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Seeking Out The Best of Dubai in February 2023

by Dubai Travel Planner

Everything you need to know about visiting Dubai in February

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February makes a superb time of the year for tourists who like to avoid the peak crowds and enjoy great outdoor experiences in Dubai while the weather is still mild.

It’s also a great month for romantics looking for Valentine’s holiday deals in one of Dubai’s luxury resorts, adventure lovers that want to head to the mountains, and sports fans of all varieties with a huge lineup of indoor and outdoor events.

Dubai weather in February

Dubai’s average daytime maximum temperature in February is 25.6°C/78°F, with highs as much as 37.5°C/99°F and lows overnight averaging 15.6°C/60°F.

In February, you should expect sea temperatures on average of 22.4°C/72.3°F (maximum sea temperatures are expected of 23.5°C/73.4°F through to a minimum of 21.3°C/71.2°F).

Whilst the outside air temperature is starting to warm up for Spring, it is the coolest time of the year for water temperatures, albeit most resorts and hotels heat their pools for year-round enjoyment.

Fog and rain are both common occurrences in February, but on the whole, you will mostly experience bright sunny days.

You can read more about expected Dubai weather in February here, along with our suggested ideas of what to pack for Dubai in February.

Further Reading: The best times to visit Dubai: Every season explained

Dubai Special Events February 2023

A superb lineup of events in Dubai in 2023, from live entertainment to literature, sporting and outdoors, here’s what you’ll find in Dubai this month:

Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is a must for first-time Dubai visitors – great to explore in the cooler winter months

Note that some water parks do their annual maintenance in the coolest winter months, and some rides and attractions may be closed; check before booking tickets to avoid any disappointment:

Suggested Dubai activities in February 2023

As the mild winter days continue into February, it’s the perfect time of year to do some outdoor exploring. In and around Dubai city, we suggest you try:

Day trips this February from Dubai

This is the perfect time of year to discover more of Dubai’s backyard and heard into the mountains and desert for a unique Dubai experience. Why not try:

Trailer cabins in the Hatta Mountains
A unique Dubai experience overnight in the Hatta Mountains

Find all the best Dubai day trip ideas here.

Dubai with Kids in February

Whilst the days are still so mild, the perfect activity with kids is to enjoy the parks and gardens that the city has to offer – yes in the desert! It’s also a local mid-term break for schools so expect a few extra activities to be going on around mid-month. Our favourite Dubai parks for winter are:

  • Dubai Garden Glow and Dinosaur Park – you will find this close to the city in Zabeel Park. A nightly event from 4:00 pm where you can watch giant animated dinosaurs roar to life, before the sunset, and the park comes alive with totally instagrammable glowing creations.
  • Dubai Miracle Garden – where you will find the world’s largest flower garden by total number of blooms, a truly magical walk through floral houses to the centrepiece Emirates A380 floral creations. Swing and hammock your way around and enjoy one of the city’s prettiest little spots.
  • Safa Park – a favourite with locals, this is where you will find your slice of tranquillity in inner Dubai. Barbequing, ball games and picnicking are all popular activities in this family park, along with bike riding and boating on the lake, a bargain day out for just a few dirham entry fee.
  • You can find our complete guide to Dubai’s best parks and gardens here.
  • Families won’t want to miss the opening of the new Legoland Hotel Dubai at Dubai Parks & Resorts, adding to the sensational list of things to see and do on the eastern side of town.
  • Harry Potter fans will want to check out the new Wizarding World store, at the Mall of the Emirates

Note that some water parks do their annual maintenance in the coolest winter months; some rides and attractions may be closed, so check before booking tickets to avoid any disappointment:

If you find yourself with a rainy day, try the entirely indoor theme park IMG Worlds of Adventure, or partially indoors Motiongate Dubai. There’s a bumper list of indoor ideas here to keep you busy too if you do hit one of those rare wet experiences on your trip to Dubai!

Check out the best things to do every month in Dubai here

More Frequently Asked Questions About February in Dubai

Is Dubai warm in February?

February is historically the second coolest month of the year in Dubai. Daytime temperatures generally do not exceed 30 °C, you can expect an average high of a very mild 25.6°C/78°F.

Can you go to the beach in Dubai in February?

You most definitely can, though locals might tell you it’s on the cooler side!

If you’re coming from the depths of winter elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere, you’ll likely find it pleasant with average February sea temperatures of 22.4°C/72.3°F.

If you are staying in a resort hotel, they will almost certainly have pool heating on still in February.

Does it rain in Dubai in February?

It wouldn’t be unusual to experience some light rain – or even a thunderstorm – when visiting Dubai in February.

Although an arid desert climate, the cooler winter months can bring sporadic rainfall in Dubai. On average, the city experiences 35mm of rainfall in February, the highest of the year, though the last few years have been very dry.

Before you go… More important things you should know when planning a trip to Dubai

  • Don’t forget to pack your travel insurance!!!

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