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Dubai: When is the best time to visit?

Honeymoons. Honeymooning. Honeymooners.

Let’s talk about some of the most popular honeymoon spots and when is the best time to visit.

A Middle Eastern, desert destination that is just one flight away, Dubai has long been a popular location for holiday makers, honeymooners and the odd influencer. With numerous beachside luxury hotel resorts, more than ten Michelin star restaurants, desert dune-bashing and some of the biggest shopping malls in the world, you won’t be short of interesting things to do.

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Why do couples choose Dubai?

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A great location for sun-seekers and Irish honeymooners, Dubai has almost year-round sunshine and warm weather.

Accommodation options range from all-inclusive party hotels, to over water bungalows and beachside resorts on Palm Jumeirah, to villas on private islands accessible via boat and hotel rooms with a full view of the Downtown Dubai skyline.

Dubai offers visitors endless once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from the world’s highest 360° infinity pool and sand-boarding in the desert, to a full size aquarium inside a shopping mall and iconic attractions such as the ‘7-star’ Burj Al Arab hotel and the dancing fountain show at Dubai Mall.

And of course, if you dare, there’s also the Dubai bottomless brunch scene.

But, when is the best time to visit?

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September to April

From September through to April, the high humidity levels drop off and temperatures range from enjoyable 22 to 35 degrees, and visitors can expect 8 to 10 hours of glorious sunshine everyday.

If you plan to visit in December and January, Dubai can be unexpectedly chilly with strong breezes from the Gulf. Although Dubai gets less than 20 days of rain a year, some rain can also be expected between December and February, usually falling in short, heavy downpours clearing to sunshine afterwards.

It’s also important to note that December is considered high-season, as well as school mid-term weeks, resulting in higher number of visitors, and impacting the cost of both accommodation and flights.

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