A sub-tropical climate means that any visitors to Abu Dhabi can expect sunny blue skies and high temperatures throughout the year.
Winter is November to March, and sees the most rainfall, averaging around 12 cm a year. Temperatures in the winter range from 10C at night to 24C during the day. Fog is also quite common during the winter months.
Summer lasts from May until September, with extreme heat and humidity. The temperature in summer months can reach 48C, with humidity levels around the 80 – 90 percent mark. The average temperature in the summer is 38C. Sandstorms can be a regular occurrence during late May to early July as well.
Due to powerful air conditioning units in all restaurants, malls and hotels, visitors travelling to the city in the summer should bring warmer clothes, for the icy temperatures inside Abu Dhabi’s buildings!
January tends to be the coolest month of the year, while July and August are the hottest. The average sea temperature in August is 33C – perfect for a deliciously warm swim!
Nearby Al Ain is more susceptible to rain, due to its proximity to the Hajar Mountains, and is also relatively cooler than Abu Dhabi throughout the year.