Arrivals & Departures Perfect timing for Dubai

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The end of the year offers the best time to visit Dubai.

With temperate weather and an impressive line-up of events, November and December is an excellent time to visit Dubai.

The weather

It's no secret Dubai gets hot – really hot. While 33 to 40 degrees is the norm, weather during the months of October, November, December is cooler.

Moderate heat and sunshine mean Dubai’s outdoor offerings can be enjoyed in relative comfort. Think jet skiing or splashing around on record-breaking slides at Aquadventure.

Luxury digs

Hotel prices right now are moderate to low, which means you can stay in the absolute luxury that has become synonymous with the city.

If you can’t afford the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, repeatedly voted the most luxurious hotel in the world, take advantage of hotel points with major hotel chains like JW Marriott and the Intercontinental which are both in the area. 

Festival season

Some of Dubai’s most exciting events take place in November and December. Aussies especially can look forward to the Dubai Rugby Sevens where 16 international teams compete over three days.

For those less interested in sport, Dubai hosts a large Caribbean themed colour run, an indoor Ice Warrior challenge, and a street shoe called Sole DXB in November.

December marks the UAE’s National Day festivities, an international film festival, and the impressive New Year’s Eve celebration.

No rain on your parade

On average November and December see just five days with rain, so it’s pretty safe odds your adventure won’t get rained out.

The dryness allows perfect conditions for a skydive, sand board, or a drive through the dunes.

Shop ‘til you drop

What can be better than tax-free shopping?

Dubai boasts the world’s biggest mall and a variety of the famous souks or outdoor Arabian markets selling everything from jewellery to spices. 

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