Dubai in January

Below is the typical weather in Dubai in January including day-time maximum and night-time minimum temperatures, monthly rainfall figures and the average number of daily hours of sunshine & daylight and sea temperature.

Daytime Max Temperature 24°C (75°F) Daytime Max Temperature in January in Dubai 24°C (75°F) in January
Night-time Min Temperature 13°C (55°F) Night-time Min Temperature in January in Dubai 13°C (55°F) in January
Sunshine Hours (Daily) 8 Hours of Bright Sunshine in January in Dubai 8 Hours per Day in January
Monthly Rainfall 17 mm (0.7 inches) Monthly Rainfall in January in Dubai 17 mm (0.7 inches) in January
Days with some Rainfall 2 Days with some Rainfall in January in Dubai 2 Days in January
Heat and Humidity Discomfort No Heat & Humidity in January in Dubai None in January
UV Index (Maximum) UV (Maximum) Index 6 (High) in January in Dubai 6 (High) in January
Sea Temperature 23°C (73°F) Sea Temperature in January in Dubai 23°C (73°F) in January

The average maximum daytime temperature in Dubai in January is a warm 24°C (75°F), while the average minimum night-time temperature is a cool 13°C (55°F). On average 17 mm (0.7 inches) of rain normally falls in Dubai during January with rain falling on 2 days of the month. You can expect on average 8 hours of sunshine a day in Dubai during January.

Top Deals to Dubai in January

About Dubai

From the moment you touch down at the airport you get a feel for how luxurious Dubai is. Forget San Tropez, or the 'new' San Tropez, Croatia's Hvar. Forget Monaco. If you want to rock up on the beach alongside people wearing shirts made of gold who carry mobile phones covered in the stuff, Dubai is the place for you.

After the completion of the famous Palm Jumeirah, and a series of artificial islands off the coast, Dubai garnered more press attention than the President of the United Arab Emirates could have asked for. If it wasn't previously a top glamorous holiday destination, Dubai certainly earned it after that.

Dubai also has the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, named after that same president. The building has a 30-acre lake by it, where the Dubai Fountains shoot impressively high jets of water into the sky in time to music.

Dubai is certainly a crowd pleaser. It has miles and miles of golden sands and although many of the beaches are owned by hotels, and obviously you can book to stay at a resort with a private beach, there are also several beaches you can enjoy for either very little or for free.

The Jumeirah Beach Park charges just a small fee and gives you access to not only a wonderful beach, but to great facilities and lovely lawns. The popular Wild Wadi Water Park is also located here - perfect for when the kids get bored. The water park features 23 slides and a thunderstorm simulation. The terrifyingly tall Jumeirah Sceirah ride is a favourite with many.

Al Mamzar Beach Park is a good alternative to Jumeirah Beach Park. It has similar features but is useful if you aren't staying over on the Jumeirah strip. There is also the Kite Beach, aptly named because of the amount of kite surfers who use it. Kite Beach makes for some nice photos and pleasant people watching as a result of all the colourful kites.

Not only a clean and attractive beach, although sometimes overcrowded, the Burb Al Arab beach is a perfect spot to take pictures of Dubai's most memorable building, the Burb Al Arab. Once the tallest hotel in the world and with the onetime invented line that it is the world's only seven star hotel, it is best viewed from the outside, as aside from anything else, the Rolls Royce guarded entry will cost you at least a meal in one of the expensive restaurants if you aren't going to stay in the hotel itself.

Astonishingly, even though much of the city now resembles something out of a futuristic desert sci-fi epic, there's still a good history-filled section worth a visit. The Bastakia District with its sandstone buildings, amphorae and souk will give you a feel of what Dubai once was.

Away from the beaches and souks in the giant playground that Dubai is, there's also immensely popular Dolphin Bay Atlantis the Palm. Here hotel guests and visitors can swim or scuba dive with dolphins in a 4.5 hectare dolphin habitat. Dubai even has Ski Dubai if you get too hot. Ski Dubai is the size of three football pitches, is filled with real snow and comes complete with penguins.

Dubai Weather by Month

Select a month from the list below to see the Dubai weather for a particular month. The monthly weather averages are the best indication of conditions in each month and are based on long-term (30 year) climate statistics.





Dubai Holiday Destinations
Thinking about travelling to Dubai? Find out more about the weather in Dubai, simply select a holiday destination from the list below:
Abu Dhabi
Al Ain
Jebel Ali Beach
Ras Al Khaymah