located in Jumeirah 1. This club offers three swimming pools, a gym, tennis courts, a spa, a kids' play area, table tennis, plus beachside and poolside bars. 

Bars and Restaurants


Dubai is also renowned for having an excellent nightlife. Armani/Prive at the Armani Hotel, Burj Khalifa is known as one of Dubai's best super clubs. This place offers a spacious dance floor and the largest LCD screen in the world!


On the other hand, Boudoir at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa is one of Dubai's most beloved nightclubs. This place has been running for over 10 years and still remains a popular place for tourists and locals on a Friday and Saturday night.

Base Nightclub

Awesome outdoor club , remember to wear a shirt with a collar  !!

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Things to do in Dubai in May

Dubai Creek

For travellers who aren't golf enthusiasts, head over to the Dubai Creek, which runs throughout the emirate, dividing it into two parts. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll along the banks, watching the loading and unloading of the traditional Arabic dhows. One end of the creek has become a wildlife sanctuary, providing homes for over 27,000 birds including flamingos.

Wild Wadi Water Park

To keep cool in the blistering heat make sure to visit the Wild Wadi Water Park situated next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. This water park offers a number of adrenaline-fuelled rides for all ages including the Wipeout Flowrider and Juha's Dhow and Lagoon for the little ones.

Dubai Fountain

The Dubai Fountain is the world's largest choreographed fountain system located on the Burj Khalifa Lake. This impressive project features over 600 lights and 25 coloured projectors, which shoot water up to 152m high.

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