Summer in Dubai: Ways to Beat the Heat!
1. What are some common ways to cool down in Dubai during hot summer days?
# Summer in Dubai: Ways to Beat the Heat
Dubai is a hot place, especially during the summer months. Temperatures regularly exceed 40C and the combination of extreme heat and humidity can make the summer months challenging to bear. Before you head to Dubai, make sure to plan your trip so you can make the most of those hot summer days and evenings while staying out of the worst of the heat. Here’s a look at how to beat the heat and make the most of your summer in Dubai.
## Planning Your Trip: Pick the Right Time
In the summer, it’s important to pick the right time to travel. According to [Weather Atlas](https://www.weather-atlas.com/en/uae/dubai-climate), the days in between May and October will be hottest and most humid. If you are able to time your trip between November and April, you’ll avoid the worst of the heat and it will be much more pleasant to explore the outdoors.
## Scheduling Indoor Activities
While spending time outdoors (reading about 0°C and 100°C in [WMO blog](https://public.wmo.int/en/blogs/managing-risks-associated-extreme-heat) is definitely part of your Dubai experience, hitting some of the city’s indoor attractions can help you get respite from the heat. There are plenty of places to choose from, including indoor attractions like the Dubai Aquarium and the Global Village.
## Take Advantage of AC
Dubai is a hot place and many of the country’s attractions (like the Dubai Mall) boast state of the art air conditioning to help keep visitors comfortable during the interminable summer months. Take advantage of these air-conditioned havens and make sure you’re drinking plenty of fluids while you enjoy the AC.
## Cool off in the Pool and on the Beach
If the heat is too much to bear, pop in a cool dip in the pool or take a trip to one of Dubai’s many beaches. Be sure to remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, water and snacks to the beach. Also, the beaches in Dubai have a bit unusual rules, such as limited swimming attire options. Make sure you read up on the rules before you head to the beach.
## Beat the Heat Later in the Day
The temperatures can still be hot and humid late in the day, but hitting some of Dubai’s [outdoor attractions,](https://www.timeoutdubai.com/outdoors) like the Dubai Fountain or ski Dubai, may be more manageable IF you’re looking to enjoy some of the sights without soaring temperatures.
## Make the Most of the Night
The night time temperatures are often a bit cooler, so capitalize on them. Plan outdoor’ activities more towards the night and you’ll be able to enjoy some of the iconic sights of Dubai without roasting in the scorching summer heat.
No matter when you visit Dubai, it’ll be hot and you’ll need to employ a few tricks to make the most of your trip and beat the heat. From timing your trip correctly to taking advantage of air conditioning, there are plenty of ways to stay cool during the hot summer months. So plan ahead and make the most of your time in the Middle East’s city of dreams.