Climate zone: The northern parts of the United Arab Emirates are in the subtropics, the southern regions in the tropics.
It is warm to hot all year round and invites to bathe at average water temperatures of 28 degrees.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in the United Arab Emirates
hours of sunshine per day rainy days per month Precipitation in mm/day Relative humidity in % Water temperature Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
Temperature records of the last 36 years
The hottest temperature measured from 1983 to December 2019 was reported by the Dubai Airp weather station. In August 2003 the record temperature of 47.1 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 3 weather stations in the United Arab Emirates below 30 metres altitude, was recorded in 2017 with an average temperature of 36.7 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 34.9 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 44.3 °C.
The coldest day in these 36 years was reported by the weather station Abu Dhabi Airp. Here the temperature dropped to 11.3 °C in February 2019. Abu Dhabi Airp lies at an altitude of 27 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1983 with an average temperature of 18.6 °C. In the United Arab Emirates, it is usual to have about 2.6 degrees more at 21.2 °C for this three-month period.