While Dubai is certainly a fantastic destination to visit all year round, November is considered one of the best times to visit this cosmopolitan Middle Eastern city.
November in Dubai is when the heat is much milder and you can enjoy the “winter” days outdoors with temperatures in the early 30s – perfect for pool and beach days without the searing heat of the summer months. Plus, there are some fantastic events taking place throughout the month that makes a visit to Dubai in November well worth it.
Read on to learn more about travelling to Dubai in November or take a look at our full guide on the best time to visit Dubai.
What's the weather like in Dubai in November?
If you’re wondering when’s the best time to go to Dubai weather-wise, November is an excellent month. With daily temperatures in the late 20s to early 30s and very little rainfall, the period between November to March offers the perfect temperature to be outdoors and get that suntan, without the roasting heat of the summer months. Plus, it's the ideal time for exploring the city’s sights. The Middle East only truly has two seasons – hot and hotter. November is the start of the slightly cooler season and there is very little humidity so it’s pleasant being outdoors.
We've looked at the average temperatures in Dubai, compared to other popular city destinations for holidays in November to help you better understand what to expect weather-wise on a trip to this glamourous urban destination.
|Destination||Average High Temperature||Average Low Temperature||Expected Rainfall|
|London, UK||10°C||6°C||17 days|
|Orlando, Florida, USA||25°C||14°C||10 days|
|Marrakech, Morocco||23°C||11°C||7 days|
|Lisbon, Portugal||18°C||12°C||14 days|
What to pack for a holiday to Dubai in November
It's safe to say that you won't need a heavy jacket during your stay! Temperatures typically sit around the high 20s to low 30s during the day and the lowest you're likely to experience in the evenings is a balmy 18°C – perfect for al fresco dining.
We recommend if you're planning an overnight desert trip, that you pack a light jumper or jacket for the evening as the temperatures can drop while out in the open. Other than that, enjoy the hot days and warm nights during your stay with swimwear by the pool and modest, lightweight clothing while you're out and about.
Why you should visit Dubai in November
As well as the great weather, here are a few more reasons why you should consider a holiday to Dubai during this month.
1. You can watch the DP World Tour
The much-anticipated DP World Tour Championship is held in Dubai in November each year. One of the world’s very best golfing championships, the month of November in Dubai attracts many golfers and their fans to the city. Held on the Jumeirah Golf Estates, the tournament lasts four days and is a must for golfing enthusiasts. But don’t worry if you’re not a golfing pro yet – there will be plenty of entertainment for you too with golf lessons, live music and great food and drinks to keep you sustained! And what’s more… it’s FREE to enter but pre-registration is required.
2. You can get tickets for the Abu Dhabi F1
While this event may not take place in Dubai, the Yas Marina Circuit is only an hour and a half away by car – easily doable as a day trip. If you're a fan of F1 racing, you can spend the day watching these impressive vehicles zooming around the track and soak up the atmosphere in the crowd. The Abu Dhabi F1 takes place each November, so check out when the next dates are confirmed before booking your tickets.
3. Dubai Design Week takes place
Design lovers unite! Dubai Design Week is a great reason to visit Dubai in November when over 200 activities, exhibits and performances take place across the city. Bringing art to the masses, the aim of this six-day festival is to involve people in creative thinking with all sorts of installations popping up on JBR Walk and other landmark spots throughout the city.
4. You can dine out in comfort and style
The weather in Dubai in November is some of the best with mild temperatures perfect for spending outdoors. And dining outdoors is phenomenal – you won’t need a cardigan – and you can enjoy some of the best al fresco restaurants and eateries. There are plenty of outdoor tables along the Dubai Marina, the Creek Boardwalk and The Walk at JBR. Or stay at your hotel and enjoy atmosphere poolside dining – we love the candlelit cabanas at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah and the intimate dinners with views of the Arabian Gulf views at The Beach Bar & Grill by Mauro Colagreco at One&Only Royal Mirage .
Is it cheaper to visit Dubai in November?
November to March are considered to be the peak period for holidays to Dubai, so you may pay a little more than any other time of the year. However, with the ideal weather conditions and many events taking place, it's certainly worth it. But don't worry about blowing your budget, there are deals to be found and because you’ll be travelling outside of the school holidays great prices can be enjoyed.
Looking for a good holiday deal in Dubai in November? We have some great November Dubai offers at some of our very best luxury hotels just for you! Our holiday deals offer everything from great savings to complimentary Half Board, making travelling to Dubai in the 11th month of the year even more affordable.
Where should I stay in Dubai in November?
Dubai offers an incredible selection of 5-star hotels and resorts to take your pick of but we recommend the following, depending on the type of holiday you're looking for.
Perfect for honeymooners
Hotel: One&Only The Palm
Star Rating: 5-star plus
Chic and glamorous, this intimate beach resort stands out in a city full of ultra-luxury properties and is one of our top recommendations for a honeymoon in Dubai. With a secluded location at the far point of the Palm Jumeirah, this multi-award winning resort delivers three restaurants overseen by a Michelin-star chef, an Instagram-worthy swimming pool lined with day beds, and the Guerlain Spa which offers signature treatments designed exclusively for hotel guests.
Perfect for families
Star Rating: 4-star plus
As the only hotel set within the exciting Dubai Parks and Resorts, Lapita Hotel, A Dubai Parks Resort is a great choice for families, with complimentary daily entry tickets part of the package, offering direct access to the range of rides and theme park attractions. When you're not taking a dip in the pool or floating along the hotel's lazy river, you can spend the day exploring LEGOLAND® Dubai or the incredible Bollywood Parks™ Dubai. When it comes to food, you're spoiled for choice with everything from buffets to tapas on the menu.
Perfect for All Inclusive luxury
Hotel: JA Beach Hotel
Star Rating: 5-star
If you're looking for an all-encompassing luxury break in Dubai, with everything covered from the flights to your evening meals and snacks in between, then we suggest staying on All Inclusive at JA Beach Hotel. Choose from four swimming pools, practice your swing on the resort's nine-hole golf course and tuck in at one of the 25 restaurants on-site. There's also the opportunity to try out watersports as part of the All Inclusive package. Want to take your stay to the next level? The Ultra All Inclusive package includes all meals, snacks and drinks plus a stocked mini-bar in your room!
Looking for a reason to travel to Dubai in November? Chat to our Travel Specialists for their experts tips and suggestions or browse our website to find some fantastic holiday offers in Dubai for November.