Things to do in Abu Dhabi by season
If you're wondering when is the best time to visit Abu Dhabi, then you should know about the weather in Abu Dhabi. Prepare for cool autumn and winter months that make exploring the outdoors a memorable experience and hotter summer months during which the city's unique indoor attractions come alive. No matter what time of year you arrive for your visit to Abu Dhabi, there will always be plenty to fill your to-do list.
Autumn & Winter in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi's pleasant autumn and winter months (October - February) are the most popular with travellers as temperatures are perfect for getting outdoors, whether that's lounging at the beach or hiking in the mountains. Dining alfresco is a popular pastime during the cooler months, with restaurants and cafes centred around exquisite menus and breathtaking views.
There is an endless list of places to visit in Abu Dhabi in winter. It's a perfect time of year to take a trip to Al Ain to take in the natural wonder of Al Ain Oasis. Be sure to venture into the Empty Quarter, a sprawling sandy landscape filled with exciting activities and relaxing retreats.
Spring & Summer in Abu Dhabi
As it gets warmer from March through to September, travellers refresh at one of the city's many pools and beach clubs as temperatures can reach 45℃. It's also the time of year when tickets to indoor attractions are the hottest in town, like the world's largest indoor theme park, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi.
Even though it's hotter than usual, you'll never be bored as there are so many places to visit in Abu Dhabi in the summer. It's a fantastic time of year to step inside some of the emirate's cultural icons. The Louvre Abu Dhabi in the heart of Saadiyat Island is a must-visit for art lovers and Qasr Al Hosn is a great place to immerse yourself in Emirati culture, crafts and history.
A special time of year
Ramadan in Abu Dhabi is magical and will begin in March and last for around one month. Unmissable events grace the calendar and exclusive offers make shopping incredible. Whether you’re in the city for a day, a week or a whole month, there is a unique Ramadan experience waiting to make your stay in Abu Dhabi memorable.
Travel tips for Abu Dhabi
Winter is the peak season for visitors to Abu Dhabi. Book early and book smart when it comes to choosing your accommodation to get the best price.
Even in winter, daytime temperatures can still soar if you're on a sun lounger around the pool or on the beach, so be sure to pack sunscreen.
Get around the most popular Abu Dhabi attractions using the complimentary Shuttle Bus.