What to expect when visiting Dubai in July
How hot does it get in Dubai in July?
Dubai’s average day time maximum temperature in July is 41.3°C (106.3°F).
Dubai starts reaching its summer peak temperatures in July and there is little reprieve as temperatures don’t drop much between day and night. Maximum highs you can expect in July are 48.5°C (119.3°F) while overnight lows will only dip as far as 30.4°C (86.7°F). The average temperature in July is 33.3°C (92°F).
Dubai Sea Temperature in July
In July, you should expect sea temperatures on average of 32.7°C (90.9°F). The minimum sea temperature you may experience in July is around 30.8°C (89°F) but expect highs in the water around Dubai up to 34.7°C (92.9°F) by the end of July.
It’s really not the best time to plan a beach trip to Dubai. While overnight air temperature drops a little, the sea temperatures in the Arabian Gulf do not. You will be OK with a chilled resort pool, but you really won’t get much relief at the beach – and remember that sand is going to be exceptionally hot underfoot too.
Fear not though, there’s still plenty happening in July indoors.
Other weather patterns that are common in Dubai in July
Long daylight hours and high UV are the norm for July. Rain and sand storms are exceptionally rare at this time of year though you may find the city is shrouded in a significant heat haze which reduces visibility.
Humidity is not as high as in August but nonetheless, the “feels like” temperature which accounts for humidity and wind chill can regularly push over 50°C (122°F). As the month goes on the heat feels closer rather than a dry desert heat experienced further north in the Middle East.
What should I pack for July in Dubai?
In July you are packing for extreme heat. Sunhat, sunglasses and a good SPF sunscreen are essentials. Also bear in mind it can be freezing inside due to the intense air conditioning!
You will want long, loose clothing if you are out and about – cottons work best in the heat. Whilst indoors and evenings a shawl or cardigan might be needed.
If you plan to head on a desert safari in the evening you won’t need a jumper, though you may prefer closed-toe shoes as the sand can be intensely hot underfoot.
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Information sourced from the National Centre of Meteorology climate report 2003-2018 for Dubai International Airport.