What’s the weather like in Dubai in December?
Dubai has hot weather all year round thanks to its location on the Persian Gulf. December’s no different and has warm weather and constant sun despite technically being winter. You'll like Dubai at this time of year if you'd rather stay away from the scorching summer heat.
Dubai’s in the Arabian Desert close to the Tropic of Cancer, which is why you'll get such hot weather in December. Even at this time, you should still be careful in the sun so you avoid getting sunstroke, especially if you're heading into the desert. Drink lots of water, stay out of the midday sun and make sure you're using lots of sun cream.
The average high temperature during December is 26ºC, so you can look forward to warm winter sun. It’s still pleasant in the evenings, although you might want to bring a light top as things tend to cool to 15ºC at night. The average sea temperature’s 25ºC, while humidity’s low and ranges from 45% to 90%. Even though it’s winter there’s still hardly any rain, with an average of just 14mm across two rainy days.
During December you can expect 11 hours of daylight per day, and there will usually be eight hours of bright sunshine, making Dubai a great destination for winter sun. Don't forget to pack your sun cream, as the UV index remains at a moderate level. Sunset is around 5.30pm throughout December.