What to expect when visiting Dubai in October
Dubai’s average day time temperature in October is 35.6c/96F.
Dubai graduates in October from summer extremes to pleasant beach weather. October has historically ranged from highs of 42c/108F at the start of the month, through to manageable day time highs in the low 30s/90F by month-end.
Days are typically clear and sunny, though atmospheric changes can result in early morning fog forming. There is a very low chance of rainfall and thunderstorms in October.
Overnight in the city, you can expect the temperature to lower to around a mild 24.5c/76F. If you are heading into the desert, this can be a little cooler overnight.
Dubai Sea Temperature in October
In October, you should expect Dubai sea temperatures on average of 31c/88F (Maximum sea temperatures are expected of 32c/89F through to a minimum 30c/87F).
For more on what’s happening in Dubai in October, check out this page.
Other weather patterns that are common in Dubai in October
Early morning fog commonly starts to occur from late October as the cooling sea breezes mix overnight with the warm desert air. This layer of fog tends to burn off by mid-morning but can cause havoc on the roads and at the airports on a bad day.
The occurrence of rain and thunderstorms is rare in October but not utterly unheard, but certainly no need to pack your ‘brolly just in case. The UV rays are still most likely to dominate over clouds.
Information sourced from the UAE National Centre of Meteorology climate report 2003-2018 for Dubai International Airport.
What should I pack for October in Dubai?
Both day time and evening temperatures are still hot to mild, so you are unlikely to need to dip into your winter wardrobe just yet unless you want something to brace against the fierce air conditioning inside!
You can read more about what to pack in October for Dubai here.
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