Abu Dhabi - Post Report Question and Answers

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

November to March is nearly perfect... June, July, August and September can be hot and humid. The locals don't go out much until 9pm or later. - Feb 2020

The colder months between October and the end of April are very, very nice and pleasant. This is the perfect time to come here. Between May and September, it can get really hot, with July/August being the hottest months. It can get humid here, too, but not as humid as I expected a city at a sea to be. It doesn’t rain very often, but we’ve had an unusual rainy spring this year with around 10x times or so raining. - Jun 2019

May-September very hot, October -April pretty pleasant and it can get chilly in January and February. - Sep 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 2009

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