Whether you are a tourist or a local, understanding the water temperature and weather conditions is essential for a relaxing and enjoyable time at the beach.
In this article, we will discuss the average sea temperature in Dubai by month and provide an overview of seasonal sea temperatures to help you plan your beach outings. We’ll also provide details of the water temperature in Dubai today.
Current Sea Temperature
The current sea temperature in Dubai is 32.6°C (90.7°F).
The sea temperature reading was last updated on at 3:30 pm GMT.
Average Monthly Sea Temperature
Dubai lies on the Persian Gulf (aka Arabian Gulf). Its waters are warm throughout the year, roughly following the changes in air temperature.
The average sea temperature throughout the year is 28 °C (82 °F), ranging from a low of 22 °C (72 °F) in January to a high of 33 °C (91 °F) in July, August, and September.
Dubai’s water temperature varies throughout the year, making it important to consider the monthly changes when planning your beach activities. Based on the historical data, here are the average sea temperatures:
|Month||Water Temperature (°C)||Water Temperature (°F)|
These monthly averages can help you decide when to swim in the crystal clear waters of Dubai’s beaches.
Seasonal Sea Temperatures
To make planning your visit easier, let’s examine the average water temperature in Dubai by season:
- Winter (December to March) – Dubai experiences cooler air temperatures and the coldest sea surface temperatures during winter. Water temperatures range from 22 °C (72 °F) in January and February to 25 °C (77 °F) in December. Most swimmers will find this temperature comfortable, but it might be slightly chilly for some. The average air temperature ranges from 19 °C (66 °F) in January to 23 °C (73 °F) in March, making it a relaxing time to enjoy outdoor activities in Dubai.
- Spring (April to May) – As the weather transitions into spring, air and water temperatures rise. In April, the sea temperature is 26 °C (79 °F), followed by 29 °C (84 °F) in May. With air temperatures ranging from 28 °C (82 °F) in April to 32 °C (90 °F) in May, the season offers a pleasant balance of warm weather and water for beach activities.
- Summer (June to September) – Dubai’s summer months are characterised by high air and water temperatures. With sea surface temperatures steadily increasing from 32 °C (90 °F) in June to a consistent 33 °C (91 °F) from July to September, the sea is at its warmest. These temperatures are a few degrees warmer than the average indoor swimming pool. However, the air temperature is typically very high, reaching averages of 33 °C (91 °F) in June and peaking at 36 °C (97 °F) in July and August. Staying hydrated and taking precautions against heat-related issues during this time is essential.
- Autumn (October to November) – As the season transitions into autumn, the sea temperature starts to decrease, with 31 °C (88 °F) in October and 28 °C (82 °F) in November. The air temperature also becomes more comfortable. This season offers an outstanding balance of warm waters and mild weather. It is an excellent time for outdoor activities and swimming.
Water Temperatures in the UAE
Today’s weather and a detailed 5-day weather forecast for Dubai can be found here.