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How is the Weather in Dubai During March?

Updated: July 31, 2023

March in Dubai features warm days and comfortable nights. Humidity levels increase with about 3 days, on average, considered muggy. 


Daytime high temperatures average near 26 C (79 F) early in the month, warming to around 30 C (86 F) later in the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially late in the month, can reach up near 35 C (95 F). The record high temperature in Dubai during March is 41.3 C (106.3 F). 

Late night and early morning lows tend to be around 16 C (61 F) early in the month, warming closer to 19-20 C (66-68 F) near the end of the month. 

A few of the cooler mornings, especially early in the month, can dip down near 55 F. The record low temperature in Dubai during March is 9.0 C (48.2 F).

Sky and Rain

During March, Dubai features, on average, about 20-21 mostly sunny, 2-4 partly sunny, and 7-8 mostly cloudy days.

You should also expect about 9-10 days with some blowing dust or sand and about 5-6 days with some rain, but amounts tend to be light. 


The amount of daylight increases this month from about 11.6 hours on the 1st to about 12.4 hours by the 31st. 


Wind speeds during this month tend to be light to gentle, averaging 6-19 kph (4-12 mph) but occasionally can be moderate at 20-28 kph (13-18 mph).

Ocean Temperatures  

March is a good time for the beach as water temperatures start to warm from about 22C (71-72 F) early in the month to near 23-24 C (73-75 F) by the end of the month. 

What to Wear in Dubai During March

March is when the weather starts getting much warmer. Dress for warm to very warm afternoons with comfortable nights. Wear clothing that covers your shoulders and your knees.

Do not wear clothes that are too tight or too revealing for both men and women. Women can wear long dresses, tops, shirts, t-shirts, pants, and jeans.

It is best to avoid wearing any sleeveless shirts, sleeveless dresses, mini-skirts, and short shorts. For the cooler nights or trips near water or in the desert, make sure to pack a pair of long pants/long skirt and a sweater. 

Things to Do in Dubai During March

The weather should begin to heat up this month, but that doesn't mean it'll be too hot to enjoy some of the best activities in this city. As always, it'll undoubtedly be a good time to take a pay-what-you-wish Dubai walking tour.

March will mark the 10th edition or the Sikka Art & Design Festival, and there will be all kinds of events taking place in celebration, including movie screenings, workshops, and more.

If it does get hot enough, you might want to consider a trip to one of Dubai's water-based theme parks such as Aquaventure Waterpark or LEGOLAND Waterpark, both included with the Go City Dubai Pass.

For more ideas, make sure to read our full post covering things to do in Dubai during March.

Fred Pickhardt    

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: July 31st, 2023
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