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Abu Dhabi

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

May-September very hot, October -April pretty pleasant and it can get chilly in January and February. - Sep 12, 2017
Winter between November and February is absolutely lovely. The rest of the year is hot, humid, and dusty. About three days ago the UAE had the hottest temperature on earth. A very dubious honor. - Jun 8, 2015
Hellishly hot, long summers -- like nowhere else I've been. Central Africa is pleasanter. Unbelievable humidity from April through November; don't plan to be outdoors much. Although, to be fair, the cooler weather has lasted far longer than usual in 2013. November through March is pleasant, even a little chilly some nights, and usually less humid. - May 19, 2013
Gorgeous from November to April when there are balmy breezes as well as sunshine with sunset much later than in a northern European winter. Scorchingly hot and unbearably humid in the summer so that much time is spent inside with the air conditioning full on. - Jul 20, 2012
Cool, pleasant winters, as noted above - offset by summer heat and humidity (April through October, more or less) that can at worst be unbearable. You basically live an inside life in summer, much as Northerners do in deep winter. - Aug 9, 2011
From December through February it's beautiful. It sprinkles rain maybe five days a year at most; always sunny for the most part except for occasional sandstorms. From April through October temps are brutally hot and everybody stays indoors. - Jul 17, 2011
From October to March it is GORGEOUS. The midday temperature is usually around 80 degrees. From April - September however, watch out. It is crazy hot and impossible to go outside. I hate air conditioning but am forced to keep it cranked high 24 hours a day during these months. Temperatures can easily top 120 degrees. - Nov 7, 2010
Winter weather (November - April) is great with temperatures ranging anywhere from 19-28 degrees depending on time of day. It rains here but is infrequent. Many people leave the country in the summer (May-Oct) to escape the unbearable heat and humidity. Temperatures can reach 50 degrees. - Jan 31, 2010
Oct thru April is wonderful at 70 F for daily highs. Skies are clearer. Summer hot, usually 115 F, with dirty skies. Buildings begin to look very old in the summer. There is of course no rain, just a few hours in the winter. It is desert. - Aug 25, 2009