Time and Weather in Dubai, UAE

Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in the GST (Gulf Standard Time) time zone, UTC/GMT +4 hours. The sunrise is at 06:03 and the sunset at 18:25 for the moment of the beginning of September 2018. The length of the day is 12 hours 21 minutes. The time in Dubai is 3 hours ahead of Greenwich, London. 

Dubai is located in the area of tropical desert climate with hot, humid summers and warm, short winters. The overall warm climate in Dubai is derived from the position near the line of the Tropic of Cancer.

The average winter temperature may reach 25 °C (77 °F) during the daytime. The temperature during the nighttime differ depending on the geographical location, for instance, the temperature across the coastline fluctuates from 12 °C (54 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F) and about 5 °C (41 °F) in the desert. The humidity level across the coastline is about 50%-60%. 

Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, dry, and humid. The temperature reaches 45 °C (113 °F) quite often. The humidity level may go up to 90%.

The rainfall is not that often in Dubai; it rains mostly during the period between December and March in the form of occasional thunderstorms.

February is the wettest month of the year, and the rain level may reach about 35 millimeters during that month. June, in turn, is the driest month of the year. The average precipitation level reaches about 150 millimeters.

August is the hottest month of the year with the average temperature reaching 43 °C (109 °F). The average sea temperature reaches 32 °C (90 °F) during that month. There is little to no possibility of rain in August.

January is the coldest month of the year with the average temperature reaching 43 °C (109 °F). The average sea temperature reaches 22 °C (72 °F) during that month. There is a high possibility of rain during that month, and the average rainfall is 10 millimeters. The highest rainfall level was recorded on January 15, 2008, when the rainfall has reached 110 millimeters in just 24 hours.

During the summer season, Dubai gets ‘attacked' by Shamal winds, strong north-westerly winds coming from Saudi Arabia. Those winds are getting dirty and dusty and may last for several days. Recently, in April 2015, the sandstorm hit Dubai and reduced the visibility to 500 meters. Earlier, on April 2008, the sandstorm was that strong that the visibility was reduced to 1.500 meters.