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The Weather in Dubai in September?

Updated: May 10, 2024

September in Dubai features hot and humid weather; however, rainfall is exceedingly rare.


Daytime high temperatures will tend to be around 39-40 C (102 to 104 F) early in the month but will moderate to around 36-37 C (97-99 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the hotter days, especially early in the month can reach up near 42 C (108 F).

The record high temperature in Dubai during September is 45.1 C (113.2 F).  

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be around 27-28 C (81-83 F) early in the month, cooling off to around 24-26 C (75-79 F near the end of the month.

A few of the cooler mornings can sometimes dip down near 22 C (72 F).

The record low temperature in Dubai during September is 16.5 C (61.7 F) 

Does It Rain in September?

During September you should expect 21-22 sunny, 3-5 partly sunny, and 4-5 mostly cloudy days with most of the cloudy days occurring early in the month.

Rainfall is rare this month, occurring only about once every decade.  


The number of daylight hours decreases this month from about 12.6 hours on the 1st to 11.9 hours by the 30th. 


Wind speeds during this month tend to be light to gentle, averaging 6-19 kph (4-12 mph).

Ocean Temperatures

The beach may be a good way to get some relief from the afternoon heat as the ocean temperatures, although warm at around 31-32 C (89-91 F), are still cooler than the very hot daytime air temperature.

What to Wear in Dubai in September

Hot 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 September

Although it's getting later in the year, it's still going to be very hot in Dubai, so you might want to consider indoor activities during the day.

One option you might want to consider is a trip to either the Dubai Aquarium or the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

If you absolutely must spend some time outdoors during the day, consider a trip to one of the waterparks in Dubai such as Aquaventure and LEGOLAND Waterpark.

Many of these activities are included at no extra cost with at least one Dubai concession pass, allowing you to save money on admission for each attraction.

Check our post on things to do in Dubai for even more excellent ideas.

Fred Pickhardt   
Ocean Weather Services 

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: May 10th, 2024
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