Dubai March

Dubai is one of the fastest-developing cities in the world. What was once a simple fishing village has now grown into a sprawling metropolis with record-breaking construction and innovations. This is one of the main reasons that people from all over the world love to visit Dubai. While sightseeing is one of the best things to do in Dubai, plenty of other things in this city attract both young and old. From state-of-the-art amusement parks to thrilling adventure sports and interesting events and festivals, there is never a dull moment in Dubai. The ideal time to visit Dubai is between November and March, i.e., during winter. A visit during these months in Dubai allows you to enjoy bright, sunny days. If you plan to visit Dubai in March, here is everything you need to know about visiting this city in March.

Is March a good time to visit Dubai?

  • March is the last month of the winter season in Dubai. the climate is still mild and pleasing climate, making it ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
  • The city is less crowded in March than in peak months like December and January.
  • Most seasonal attractions, like Dubai Garden Glow, Dubai Miracle Garden, Global Village Dubai, etc., remain open in this month. These attractions usually last until March or April.
  • In 2024, Ramadan begins on March 11, bringing with it a lot of exciting activities and attractions, including a special Iftar menu, amazing Ramadan night tents, and vibrant night souks, to name a few.
  • The flight and accommodation rates in March may be lower than in the months of December and January.

Dubai Weather in March


As mentioned before, the weather in Dubai in March is relatively mild and pleasant. The daytime temperature is around 29 degrees Celsius, while the nighttime temperature is around 18 degrees Celsius. As the sun is not too harsh, you can easily explore Dubai’s outdoor attractions during the day. Moreover, the chances of rain are quite low in March, making this month the perfect time to visit Dubai.

  • Temperature: Low: 18 degrees Celsius, High: 28 degrees Celsius
  • Humidity: 55%
  • Chance of Rain (%): 0%
  • Daylight (Hrs): 10 hours
  • Sunrise: 6:40 am
  • Sunset: 6:20 pm

Things to do in Dubai in March

Dine in the Clouds with Dinner in the Sky


Dubai has plenty of fine dining restaurants; some are located on the top floors or rooftops of tall buildings, from which you can see the view of the entire city. However, Dinner in the Sky is a novel concept. A hydraulic crane lifts the dining table 50 meters into the air. So, you get to enjoy a delicious meal while high up in the air and enjoy the magnificent views of Dubai. In short, it is both an adventurous and refreshing gourmet experience.

Gear up for an Arabian adventure with Desert Safari

Desert Safari Dubai

The desert safari is synonymous with Dubai, and March is the perfect time to enjoy it. The desert safari lets you experience desert life and the Bedouin lifestyle. Evening desert safaris are the most popular, and most of them begin with dune bashing and other adventurous activities like camel riding, sandboarding, quad biking, etc. You can also enjoy a delicious BBQ meal while watching the fabulous performances of belly dancers and Tanura dancers.

Enjoy a Dhow Cruise Experience

Dhow Cruise

Going on a dhow cruise is ideal for enjoying the pleasant evenings of Dubai in March. The dhow is a traditional boat converted into a luxurious restaurant. You can also go on a dhow cruise on Dubai Creek and Dubai Marina. You could enjoy a 3-course BBQ meal during the cruise while watching the fantastic Tanura dance performance. You also get to admire the beautiful views of the Dubai skyline during the 2-hour cruise.

Get the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush with Dubai Skydiving

SkyDive Dubai

Although there is a chance of rainfall, the weather in Dubai during March is quite clear, making it perfect for skydiving. SkyDive Dubai is the only company that offers skydiving experiences in the city. If you are a novice, you can go tandem skydiving with a professional; it lets you jump 13000 feet above the ground while being tied to the professional with a harness. You do not need any prior experience or training to go tandem skydiving in Dubai.

Discover the World in One Place at Global Village Dubai

Global Village Dubai

March is the last month to enjoy and be a part of Global Village Dubai, a seasonal attraction that usually runs from mid-October to mid-April. This part-theme park and part-market is a wonderland where you can shop, eat, enjoy fun rides, and indulge in entertainment. It is a family-friendly destination where you can enjoy pavilions of different countries from around the world. You can shop for local products from these countries and also try their cuisine. There are also games, rides, musical concerts, dance performances, and fireworks to entertain you at the Global Village.

Feel the Sun, Sand, and Sea with Beach Hopping Experience

Jumeirah Beach

March is probably the last month that allows you to enjoy Dubai’s beaches before the intense summer takes over the Arabian city. There is no dearth of beaches in Dubai, and you can choose one as per your interest. If you want to indulge in water sports like paragliding, kite surfing, kayaking, jet skiing, etc., there is Jumeirah Beach, Kite Beach, JBR Beach, La Mer Beach, etc. In fact, JBR Beach also gives you the chance to go camel riding on the beach. On the other hand, if you want to enjoy some quiet time and watch a beautiful sunset, Sunset Beach is a place you must visit.

Delve into elegant alfresco dining experiences

Dubai has loads of open-air restaurants and cafes waiting for you if you are a foodie and looking for elegant gourmet experiences at aesthetically pleasing venues. Even though Ramadan falls in March, it is still an ideal month to enjoy your dream dining experience. Book your table to spend an evening overlooking the gorgeous city skyline and breathtaking sunset views from the famous Pierchic beachside restaurant. You can even explore the café scene at Café Kitsune, a mashup of French and Japanese brews and bites. In March, they are showcasing the classic matcha tea, infused in various ways.

Savor Delicious Iftar Treats during Ramadan

Ramadan month in Dubai need not feel like a mood spoiler for your Dubai vacation. In fact, Dubai comes alive with festive flair, cultural excitement, and a marvelous food scene during the night. The city is dotted with illuminated and spacious make-shift tents that exude grandeur in ambiance and cuisine. During Iftar in Dubai, the Asateer Tent at Atlantis the Palm, Al Majlis, Madinat Jumeirah, and Jumeirah Emirates Towers are some of the best places to visit for delightful food and warm Arabian hospitality.

Places to See Dubai in March

Dubai Frame:

Dubai Frame

Opened in January 2018, Dubai Frame is a structure that embodies Dubai’s past, present, and future. Located in Zabeel Park, the Dubai Frame resembles a huge picture frame. It stands at a height of 150 meters, and a 100-square-meter bridge joins the two vertical structures. As you enter the Dubai Frame, you will visit a museum on the mezzanine floor that will give you a glimpse of the region’s past. From here, you would be taken on an elevator to the bridge at the top, where you could see the present of Dubai: the old Dubai on one side and the new Dubai on the other. As you come down from the other side of the bridge, you will visit the museum that gives you a futuristic view of the city.

The Dubai Mall:

The Dubai Mall

One of the largest malls in the world, the Dubai Mall is located next to Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Things to do here are much more than shopping. While over 1200 retail stores would impress the shopaholic in you, plenty of other experiences in the mall would keep you engaged. Head to the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, where you will be mesmerized by the wide variety of marine animals. Then, there is Play DXB, an exciting spot to indulge in virtual and augmented reality games and rides. KidZania Dubai, Dubai Ice Rink, and the Dubai Fountain Show are some attractions that you should check out at the Dubai Mall.

Dubai Dolphinarium:

If you are visiting Dubai with family, the Dubai Dolphinarium is a place you must visit. The highlight of the place is the Dolphin and Seal Show, where you get to see the dolphins and seals performing some interesting tricks. You would also get to see the Creek Park Bird Show here. Besides these, Dubai Dolphinarium lets you swim with the dolphins, where you can touch, hug, swim, and play with these interesting mammals. The place also has a fun Mirror Maze. Dubai Dolphinarium is a great place to host birthday parties and corporate events.

Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood:

Al Fahidi Neighborhood

Dubai is not only about its luxurious life and modern buildings. There is another, modest side to the city, which not many know about. To learn more about old Dubai, a trip to Al Fahidi Neighborhood is a must. Located on the banks of Dubai Creek, Al Fahidi is the oldest neighborhood in Dubai. In the past, it was a simple fishing village where Persian merchants had built their homes. Feel the old-world charm as you walk through the narrow lanes, pathways, and public squares of Al Fahidi. Many of the buildings here have been converted into art galleries and museums, allowing you to look at their interiors.

Dubai Miracle Garden:

Dubai Miracle Garden

A true miracle, the Dubai Miracle Garden is the largest natural flower garden in the world. Although it is located in a desert city, the Dubai Miracle Garden is home to more than 49 million flowers. March is usually the last month to explore this flower garden, as the Dubai Miracle Garden is a seasonal attraction that closes in March or April. As you stroll around the garden, you will be awed by the beautiful floral sculptures and other things you see here. Be it the floral clock, the floral Emirates Airbus A380, the floral castles, or the floral Disney Avenue, everything here will inspire you.

Dubai Festivals and Events in March


Ramadan is one of the most sacred periods to observe in Islamic culture. Ramadan is held in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; hence, its dates vary every year. This year, Ramadan starts on March 11, 2024, and lasts until April 9, 2024. During this period, the city immerses itself into its cultural roots and customs. Fasting is observed from dawn to dusk, and enormous, eclectic Arabian feasts are hosted to break the fast with friends and family. It can be a little inconvenient to visit during Ramadan due to local customs that must be observed in public areas and the shift in operating hours at restaurants, landmarks, and attractions. But at night, there are a whole lot of celebrations, fireworks, and lavish traditional food scenes that make it seem like a feast for all of Dubai.

When: 11th March 2024 – 9th April 2024

Location: Throughout Dubai

March Events in Dubai

Art Dubai

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It is a must-experience event for art lovers, being one of the top event-of-its-kind in the Middle East. You can look forward to admiring the most modern and classic creations of over 400 artists from across the world.

When: 1st – 3rd March 2024

Location: Madinat Jumeirah

Atif Aslam Live

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Tune in for a melodious evening in Dubai with the renowned Pakistani and Bollywood singer, Atif Aslam. It promises you unparalleled entertainment as he enthralls you with live renditions of his all-time favorite tracks.

When: 2nd March 2024

Location: Coca-Cola Arena

Dubai International Boat Show

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This event is unmissable if you want to acquaint yourself with the latest trends and happenings in the yachting world. Prepare to meet the who’s who of the industry and further witness the most sleek and stylish crafts.

When: 1st -3rd March 2024

Location: Dubai Harbour

Iftar at Asateer

Don’t miss this chance to treat yourself to an authentic Iftar experience on your March visit to Dubai. From flavored Arabic starters, wraps, and mezze to delightful desserts, it offers an evening in a sumptuous setting.

When: 11th March to 9th April 2024

Location: Atlantis the Palm Dubai

Ramadan District

Another amazing spot to discover the cultural treats of Iftar is in the Ramadan District at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Arena. This alfresco market with the incredible Museum of the Future as a backdrop is an amazing way to join in the Ramadan spirit as a visitor. This make-shift cultural hub showcases a wide range of cultural shopping and food scenes. There is a dedicated kid’s section as well for children to take part in the festivities. It is a great way to get cultural insights about Ramadan amid a fun-filled ambiance.

When: 15th March 2024 – 4th April 2024

Location: Jumeirah Emirates Towers Arena

Ramadan Fireworks

Marveling at the Dubai night sky lit up in colorful bursts of fireworks is always enchanting. During Ramadan in Dubai, you can enjoy this scintillating spectacle free of cost and without the tourist crowd in March. Take full advantage of this opportunity. The fireworks show starts from 10 pm onwards.

When: 15th – 17th March 2024

Location: Al Seef, Dubai Festival City Mall, Bluewaters Island, The Beach, JBR

Travel Tips to Visit Dubai in March

  • Do not forget to apply sunscreen before heading out, as although the temperature is lower in March compared to the summer months, the sun’s rays can be harsh during the day.
  • Carry a bottle of water and keep yourself hydrated while exploring the city.
  • Wear light, cotton clothes while going around the city. However, you would have to wear a light jacket or sweater while exploring the city at night and checking out the indoor attractions in Dubai.
  • It would be best to book entry tickets to the attractions you want to visit in advance. This would save you time and money.
  • Check the weather to know about any potential sandstorms as March sees a few of them in Dubai.
  • The holy month of Ramadan falls in March this year, and hence, as a visitor, you should comply with the norms and customs of the locals. Make your bookings well in advance and confirm the timings during Ramadan, as availability and operating hours may vary, to ensure a seamless experience.
  • Keep a list of Dubai’s emergency numbers with you at all times in case of any emergencies or mishaps.

Things to Know Before Visit Dubai in March

What to Pack for Dubai in March

Now that you know what to explore and experience in Dubai during March, it is time to get prepared for your holiday.

  • The plug type used in Dubai is Type G -230 volts AC and 50Hz. A Universal Travel Adapter will come in handy.
  • A local SIM card with data is a priority. However, you will get a complimentary prepaid SIM Card at Dubai International Airport.
  • First-aid kit. Carry prescriptions if you are traveling with medicines.
  • Currency: US dollars and UAE dirhams. Visa and MasterCard are also widely accepted.
  • Travel and health insurance covering the entire duration of your stay
  • Sunscreen cream or lotion, sunglasses, and a reusable water bottle.
  • Carry a small-sized bag with your valuable travel documents.

What to Wear in Dubai in March

  • As March is warmer, indicating the onset of summer in Dubai, the weather is pleasant yet hot and humid. So light, airy attires are your best options.
  • March can have chilly early mornings and nights, so if you get cold easily, pack a light jacket, shawl, or shrug. These will also come in handy while visiting air-conditioned indoor attractions and venues.
  • Follow the dress code and familiarize yourself with it before visiting any attractions or restaurants. This should be kept in mind, especially while visiting spiritual and cultural attractions and during Ramadan when wearing a modest dress is the best option.
  • In March, the Persian Gulf water is warmer inviting a lot of attention from beach lovers and swimmers. Make sure you carry appropriate attire for different beaches since not all beaches in Dubai have swimwear policies.

Getting Around Dubai in March

Roadways and metro modes of transport are widely used in Dubai.

The first one is the Dubai Metro which lets you access prominent places like Dubai Downtown, the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai International Airport, and Dubai Marina, to name a few. There are two routes: the Red Line and the Green Line, which seamlessly and efficiently connect major places in Dubai. There is also a tram line connecting Dubai Metro to the Palm Monorail at Palm Jumeirah as well.

The second mode of transport is via road. Dubai has extensive connectivity through well-maintained roadways. The Expressways extend connectivity to neighborhood emirates as well, which you can reach via a bus or car ride. The Dubai Bus is one of the most efficient road transports in the world and offers economic comfort and convenience during your journey. The best way to make use of Dubai’s sophisticated tram, metro, and bus systems is to purchase a NOL card.

Although they can be pricey, taxis and car rentals are the most practical ways to go for long distances and door-to-door travel, despite their potential cost.

Where to Stay in Dubai in March

Budget Hotels:

Premier Inn Dubai Barsha Heights, Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Seef, Ibis Mall Of The Emirates, Mercure Dubai Deira, and Premier Inn Dubai Al Jaddaf

Deluxe, 4-Star Hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott Dubai, Al Barsha, Lemon Tree Hotel, Jumeirah, Ramada by Wyndham Dubai Deira, Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, and Beach Walk Hotel Jumeirah

Luxury Hotels:

Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Conrad Dubai, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Rixos Premium Dubai, Address Beach Resort, The St. Regis Downtown Dubai, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Habtoor Grand Resort

Ultra-Luxury Hotels:

Atlantis, The Palm, Only&Only Royal Mirage, Fairmont The Palm, Anantara Downtown, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, Bulgari Resort, Dubai, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

What to eat in Dubai in March


Most visitors to Dubai in March assume that its food scene is subdued due to Ramadan and the custom of fasting during the daytime. This is true, but one tends to forget that when it comes to breaking the fast, the culinary scene transforms into an eclectic medley of Arabian cuisine.

Ramadan is a time for sharing and togetherness. Dubai comes alive during iftar and suhoor hours, enveloped in a traditional festive spirit and vibrancy. The emirate welcomes its visitors to join in the festivities in elegant spaces teeming with lip-smacking delicacies to enjoy during iftar and suhoor. Take advantage of the entire Middle Eastern flavor explosion rather than just the local fare!

Arabian dates: This power-packed dry fruit is the star food during Ramadan, as people start their first meal of the day after breaking the fast with a handful of dates. You can find a variety of best-quality Arabian dates all over Dubai, served as snacks, and plenty to take back home.

Malfoof: It’s a light, appetizing dish made of boiled cabbage leaves stuffed with herbed meat and grain fillings and served with sauce.

Ouzi: It’s dish that you would exclusively find during Ramadan celebrations and weddings. This wholesome, spicy rice dish is laden with roasted or grilled meat and topped off by a generous garnish of nuts.

Umm Ali: It’s a popular, tummy-filling dessert to complete your iftar meals. Umm Ali is an Arabian bread pudding infused with coconut flavors and garnished with nuts.

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Is March a good time to visit Dubai?

Yes, the weather in Dubai in March is still pleasant, making it a good time to visit the city.

Is Dubai busy in March?

Although the weather in Dubai is ideal between November and March, the city is not too crowded in March as compared to December and January.

Can I experience rainfall in Dubai in March?

The chance of rainfall is extremely low in Dubai in March.

Is traveling to Dubai in March ideal for outdoor activities?

Yes, as the climate is pleasant, you can enjoy outdoor activities in March.


March is undoubtedly an ideal month to visit Dubai. While the weather during this month is agreeable, there is not much of a crowd compared to the peak season. In other words, March offers the best of both worlds in the emirate city.

Madhura loves traveling, and her love story with traveling started when her parents took her on her first holiday when she was 5 years old. Madhura is either constantly thinking about her next destination or writing about her previous travel expedition.  

  • 21 thoughts on “Dubai In March: Everything You Need To Know Before Visiting
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      The diverse culture, fascinating architecture, and amazing events held throughout the city during March are quite tempting. Thanks for the interesting blog.

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      I visited Dubai in March last year and enjoyed most of the outdoor adventures listed here without any problem and under good weather condition. I will surely re-visit Dubai during this time of the year.

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        March in Dubai is perfect time to indulge in shopping, dining, and outdoor adventure. We are glad that your trip was outstanding.

    3. Avatar for Madhura Shedge

      Wow! Dubai in March truly turns out to be a hot spot of events and festivals. Thanks for the blog and giving me the perfect time to enjoy a vacation in Dubai.

      • Avatar for Madhura Shedge

        There is no doubt that March is an excellent time to visit Dubai. There are many things to see and do in Dubai and have plenty of fun.

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      I see that March is a good time for beach hopping and desert safari. These two attractions are more than enough for me to plan a visit to Dubai in March.

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      This blog provides enough information and motivation to visit Dubai in March. It is a perfect guide for those looking to visiting Dubai in March.

      • Avatar for Madhura Shedge

        March in Dubai offers pleasant climate to indulge in outdoor activities due to pleasant weather. You can make the most of the bright sunlight during the day to explore attractions and enjoy desert safari.

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      Loved how detailed the entire article is. It covers everything about visiting Dubai in March.

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        Thank you! Our intention is to provide all the information a person needs to know about visiting Dubai in March.

    7. Avatar for Madhura Shedge

      Thanks for giving your valuable time and sharing this very important post.

    8. Avatar for Madhura Shedge

      The desert safari in Dubai seems really exciting. I will definitely try it when I go to Dubai in March.

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        The desert safari is definitely the best. If you love adventurous activities, you will enjoy dune bashing, quad biking, sandboarding, etc., here.

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      I am going to Dubai in March this year and am the most excited about sky diving.

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      Is Dinner in the Sky only available for dinner?

    11. Avatar for Madhura Shedge

      Thank you for this article. Gearing up for my trip to Dubai in March. This has been helpful in planning my itinerary.

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