When to Visit:

The best time of the year to visit Dubai is between November and April, when the weather is coolest.

Ramadan, which takes place at a different time each year on the western calendar, is the Muslim month of fasting and is strictly adhered to throughout the UAE. That means that it's illegal, not to mention rude, to eat, drink or smoke in public from sunrise to sunset during your stay.

Although the beaches are frequented throughout the year, the best beach weather is during early spring and late fall, when the water temperatures are the most comfortable.

Walking outdoors becomes difficult in the summer months as both temperature and humidity is high. It is strongly recommended that during the summer months, when temperatures sour above 95F (35C) and the humidity reaches above 90%, not to venture outdoors for long periods of time during the day.

Luckily, many indoor activities in Dubai can keep everyone entertained until the sun sets and the temperature drops.