What's the weather like in Dubai in May?
Dubai is on the Persian Gulf Coast in the United Arab Emirates, meaning the city has a hot desert climate with high temperatures all year round. You'll find that things are really hot in May, and there’s virtually no rain but it’s still a bit cooler than the summer’s peak. Dubai is in the Arabian Desert close to the Tropic of Cancer and most of it’s sand. If you're going in May, you should make sure you drink plenty of water, use lots of sun cream, and try to avoid the midday sun.
The average high in Dubai is 37ºC in May, and temperatures stay warm in the evenings which only cool to 23ºC. The sea temperature is 29ºC, which is perfect for swimming, while humidity’s very high. There’s just a single millimetre of rain, and you can expect 13 hours of daylight with 11 hours of sunshine each day. The UV levels are extremely high, so pack plenty of sun cream. The sun goes down at around 7pm.