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As the vibrant capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi has an incredible amount of culture, architecture and experiences you can tap into when you visit, regardless of the time of year.

Whether you're exploring museums and historical landmarks or basking in the sun on Saadiyat Island, your itinerary will be packed to make the most of your stay. Let's delve into when to visit Abu Dhabi.

Fall and Winter: October to March

  • Embrace the cooler temperatures ranging from 28°C to 18°C during this period, which coincide with the festive season.
  • Engage in outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and experiencing events like the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix or Taste of Abu Dhabi. Make the most of the outdoors during this time of year.
  • December is the best month to visit Abu Dhabi, with pleasant days and cooler evenings. Pack a light jacket or sweater, especially if you're heading out into the desert.

Spring: March to April

  • Enjoy the transition to warmer temperatures ranging from 20°C to 30°C, an ideal time to visit the beaches and the beautiful landscapes of the city.
  • Take a day trip to Al Ain and stroll around the oasis' picturesque walkways, shaded by thousands of palm trees.
  • Opt for light, breathable clothing, especially during daytime excursions.

Summer: May to September

  • Embrace the warmth of summer while taking a break indoors.
  • Explore the impressive shopping malls, enjoy thrilling rides at indoor amusement parks or discover marine wildlife at SeaWorld Yas Island.
  • Light, airy clothing like loose T-shirts and shorts are recommended while sunscreen is a must. Carry a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during your stay.

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Frequently asked questions about the best time to travel to Abu Dhabi.

Visiting Abu Dhabi between April to May would likely be slightly cheaper than other months of the year.

June to August are the hottest months in Abu Dhabi.

A minimum of 3 to 5 days is recommended to visit Abu Dhabi and its attractions.

The best time to visit UAE is between November to May.