Dubai Weather September Averages, Dubai
What's the Weather like in Dubai in September
The hot and dry desert climate of Dubai is one of the top reasons why this Middle Eastern resort is one of the most popular holiday destinations with travelers. In fact, Dubai City is regarded as the 8th most visited city, and Dubai International Airport the 6th busiest airport in the world. But Dubai has much more than just sun, sea and surf.
Temperatures begin to drop in September, marking the end of the summer, but with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C, Dubai is still a hotspot - literally. Like the summer months, there is practically no rainfall and the humidity finally begins to subside, visitors shouldn't find themselves too damp or uncomfortable.
The average temperature during September is still very hot at 33°C 4°C higher than October. The warm season in Dubai typically lasts from May 18th until September 25th, with an average daily high of 37°C and an average low of 31°C.
The highest temperature recorded in September in recent years was a blistering 45.1°C, while the lowest was only 16.5°C.
Average Sunshine Hours
Over the course of September the length of day is gradually decreasing. The shortest day of the month is September 30th with a total of 11:56 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day of the month is September 1st with 12:38 hours of daylight. The amount of sunshine hours are slowly decreasing too, but they are still the same compared to August at 10 hours.
The cloud cover in Dubai is generally low throughout the year. During September the median cloud cover is a clear 1% and does not vary substantially over the course of the month. As an example, on September 15th, the sky is clear or mostly clear 77% of the time and only partly cloudy 3% of the time. So you are pretty much guaranteed clear skies and very hot weather if you choose to stay in Dubai during September.
The humidity in September usually ranges from a comfortable 31% to a very humid 91% over the course of the month, rarely dropping below a dry 16% or reaching a very humid 100%.
The air is typically driest around September 12th, at which time the relative humidity drops below a comfortable 39% three days out of four. The humidity levels are predicted to be highest around September 30th, rising above a humid 82%, three days out of four.
Over the course of September, the dew point generally varies from a comfortable 15°C to a very oppressive 27°C, and rarely falls below 8°C or above 29°C.
September experiences typical wind speeds varying from just 1 m/s to 7 m/s, which is considered as a light to moderate breeze, rarely ever exceeding 8 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s is expected to occur around September 1st, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is a moderate 7 m/s.
On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s occurs around September 30th, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 7 m/s. At this time of year in Dubai the wind is most often coming from the south 16% of the time and the west 15% of the time.
Average Sea Temperature
Sea temperatures at this time of year are also gradually starting to decrease from 33°C in August to 32°C in September. However, the temperature is still perfect for swimming and water sports such as windsurfing!
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Dubai Hotels in September
The 4* Ramada Jumeirah offers convenient and comfortable accommodation in the centre of Dubai for just £59 per night. The on-site Magnum Bar classes itself as the 'chicest lounge bar in Jumeirah' and serves exotic cocktails and light bites. For something a bit more reminiscent of home, the Scottish-themed bar, The Docks, serves up some of the best whiskies in Dubai.
Winchester Hotel Apartments
The Winchester Hotel Apartments are located down Kuwait Street in Al Mankhool Bur, Dubai. These deluxe apartments consist of fully furnished studios, luxury and deluxe bedrooms and even royal two bedroom apartments. Amenities include a flat screen LCD TV, cooking facilities, daily house keeping, a safe and air-conditioning.
London Crown Hotel
The London Crown Hotel is an affordable, modern hotel located in the Bur Dubai in city centre of Dubai. The hotel has an excellent location, situated just a two minute walk from the Burjuman Shopping Centre and the Dubai Metro Station.
Corp Executive Al Khoory Hotel
On the other hand, the Corp Executive Al Khoory Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Dubai in Al Wasl Road and is just a 10-minute drive from the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, minibar, ensuite bathroom and safety deposit box. Some rooms even come with an extended terrace overlooking the city centre.
Beaches in Dubai for September
Royal Island Beach Club Dubai
The Royal Island Beach Club Dubai is not free but it offers stunning surroundings an access the World Islands. Situated on the island of Lebanon, this beach club features private chalets, a restaurant, swimming pool and two luxurious beach areas to choose from.
For something a little bit different why not head to the Dubai Creek, which is large saltwater lake located in Dubai, which ends at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. There are a number of traditional boat tours and water taxis that sail across the creek throughout the day.
Bars and Restaurants
Table 9 is a unique restaurant located in the Hilton Dubai Creek, which has earned a reputation for its high-quality and original cuisine. Set up in 2011 by Gordon Ramsay's protégés, Nick Alvis and Scott Price, this restaurant has won several public and industry awards for its innovative approach to modern European cuisine.
Chi @ The Lodge
Chi @ The Lodge, situated at the Al Nasr Leisure-land is a renowned nightclub, popular with the younger generation. This club is known for pumping out the best tracks in funk, house and Hip-Hop and also organizes many themed nights throughout the week. Overall, the nightclub offers four large rooms, a semi outdoor dance area and a VIP room.
Ikandy Ultralounge is a super trendy poolside bar and club, located on the Sheikh Zayed Road. The bar is particularly renowned for its reflecting pink lights, which make white clothes glow in the dark!
Things to do in Dubai in September
Dubai is very proud of its nature and animal-based attractions are some of the most popular in all of Dubai, especially with families with young children. The Dubai Zoo is the oldest zoo within the Arabian Peninsula and houses many native Arabian animals such as the Arabian Wolf and Socotra Cormorants which visitors are unlikely to see anywhere else. The zoo is open daily between 10am - 6pm.
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
For something a bit different, visitors should check out the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Aiming to retain Dubai's natural desert habitat amongst the huge urban expansion in the cities, this reserve offers a glimpse into the historic Dubai and is a fantastic chance to see animals in their natural environment. Many tour operators, including Arabian Adventures, offer activities in the reserve such as camel trekking and falconry.
Local Dubai Tours
On the other hand why not go for a wild ride through the desert in a 4x4. Local Dubai Tours offers a number of excursions out into the desert, in a top-of-the-range, air conditioned vehicle accompanied by an English speaking tour guide. At the end of the day you can also enjoy a barbecue buffet dinner, accompanied by a traditional belly dancing performance.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour
Many activities in Dubai can be rather expensive, however they don't always have to be! The Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour offers a flexible way of sightseeing the city centre with more than 20 convenient stops, dropping you off at places such as the Dubai Museum, the Gold Souk and Jumeirah Beach Park. The ticket also includes a free walking tour, entrance to the Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House and the Arabian Dhow Cruise.