Dubai residents wait for winter all year long. Indeed, those three months of the year are the most anticipated and enjoyed ones, with people talking about winter year-round and counting down the days. After all, Dubai takes on a new face during this season, which makes the entire city one of the best to visit in the Middle East during winter.
Temperatures are actually bearable
Anyone who lives in Dubai will complain about the weather at least 10 times a day during summer. After all, temperatures rise as high as 50°C (122°F), making it impossible to be outdoors without dehydrating. However, winter in the city has weather that is not only bearable—it’s actually delightful! People will find any excuse to be outside during winter in Dubai and take advantage of the brief period of time when the city has a breeze and comfortable temperatures.
Winter is beach season
Beach season is an exciting time all around the world. People simply love tanning and enjoying the sea water. However, in Dubai, that is done during winter. Since it’s too hot outside during the rest of the year, this is the season to work on the perfect tan. For those who are looking for a winter destination that does not involve coats and gloves, booking a trip to Dubai will guarantee that they’ll only have to pack swimsuits.
New Year’s in Dubai is a blast
Dubai is known worldwide for its New Year’s festivities. There is no shortage of ways to spend New Year’s Eve (NYE) in the city. Whether one wants to spend it on the beach or in a luxurious hotel watching the Burj Khalifa fireworks, one thing is for sure: New Year’s in Dubai is always fun. People start planning their NYE months in advance, picking the perfect dress—yes, the weather is perfect to wear short dresses, with no need for jackets and such—and choosing the best venue from which to view the epic fireworks.
All the best events take place in winter
Dubai is big on events. They can focus on fitness, fashion, music or food, and they are a way that the city keeps its residents and visitors entertained year-round. However, most of the best and biggest events actually take place in winter. Anything from the biggest concerts in town to the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship takes place at the beginning of the year when the weather is good enough to be outside.
It’s the perfect time to get fit
Trying to stay fit is a constant job that should be executed throughout the year. However, when the temperature is boiling, and a run outside is an outrageous concept, this can be a bit of a challenge. Winter encourages people to be outside running, biking and simply staying active. Many gyms start to offer outdoor classes during the colder months of the year because Dubai’s fit residents crave the fresh air.
The city is pumping
Dubai is always a busy city. However, winter is the peak season for tourism, and the city becomes full of new faces from all around the world, exciting the residents and giving Dubai a new energy that it does not have in any other season. Clubs have more people than usual, and events are packed. People are outdoors spending time with each other. This pumping stream of people feeds Dubai’s livelihood and makes it an even more pleasant place to be.
Sunsets are epic
Locals and tourists get their phones ready to capture the best sunset pictures of the year during winter. Unfortunately, summer gives the city a gloomy sky due to excessive heat and humidity. However, winter paints the Dubai skies all shades of orange and pink, which makes some of the most breathtaking sunsets in the world. It’s common for people to plan their night out around the sunset so that they can watch the sun go down in the beautiful and colorful sky.
Winter is camping season
For those looking for any good reason to be outside, camping is a fantastic way in which to enjoy the weather and make the most of the cooler temperatures. People in Dubai will commonly head to the desert in order to camp, where the temperature drops even lower. It gives them a real chance to be cold, something that is very rare in Dubai, with the exception of air conditioning.