Best Time To Go
Keep in mind that it will be hot no matter when you visit Dubai. Between November and March the weather is milder (think a balmy 73 degrees). The world's richest horse race, the Dubai World Cup, takes place in March. Avoid going in July and August, when the heat feels unbearable and temperatures clock north of 103 degrees.
Don’t plan to walk; in this city, metered taxis are the most popular and ubiquitous mode of transportation. There’s a mandatory flat rate of $3 (ladies-only cab services are also available). The Dubai metro, divided into four cars that include ladies-only and “gold class,” will get you to all the most popular neighborhoods.
August is the hottest month, with an average high of 96°F (36°C). January is the coldest month, with an average high of 66°F (19°C).
Know Before You Go
The city essentially shuts down for the holy month of Ramadan (dates change each year). Restaurants are closed in order to respect muslims that are fasting, and it’s illegal to eat, drink, or smoke in public during this period.
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