December is peak tourist season in Dubai. The weather is pleasant and visitor numbers soaring. It’s one of the best months for exploring the city and enjoying the city’s beaches and its many outdoor attractions.
The popularity of Dubai at this time of year means that hotel rates are high.
The average temperature in Dubai in December is around 21°C (70°F). In the afternoon temperatures are in the region of 26°C (79°F). Temperatures are similar to a summer day in Europe.
Evenings are quite cool so light jackets and sweaters may be needed by some when dining outdoors. The lowest temperature at night is around 16°C (61°F).
Detailed temperature information for the whole year is provided here.
Sunrise and Sunset
In December the sun rises just before 7 am and sets about 5.30 pm. Daily sunrise and sunset times for the whole month can be found here.
The sea temperature in December averages 23°C (73°F). This is a few degrees cooler than a heated swimming pool.
Events in December in Dubai include:
Christmas is celebrated in Dubai but Christmas Day and Boxing Day are not public holidays. The UAE is a Muslim country but has large numbers of Christian expatriates and tourists.
Weather Conditions in Other Months
We also offer weather information for other months (January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, and November).