Dubai weather in May (Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates)

Looking to travel to Dubai in May? This guide provides all the details you need.

In May, Dubai generally has very high temperatures and almost no rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 37°C, while nights can cool down to about 27°C. Bear in mind, these are average temperatures, and it can get even warmer on particular days. Make sure to choose clothing that accommodates the warmth.

Dubai in May usually receives almost no rainfall, averaging around 0.3 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 0 days of the month will see rainfall.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 350 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Dubai. January, February, March, April, November and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, May, June, July, August, September and October tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Dubai climate page with graphs.

 

Dubai, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 27°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 37°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 0%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 0.3 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 0 days  
HumidityHumidity 53%  
SunshineSunshine 350 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in United Arab Emirates in May

Find out more about the weather in United Arab Emirates in May and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Dubai in May?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in May.

Swimming
10/10
Camping
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

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