This post is about the weather in Dubai in August.
August is very hot and humid but with little or no rainfall.
Daytime high temperatures tend to average around 39-40 C (102-104 F) throughout this month with a few afternoons reaching up near 44 C (111 F).
The record high temperature in Dubai during August is 48.7 C (119.7 F).
Late night and early morning low temperatures average around 29-31 C (84-88 F), although a few mornings can dip down to about 27 C (80-81 F).
The record low temperature in Dubai during August is 17.6 C (63.7 F).
How Much Rain?
During August you can expect about 13 sunny, 6 partly sunny, and 12 mostly cloudy days.
Blowing dust and sand should be expected on about 15 days, while rainfall is rare this month, averaging once every 4-5 years.
The number of daylight hours decreases this month from 13.3 hours on the 1st to about 12.7 hours by the 31st.
Wind speeds during this month tend to be light to gentle, averaging 6-19 kph (4-12 mph).
The beach may be a good way to get some relief from the summer heat as the ocean temperatures, although warm at around 33 C (91-92 F), are still cooler than the very hot daytime air temperature.
What to Wear in Dubai During August?
Hot summer weather prevails this month but always wear clothing that covers your shoulders and your knees.
Dress in light, airy fabrics that will keep you cool but do not wear clothes that are too tight or too revealing for both men and women. Women should wear loose-fitting dresses and tops and trousers.
Skirts should be knee-length or longer, and shorts should be avoided. It's best to avoid wearing any sleeveless shirts, sleeveless dresses, mini-skirts, and short shorts.
Also don’t forget to bring sunglasses, a sun hat, and sunscreen.
Things to Do in Dubai in August
It's going to be quite hot this month, so you might want to avoid going out during the day or participating in fun activities that allow you to cool down a bit.
Most of these activities and attractions are included at no extra cost with one or more Dubai tourist passes.
For more ideas, make sure to check our full post covering things to do in Dubai.
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