Dubai February

Dubai is a world-class destination visited by millions of people from all over the globe. Besides being home to architectural marvels that have awed the world, Dubai is rich in culture, heritage, and arts. As it’s majorly populated by the expat community, you can savor the taste and flavors of different cuisines here. Then, it also hosts some popular festivals throughout the year. In short, Dubai offers everything you’re looking for: sightseeing, extreme adventures, entertainment, and good food. If you plan a February getaway, Dubai would be a good choice. Here is everything you need to know about visiting Dubai in February.

Is February a good time to visit Dubai?

One of the best reasons to visit Dubai in February is the agreeable climate. The days are pleasant, and the evenings and nights are chilly. It is a great time to explore the outdoor attractions, especially the beaches.

Most seasonal attractions, like Global Village Dubai, Dubai Miracle Garden, Dubai Garden Glow, etc. remain open in February.

Although the Dubai Shopping Festival usually ends before the beginning of February, you can enjoy other equally exciting festivals.

Dubai Weather in February

Dubai has two seasons: summer and winter, but enjoys sunshine throughout the year. The summer months, i.e., between May and October, are intense, as the temperature can rise up to 40oC. On the other hand, the winter months (November to March) are quite pleasant. The temperature in Dubai in February is between 17oC and 25oC. Hence, February is a great time to visit Dubai. However, the chances of rain are higher in Dubai during this month. Yet, it is still one of the best times to visit the city, as the weather is cool and the rains are minimal and do not last for more than four days.

  • Temperature: Low: 17 degrees Celsius, High: 27 degrees Celsius
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Chance of Rain (%): 0%
  • Daylight (Hrs): 11 hours
  • Sunrise: 6:55 am
  • Sunset: 6:04 pm

Things to do in Dubai in February

Go on a Desert Safari:

Desert Safari Dubai

February is one of the best times to go on a desert safari, as the afternoon heat is not too harsh to enjoy outdoor adventures. Just before the sun sets, you can enjoy adventurous activities like dune bashing, camel riding, quad biking, and sandboarding. As the day turns into night, it becomes more active with some entertaining programs such as belly dance and Tanoura dance performances. The desert safari usually ends with a BBQ dinner. You can also opt for an overnight desert safari to spend more time in the desert.

Spend a Day at a Water Park:

Aquaventure Water Park

Dubai has some of the best water parks in the world; be sure to visit them. It is one of the best ways to have fun with family and friends. Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park has a great combination of rides, slides, and pools for both adults and kids. On the other hand, Legoland Water Park is a Lego-themed water park dedicated to families of children between 2 and 12 years. There is also Wild Wadi Water Park, which is one of the oldest water parks in Dubai.

Enjoy Water Adventures at a Beach:

speed boating dubai

Dubai is a coastal city and is thus endowed with some beautiful beaches. While it is a delight to lounge on the city’s white-sand beaches, indulging in the water sports activities here is more exciting. Kite Beach is where you can try kite surfing, kayaking, etc. You can try paragliding, jet skiing, fly boarding, speed boating, etc., at Jumeirah Beach, one of Dubai’s most popular public beaches. On the other hand, if you want to enjoy some relaxing time, a visit to Sunset Beach is a must. Apart from admiring an incredible sunset, you get to see the best view of the Burj Al Arab, the luxurious, sail-shaped hotel.

Be Part of Interesting Festivals & Exciting Experiences:

Dubai Events

If you visit Dubai in February, you are likely to miss the most celebrated Dubai Shopping Festival. However, you can have a great time at other festivals and events that take place in February. Looking for more ways to experience Dubai’s unmatched exuberance in February? Take a one-hour or two-hour limousine tour or opt for a two-hour yacht rental Dubai package.

Visit Expo City Dubai

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Tour Expo City, the landmark venue of Dubai Expo 2020. You can access some of the Expo’s most iconic attractions, such as Al Wasl Plaza, the Vision Pavilion, the Garden in the Sky, and the Surreal Waterfall. So, don’t miss out on this attraction on your Dubai trip in February 2024.

Have Fun at Global Village Dubai:

Global Village Dubai

The Global Village Dubai is a part theme park and part marketplace, where you can indulge in shopping, entertainment, and fun. The star attraction of the place is the numerous pavilions that host different countries from around the world. You not only get to learn about the culture and traditions of the place but also buy their local handicrafts and products. There is also the Carnaval, where you can try some of the classic fun fair games and rides. Global Village Dubai also hosts musical performances, dance performances, street performances, etc. You can also enjoy the amazing fireworks that happen every weekend. Apart from these, don’t forget to check out its brand-new attractions like Road of Asia, the ultimate draw for foodies with 40-plus food kiosks representing the delicacies of countries like Bhutan, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam.

Places to See in Dubai in February

Burj Khalifa:


Dubai is known for its architectural marvels, and one of the best examples of this is the Burj Khalifa. At a height of 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It is home to the luxurious Armani Hotel, a residential unit, several corporate offices, and numerous fine dining restaurants. The best touristic way to see Burj Khalifa is to visit the observation deck on the 124th and 125th floors. This 360-degree observation deck gives you an incredible aerial view of the city. You can also visit the highest-of-its-kind observation deck on its 148th floor.

Dubai Miracle Garden:

Dubai Miracle Garden

Located in the desert city of Dubai is the largest natural flower garden in the world, the Dubai Miracle Garden. The garden is spread over 72,000 square meters; you get to see more than 150 million flowers here. What makes a visit to Dubai Miracle Garden truly special is the way these flowers have been arranged. Get ready to be mesmerized by floral peacocks, floral castles, floral clocks, etc., at the Dubai Miracle Garden. Some of the most unique floral structures here include the Emirates Airbus A380, Mickey Mouse, Floating Lady, etc.

Dubai Frame:

Dubai Frame

Dubai is divided into old Dubai and new Dubai, and you can see this difference clearly from the Dubai Frame. Standing at a height of 150 meters, the Dubai Frame is the tallest picture frame in the world. The two vertical pillars of the frame are connected by a 93-meter-long bridge that acts as an observation deck. The Dubai Frame remains as a bridge between the old Dubai on one side and the contemporary Dubai on the other. You will also find two interactive museums that will give you a glimpse of Dubai’s past and future.

The View at The Palm:

The View at The Palm

Another observation deck that you should not miss when in Dubai is The View at The Palm. It is on the 52nd floor of the Palm Tower, on top of Nakheel Mall. Standing at a height of 240 meters, The View at The Palm gives you an incredible view of the Palm Jumeirah, the Dubai skyline, and the Arabian Gulf. You can also visit the interactive museum, enlightening you on information about the creation and development of the Palm Jumeirah. You will also find shopping and dining avenues here.

Dubai Garden Glow:


Known as the largest unique park in the world, the Dubai Garden Glow is truly a one-of-a-kind park. A seasonal attraction that opens in the winter months, Dubai Garden Glow does not fail to mesmerize its visitors with its glow-in-the-dark art installations. The Glow Park is the main attraction of Dubai Garden Glow, where you can admire art installations made with 10 million energy-saving bulbs. Apart from the Glow Park, you would find an Art Park, a Dinosaur Park, and a Magic Park here.

Dubai Festivals and Events in February

February Festivals in Dubai

Hag Al Laila

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Starting with the pre-arrival preparations for Ramadan, Hag Al Laila is a traditional Emirati custom held during the preceding month of Ramadan in mid-Shaban, to bring the community together and be grateful for the blessings. The festival’s spotlight is children dressed in traditional attire and going door to door, asking for sweets and blessings from elders.

When: 25th February 2024

Location: Various spots in Dubai

Chinese New Year

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Don’t be surprised if you find Dubai dazzling with Chinese New Year vibes this year. The community sovereignty is showcased to the fullest by respecting the cultural festival of the Chinese community in Dubai.

When: Ongoing till 20th February 2024

Location: IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Dragon Mart, China Town Dubai Mall.

February Events in Dubai

Dubai International Boat Show

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For nautical enthusiasts, Dubai puts up the most extravagant boat show in the world. Head to Dubai Harbor in the last week of February for a spectacular 5-day experience viewing a stunning collection of boats and leisure yachts as well as showcasing amazing feats of the diving community in UAE and enjoying various maritime activities.

When: 28th February – 3rd March 2024

Location: Dubai Harbor

UNTOLD Festival Dubai

Be part of one of the greatest music fests held in Dubai. The event brings together famous artists from the music world together to enthrall a vibrant crowd of music lovers. Throughout this four-day event, watch Ellie Goulding, Badshah, PSY and more create their musical magic making it a must-experience for music lovers.

When: 15th – 18th February 2024

Location: Expo City Dubai

Sikka Art & Design Festival

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Art lovers can catch an eclectic gallery of inspiring art during the Sikka Art & Design Festival. Watch Middle Eastern artists come together to paint the Al Shindagha District with Arab vibes through the medium of art.

When: 23rd February -3rd March2024

Location: Al Shindagha Historic District.

Farmers Souq

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Enjoy a local market scene amid the glistening towers of contemporary Dubai. Farmer Souq entered its third season this year when it opened the souk for visitors at Safa Park during the Dubai Shopping Festival. The event is ongoing and will conclude on 24th February 2024. So, grab this chance to view and buy an array of fresh produce locally grown or produced by UAE farmers.

When: Ongoing till 24th March 2024

Location: Safa Park

Dibba Bay Oyster Festival

Have you always fancied eating oysters as the French do? You don’t have to head to France to experience the same. If you are in Dubai in February, head to Dibba Bay Oysters, the UAE’s only oyster farm, to enjoy this fresh seafood delicacy with the right etiquette in a farm-to-table experience.

When: 16th -20th February2024

Location: Dibba Bay – Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort

Tips to Travel to Dubai in February

  • Carry lightweight, cotton clothes for the daytime and a jacket or shawl for the cool evenings and nights.
  • Although February is less crowded than December and January in Dubai, it is best to book your flight tickets and hotel accommodations in advance.
  • Make sure you know what you are carrying with you to Dubai. Dubai is known for its strict adherence to customs laws and regulations concerning the items you bring with you. They do not show leniency on goods and items banned or not allowed under their immigration rules. It is necessary to go through these items, as some of might be common things that you nonchalantly use in your home country.
  • Carrying limited alcoholic beverages is allowed. Non-Muslims can consume alcohol in Dubai at licensed restaurants, lounges and bars. However, drinking in public places is not allowed.
  • Watch the locals if you are confused about the attire, etiquette, or something as simple as where to eat. Dining where the locals dine is actually a great way to know which restaurants are favorites among the people of this emirate.
  • You need to get a NOL card to travel around Dubai. This electronic card simply needs to be recharged with an amount as per your duration of travel, and you can use it on various modes of public transport in Dubai. Dubai Metro tickets can only be acquired as NOL cards.
  • Although the temperature in Dubai is mild in February, do not skip sunscreen during the day. Moreover, carry a bottle of water to stay hydrated while exploring the city.
  • Attractions in and around Dubai are equally fantastic. Head to the lively emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, visit the relatively quaint emirate of Fujairah or take an Abu Dhabi city tour with Ferrari World or Louvre Abu Dhabi entry tickets.

Things to Know Before Visit Dubai in February

What to Pack for Dubai in February

Your Dubai holiday plan for February is all set! Now it is time to check what essentials you need to carry for a hassle-free Dubai trip.

  • Adapters of plug types G of 230 volts AC and 50Hz. Invest in a good universal travel adapter.
  • Local SIM card with data. You can also use the complimentary tourism SIM Card available at Dubai International Airport.
  • Portable charges and power bank
  • First-aid kit. Carry prescriptions if you are traveling with medicines.
  • Forex-US dollars, UAE dirhams for local expenses. Visa and MasterCard can be used extensively as well.
  • Invest in good travel and health insurance for the duration of your stay.
  • A day bag to carry your valuable travel documents
  • Sunscreen and water bottle

What to wear in Dubai in February

  • The weather in February is pleasant but humid. The intensity of the desert sun is less. So, it is best to dress in light, airy clothes and layer them with jackets, shrugs, or scarves if you feel chilly during the evenings.
  • In Dubai, apparel bearing offensive images or phrases, political agendas, slogans, or remarks about race is prohibited.
  •  Dubai allows casual dressing, but being a city with a majority of Islamic locals, it is necessary to keep in mind modesty while dressing. Dubai allows women to dress in shorts and skirts, but do keep in mind that there is a time and place for it. It is okay to dress casually in malls, theme parks, and attractions.
  • The dress code changes to traditional attire, or dresses with long sleeves and head covers, for women when they visit mosques, holy places, or traditional Emirati sites where a traditional dress code is mandatory. The same applies to men; they have to wear long robes.
  • Formals are needed where a formal dress code is in place, such as during a formal event or a meal at a fine dining restaurant.
  • Swimsuits are allowed on private beaches owned by Dubai resorts. Swimwear is also allowed in water parks. It is best to avoid bathing suits in public pools or beaches.
  • Carry scarves, gloves, socks, hats, and sunglasses.
  • Comfortable, closed shoes would be ideal for wandering around in Dubai.
  • It does rain occasionally in February, so bring an umbrella.

Getting Around Dubai in February

Dubai Metro: Dubai has an incredibly efficient metro rail system that is also the only unmanned metro in the world! Dubai Metro is one of the most advanced rapid rail transit systems in the world and offers ample convenience to locals and visitors in Dubai. Presently, it covers around 90 kilometers of Dubai through its Red Line and Green Line routes. The ease of traveling is amazing as you can directly take a metro from Dubai International Airport and alight at Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall station, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Festival City, and Dubai Marina to visit popular attractions in Dubai.

Buses and Taxis: Even though Dubai’s metro system is well-connected, not every area of the city is covered. You will need to use local taxis and bus transportation in Dubai for the same. The road connectivity is extremely efficient, and the bus frequency is adequate. However, taxis are the most suitable option if you want to get to the entrance of the premises or attractions you visit.

Car Rentals: Dubai has amazing infrastructure and well-maintained routes. The Dubai Metro connects the major landmarks of Dubai, but if you want to explore other areas of Dubai at your own pace, a car rental is your best option. If you are comfortable driving on international roads, then go for a self-drive option by renting a car. The roads and the cars you choose in Dubai are top-class! Also, if you are ready to splurge, you can even rent a sleek luxury car or superfast sports car for your Dubai self-drive experience!

Where to Stay in Dubai in February

Budget Hotels:

Rove Downtown, Premier Inn Dubai Barsha Heights, Vogue Waterfront Living – The Grand Dubai Creek Harbour, Arabian Park Dubai, an Edge by Rotana Hotel, ibis Styles Dubai Deira.

Deluxe, 4-star hotels:

Radisson Beach Resort Palm Jumeirah, Vida Creek Harbour, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay, Nuran Marina, Carlton Dubai Creek Hotel.

Luxury Hotels:

Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Five Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Five Jumeirah Village, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Address Sky View, W Dubai – Mina Seyahi

Ultra-Luxury Hotels:

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Atlantis the Palm Resort, Armani Hotel Dubai, Atlantis the Royal

What to eat in Dubai in February


With pleasant weather, invigorating ambiance, and mesmerizing views, this month is the ideal time to enjoy alfresco dining in Dubai. Enjoy a picnic in the city’s refreshing green park, dine at the activity-and-attraction-packed Global Village, and make the most of the dedicated festivals, like the three-day Taste of Dubai. It is also when you can embark on a dinner cruise at the stylish Dubai Marina or atmospheric Dubai Creek, explore Dubai’s street food scene, and savor the must-tastes, including Al Harees, falafel, shawarma, and karak tea, to name a few.

Chebab – Start your day right in Dubai by delving into these Emirati pancakes made of simple ingredients – a batter of flour, yeast, sugar, milk, and saffron.

Al Harees – A staple dish of Emirati cuisine, Al Harees is often served during Ramadan and Eid. It is a hearty porridge made of wheat and meat that is slow-cooked to perfection, satisfying an eager appetite.

Shawarma – Having a Levant descent, Shawarma found its way to the UAE and since then has been the most popular grab-and-go food for the locals here. You can find it anywhere in Dubai for a quick bite, as many casual eateries and food stalls feature this dish on their menu.

Al Machboos – For a wholesome meal, try this aromatic rice dish infused with chicken or lamb flavors a mix of spices, garnished generously with nuts.

Manousheh – Try the Arab version of pizza or Manousheh which is a flat bread layered with ground meat and za’atar. The toppings and fillings vary from restaurant to restaurant.

Khuzi – The national food of the UAE, Khuzi is the most favored meal for locals, along with Al Machboos. It’s an extravagant non-vegetarian dish consisting of roasted lamb as the highlight of the dish. The meat is placed on a layer of cooked, spicy rice and topped with a sauteed assortment of vegetables and nuts.

Arabic Coffee – A Dubai trip would not be complete without experiencing real Arabian coffee. The emirate serves some of the world’s most aromatic and refreshing beverages and has an entire museum devoted to the origins and history of coffee in the Arab world! There are several varieties available here, but nothing is quite as lavish as sipping coffee with actual gold sprinkled on top—something that can only be relished in Dubai!

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1. Is February a good time to visit Dubai?

Yes, February is a good time to visit Dubai, as the weather is pleasant and most seasonal attractions remain open during this time of the year.

2. Is Dubai busy in February?

The peak holiday season in Dubai is from November to February. However, February is not as crowded or busy as December and January.

3. Can I experience rainfall in Dubai in February?

Yes, the chances of rainfall in Dubai are quite high in February. However, the rains are not very heavy and do not last beyond four days.

4. Is traveling to Dubai in February ideal for outdoor activities?

Yes, the mostly pleasant weather conditions make February an ideal time for outdoor activities.


To conclude, it can be said that February is an ideal time to visit Dubai. Although there is a chance of rain during this month, there are plenty of indoor attractions in the city that would keep you engaged and entertained.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

  • 10 thoughts on “Dubai in February 2024 : Everything You Need to Know
    1. Avatar for Rezmin

      Hi Rezmin, I really liked this blog. It seems well researched and accurate because I have also been to Dubai in Feb and I had a great time.

    2. Avatar for Rezmin

      All the attractions you mentioned in your blog, can one see them all in one short tour in Dubai, because I am coming to the city just for 2-3 days.

    3. Avatar for Rezmin

      Hi, I wanted to know now that the Dubai Expo 2020 is over, won’t all the main attractions have gone? Is the place still getting crowds?

    4. Avatar for Rezmin

      A friend staying in Dubai mentioned that Dubai gets some rainfall in February? Is this true? How much will it affect travel plans if I am there?

      • Avatar for Rezmin

        It’s true that Dubai gets some rainfall, but it’s not very long and you can still easily manage to travel around.

    5. Avatar for Rezmin

      I love Dubai in February! The weather is perfect most of the time for outdoor activities barring some rain, and the crowds have left after the Dubai shopping Festival.

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