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July is here and summer heat is getting hotter in Dubai. Now if you wonder if July is the apt time to visit Dubai, look no further. We have compiled a monthly guide of all the attractions, activities and events that you can experience and enjoy on your

Dubai trip in July

. Come take inspiration and make the most of your visit in this month.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER IN DUBAI LIKE IN JULY?

Dubai Weather July

Dubai is the UAE’s second largest and the most popular destination, placed on the Arabian Peninsula’s eastern coast. It’s a desert city means the place experiences scorching heat during the summer, with July being one of the hottest months of the year. The average high temperature reaches up to 40°C in July and it mostly offers a daily sunlight of about 13 hours.

TOP REASONS TO VISIT DUBAI IN JULY

Reasons To Visit Dubai In July

It’s incredibly cheaper: Dubai has no shortage of accommodations which indicate that it caters to every budget all through the year. However, traveling to Dubai in July allows you to enjoy some unbelievable deals as the region’s high-end hotels, resorts, leisure attraction, and shows slash their rates once the mercury begins to soar. This not only lets you enjoy plusher stay (marked by the best comforts) for super less, but also gives you the chance to dine, shop and take in Dubai’s main attractions at bargain rates.

Fewer crowds: July – August is usually the time when most expats fly back to their home countries and the place further sees relatively fewer visitors, making the place almost empty. In fact, you can expect to discover Dubai at a relaxed pace without any chaos or hubbub.

Eid Al Adha Festivities: It’s one of the most look forward to public holidays in Dubai with lots of things to do in Dubai during Eid Al Adha holidays. This significant Islamic event is celebrated with fireworks, exclusive Eid shopping deals, and scrumptious Eid treats. This year, it falls on July 9 (Saturday). There may be slight variations in date based on moon sighting.

Amazing Events: Winter in Dubai is described as a galore of events with DSF (Dubai Shopping Festival), Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, Dubai Food Festival etc.That said, the summer months are no less when it comes to its events calendar. You can be part of some remarkable concerts, shows and events, particularly Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS).

THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI IN JULY

• Watch an Exciting Show:Dubai Dolphinarium

When the temperature rises in Dubai, it remains warm and humid the whole day but comes down a bit as the sun sets in. As it’s unimaginable to spend time outdoors during this period, you can utilize this time to see an incredible show. And luckily, there is no lack of shows in Dubai; watch the astonishing La Perle by Dragone Show or head to Dubai Dolphinarium (at Dubai Creek Park) to watch the boisterous Dolphin and Seal Show, especially if you’re joined by your little ones. Now if you want to experience the stunning shows however without spending a penny, don’t miss the Dubai Fountain Show which is adjacent to Burj Khalifa and outside of The Dubai Mall. Yes, this remarkably choreographed show of light and water is free to watch.

• Make the Most of Dubai’s Indoor Attractions

Motiongate Dubai

With Dubai’s staggering array of indoor leisure options, it goes without saying that you’ll be spoilt for choices. Check out its theme parks including the biggest of its kind IMG Worlds of Adventure and one-of-its kind Dubai Parks and Resorts with three theme parks and a water park (including Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park). If you’re visiting Dubai with your kids, there are more indoor attractions in the form of Play DXB, KidZania Dubai, Hysteria Dubai Mall, Museum of Illusions and lush The Green Planet. Craving for more fun and adventure indoors? Make your way to iFly Dubai where you can enjoy indoor Sky Diving in a safe environment.

• Visit the Coolest Ski Dubai and Dubai Ice Rink

Ski Dubai

For your July or summer trip in general, these two attractions in Dubai are unmissable. Located in Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is filled with real snow and allows you to participate in all winter / snow activities even when the outside temperature is above 50 degree Celsius. As for Dubai Ice Rink, this is where you can try ice skating and you’ll find this inside the Dubai Mall.

• Enjoy a Pampering Spa Treatment

Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah

After all sightseeing and indulging in exciting activities, set out to soothe your tired muscles with an invigorating spa treatment. Depending on your spa service provider, you’ll mostly get to choose from diverse spa services such as Thai / Swedish massage, Hammam bath, relaxing Ayurvedic treatments, vegan-friendly packages, and special manicure and pedicure services. Talise Spa (at Madinat Jumeirah), Amara (within Park Hyatt Dubai), the Japanese-inspired ShuiQi Spa and Fitness Centre, and Anantara Spa (at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort) are some of our top suggestions in this category. Before you make a booking, be sure to take a look at the deals page and coupon code websites to bag deals offered by some of the best spas in Dubai.

• Set out on a Shopping Spree

Gold Souk Dubai

Shopping in Dubai is more than a pastime activity and it’s an attraction in its own right, thanks to its mix of over 70 malls, classic Dubai souks, and other lively seasonal markets. So if you think that there isn’t any fun in Dubai summer shopping, visit the world’s shopping mall – The Dubai Mall with over 1200 outlets, and of course, the Gold Souk where an entire market is dedicated to selling gold jewelry. That’s not all; come prepared to experience a retail therapy like no other with some head-spinning summer deals and promotions. If shopping doesn’t interest you or want it to do it with a twist, you can hire a Limousine in Dubai.

Get Off the Beaten with Desert Safari

Desert Safari Dubai

Agreed, Dubai is glamorous and abounds in soaring skyscrapers, but the landscape surrounding it is still untouched and pure. So take a desert safari, preferably an early morning or a lengthier evening desert to marvel at the raw beauty and tranquility of golden dunes. Subject to your desert safari package, you’ll be able to take a heart-racing 4X4 dune bash, ride a camel, savor lavish BBQ treats, and immerse yourself in its many Bedouin-inspired cultural activities and traditional entertainment (like Tanura and belly dance show).

• Dine and Drink

Dubai Food

Once in Dubai, you’ll get the chance to sample some of the world’s best culinary delights. Be it Asian, classic English, authentic Mediterranean, rich traditional Emirati cuisine, or the delightful American steaks, you’ll get to taste all and beyond in Dubai. And the best thing is that you can make your dining experience as lavish or inexpensive as possible. After all, there are dining venues to cater to every pocket, from the cheap cafés and street foods across Deira, Bur Dubai and Karama to posh venues that dot Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and more.

• Dhow Cruise

Dhow Cruise Dubai

Whether you’re traveling to Dubai during summer or winter months, a dhow cruise is a must-experience activity. It sails you down the iconic Dubai Creek or the uber-stylish Dubai Marina and this is accompanied by the most exquisite views, buffet dining and unique live entertainment. You can even have dhow charter for special event. Looking for more exciting ways to spend time on Dubai’s water? You can consider going on deep sea cruising.

• Plan a Day Trip

Ras Al Khaimah

If you wish to venture out of Dubai, there are some majestic attractions beyond the city limits. And the great news is that you can discover all of them on a day trip. From the capital city of Abu Dhabi, the garden city of Al Ain and the quaint Hatta Heritage Village to the remarkable Ras Al Khaimah and scenic Fujairah, there are many sights and attractions that await you around Dubai. What’s more; you can even sign up for a 6 Emirates in a Day Tour which covers all of the UAE’s emirates except for Abu Dhabi.

TOP ATTRACTIONS TO VISIT IN JULY

• Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa & The Dubai Mall

Burj Khalifa

A Dubai holiday remains incomplete without a visit to Downtown Dubai which holds the bulk of the city’s prestigious landmarks. Topping this list is Burj Khalifa which is famed all over the world, being the tallest of its kind (at a height of 828 meters). The Dubai Mall, Souk Al Bahar, The Dubai Fountain etc follow the long list. As mentioned earlier, the Dubai Mall has tons of attractions to its credit – of which some are even free to explore, mainly the parts of Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Choose a flexible combo pass with Burj Khalifa tickets and access to the top attractions in the Dubai Mall.

• Al Bastakiya Quarter & Dubai Museum Al Bastakiya Quarter

Found in the Old Dubai region and close to Dubai Creek, Al Bastakiya (also known as Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood) is a well-preserved area which stands as a tribute to Dubai’s historic past. You can stop by many ancient houses and museums in the regions. Most prominent among them is probably the Dubai Museum; Situated inside the emirate’s oldest of its kind, 18th century Al Fahidi Fort, its many exhibits on display will give you a glimpse of Dubai’s lifestyle in the pre-oil era. It won’t cost you more than AED 3 to enter this museum.

• Burj Al Arab Burj Al Arab, UAE

Like other stellar sights of Dubai, Burj Al Arab will easily catch your attention. Nestled off Dubai’s shore, on a man-made island, this resplendent structure has graced the city skyline since 1999. A stay in this seven-star hotel may be reserved for just rich and elites, but its striking sail-shaped architecture and mindblowing surroundings make it a worthwhile spot to spend some quality time and further capture fabulous pictures. What’s more; you can even sign up for an Inside Burj Al Arab tour – it lets you catch a glimpse of its regal interiors and comforts without really staying here.

• Dubai Frame Dubai Frame

With its colossal picture-frame like structure, Dubai Frame has become one of the city’s most distinguishable landmarks ever since its opening in 2018. While the main highlight is its Sky Deck offering the compelling views over Old and New Dubai, it’s also noteworthy for its inspiring past and future galleries.



TOP DUBAI EVENTS IN JULY

• Dubai Summer Surprises

The 25th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) has already kicked off! Yes, loads of fun, exciting shopping deals with daily discounts, and jaw-dropping wins characterize the six-week long event.

  • Date: July 1, 2022 till September 4, 2022
  • Venue: The entire Dubai City
• Salim Sulaiman Live

Join this exciting show wherein the Indian composer duo – Salim and Sulaiman, will entertain you with the most popular Bollywood music numbers.

  • Date: July 16, 2022
  • Venue: Coca Cola Arena
  • Time: 20:30 hrs
  • Entry Fee: AED 299 – AED 999
• Eid Al Adha Fireworks

Don’t miss the dynamic and magnificent firework displays that lit up the sky as part of the Eid Al Adha festivities.

  • Date: July 10, 2022
  • Venue: Dubai Festival City Mall
  • Time: 20:00 hrs
  • Entry Fee: Free
• Baby Shark – Fin-tastic Adventure

Surprise your younger ones on your Dubai visit in July; thanks to this vibrant musical show featuring several amazing acts and games.

  • Date: July 7 to 17 2022
  • Venue: The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates
  • Time: 11:00 hrs
  • Entry Fee: AED 150
You might be interested – Dubai in August | Dubai in September

IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR YOUR DUBAI TRIP IN JULY

  • It may be off-season in Dubai during July – August. But the accommodation rates tend to get higher during the Eid Al Adha holidays (July 8, 2022 to July 11, 2022); so make sure that you book your accommodation, airline tickets etc in advance.
  • To ensure maximum savings, opt for an all-inclusive package (with accommodation, sightseeing, Dubai SIM, pocket Wi-Fi etc). You can also consider buying a combo pass which offers access to two or multiple tours / activities for a single low rate.
  • Pack comfortable, loose fitting modest clothing for your summer trip to Dubai. Carry a shawl as well, which you can wear while traveling to Dubai’s conservative attractions and intensely air-conditioned attractions.
  • Sunscreen cream, sun glasses, hats, and a pair of comfy shoes are other packing essentials.
  • Bring your international driving license if you’re planning to drive while in Dubai.
  • As it’s extremely hot in Dubai, keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your trip.
Conclusion

Dubai may be uncomfortably hot in July, but its many amazing indoor leisure attractions, exciting activities and cool events make up for it. So if you didn’t consider Dubai for your July break, then it’s time to change your perception. It’s a sizzling summer retreat infused with the most unforgettable experiences and fun-filled amusement.

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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.

  • 13 thoughts on “Dubai in July: Things to do, Attractions, Weather and Guide
    1. Avatar for Rezmin

      I always visit holiday destinations in the off-season and Dubai has to be the best one. There’s so much to do and see plus, everything is so cheap.

    2. Avatar for Rezmin

      July is the best time to visit Dubai and do an exhaustive tour of all the amusement and water parks. Wild Wadi & Ski Dubai were my favourites.

    3. Avatar for Rezmin

      Dubai is mostly air-conditioned, so I went there in July and had a blast thanks to a lack of tourists. The beaches in the evening were especially fun.

    4. Avatar for Rezmin

      Since Dubai is so hot in July, I only get out at night. Last year I enjoyed dhow cruises in the evening and spent most of the day enjoying indoor activities.

    5. Avatar for Rezmin

      I always visit Dubai in July. There are very few tourists and rates are much cheaper. I usually pack my itinerary with waterpark, Ski Dubai, and Ice Rink visits.

    6. Avatar for Rezmin

      I love Dubai so much that I never think about what time is good for a visit and what is not. I usually plan my visit as per my mood and when the workload is less.

    7. Avatar for Rezmin

      My favorite things to do in Dubai is the dhow cruise, desert safari, and shopping at souk.

    8. Avatar for Rezmin

      We have visited Dubai just once that too for Christmas. I can’t dare to visit it in July since the temperature at this time is unbearable.

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