Astonishing sights, a splendid desert, and the best repertoire of shopping, leisure and dining attractions all combine to make Dubai a perfect vacation spot to travel any part of the year. But traveling to Dubai in September is special in its own right; it’s the time when Dubai slightly gets respite from the harsh summer heat, but it’s still one of the best months to have an affordable Dubai vacation. So let us see what the weather is like in Dubai in September, along with the top attractions and activities it brings forth.

Dubai Weather In September

Dubai Weather September

September may still be hot in Dubai, but fortunately, It’s the time when the region’s harsh heat gradually begins to drop. The average high temperature is up to 38 degrees Celsius, while the average low temperature is 28 degrees Celsius. And there are a total of 10 hours of daily sunshine.

Why Should You Visit Dubai In September?

The Best Time to Discover Indoor Attractions: Whatever you wish to do here, indoors or outdoors, it’s possible in Dubai! In fact, Dubai’s vast collection of indoor attractions is one reason that it is a year-round destination. There are indoor facilities for everything from enjoying fantastic theme park rides, escape room games, and cool pool parties to mountain climbing and even skydiving.

It’s still not crowded, and it’s affordable too: As the temperature rises in Dubai, everything from hotel rates, sightseeing tours, and entrance tickets (to major Dubai landmarks) to airline fares drop tremendously. Starting in July and August, this continues through September and the first week of October, making it one of the best times to visit for budget travelers. And the great news for those who hate crowds is that Dubai will see relatively fewer visitors this month.

Cool Events: Come to Dubai any part (or month) of the year; there will be some exciting and incredible events to watch out for, and September is not an exception.

Best Things To Do In Dubai In September

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1. Enjoy Indoor Attractions: Dubai’s indoor attractions are so fabulous and strongly air-conditioned that you won’t even realize (and may even forget) that the outside temperature is at its highest. Visit its many indoor theme parks (including IMG Worlds of Adventure), take to iFly Dubai (for sky diving), and throw yourself into the fun-filled, thrilling zones at Adventure Zone by Adventure HQ (complete with obstacle courses, climbing walls, etc.) Joined by your little ones? We’re sure they wouldn’t want to leave Dubai after visiting attractions like Bounce (a trampoline park), KidZania Dubai, and the Museum of Illusions.

Dubai Attraction

2. Take a City Tour: Take a City Tour: This is the perfect way to get an incredible overview of Dubai’s main sights and attractions, especially if this is your first-time trip to the emirate. In a single trip, this guided Dubai city tour shows you all of the city’s new and old icons, from Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Mosque, and Jumeirah Beach to Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai Creek, and Dubai Museum (inside the region’s oldest of its kind, Al Fahidi Fort). You’ll also get a glimpse into the region’s most visited malls and top entertainment destinations, plus the latest attractions (such as the Museum of the Future). Want to glam up your sightseeing experience in Dubai? Choose the Full Day Limousine ride in Dubai, which lets you admire the city sights aboard a high-performance limousine.

La Parle Dubai

3. See Dolphin and Seal Performance & Other Shows: For families visiting Dubai in September, this show conducted at Dubai Dolphinarium (inside Dubai Creek Park) is unmissable. The major highlight of this indoor dolphinarium is a 45-minute show where adorable dolphins and seals wow you with their brilliant acts. See dolphins effortlessly passing through the hoops and seals painting, among others. Want to skip it, or are you looking for more shows? Watch La Perle by Dragone Show at Al Habtoor City or proceed to Bollywood Parks Dubai and Motiongate Dubai (at Dubai Parks and Resorts) to be part of several amazing live performances and colorful shows.

Dubai Opera House

4. Take a Dubai Opera Architecture Tour: Dubai Opera is one of the ultimate venues for lovers of ballets, concerts, operas, etc. It conducts shows all through the year, but don’t worry if there is no show to watch during your time in Dubai. You can make the most of this time by taking an Architecture Tour of the dhow-like Dubai Opera. Yes, its attention-to-detail design makes it worth a visit. Spanning over 60,000 square meters in Downtown Dubai (and located close to the Burj Khalifa), it proudly reflects the city’s maritime heritage and comes with high-end seating facilities to accommodate 2000 plus guests at a time.

5. Journey into the Future: A world of high-tech advancements and ground-breaking innovations await you at the Museum of the Future. Be sure to make a stop here, where everything from its breathtaking architecture that resembles a huge ring to its mesmerizing galleries, top-end exhibits, and unbelievable experience will leave you in absolute amazement.

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6. Surf it Up: From Aquaventure to Wild Wadi, Dubai’s waterparks are best for beating the summer heat, with several exciting rides, slides, and water games ideal for all age groups. Apart from its water parks, Dubai’s sparkling waters along the Arabian Gulf serve as a haven for water activities like banana boat rides, jet skiing, and fly fishing.

7. Relax at Chillout Ice Lounge: From rich brunches and amazing English afternoon teas to authentic Middle Eastern fares and delightful street foods, you’ll never run out of ideas when it comes to what or where to dine in Dubai. But if you’re looking for a really chill, cool ambiance to wind down after all your actions and outings, just head to Chillout – The Ice Lounge. Located inside Times Square Center, it’s the Middle East’s first ice lounge, where its interiors, décor, and settings are maintained at minus six degrees Celsius throughout. Speaking of food, you can relish all of it, including fresh hot soups, tea, coffee, chocolate milk, desserts, and more.

Dubai Dhow Cruise

8. Wind down with a dhow cruise: This is one of the best things to do in Dubai after sunset, when the temperature cools down a bit. Select your favorite location (Dubai Creek or Dubai Marina), pre-book your preferred time slot, and then set out on a cruise aboard a traditional dhow, which was formerly used for pearl farming and fishing in Dubai’s pre-oil phase. The most ravishing views of the city skyline unfurl before you on this approximately two-hour cruise, complete with buffet dining, live music, and traditional entertainment like the Tanura show.

Desert Safari

9. Go on a desert safari: If you crave some outdoors with the right fusion of adventure, culture, and traditional Bedouin activities, you shouldn’t miss a desert safari, preferably an evening desert safari with a 4X4 dune bash, camel ride, Shisha smoking, henna tattooing, BBQ dinner, and enthralling cultural shows like belly dance. For those who wish to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Arabian Desert before the harsh heat takes over the region, there is a hot air balloon Dubai ride.

10. Cool off at Ski Dubai: No summer trip to Dubai is complete without a visit to Ski Dubai. Found inside the massive Mall of the Emirates, this snow-themed park will leave you in awe with its remarkable facilities for skiing, snowboarding, snow rides, etc.

11. Enjoy a spa treatment at Talise Spa: Whether you want to give a perfect start to your holiday or look to finish it in the most relaxed way, a pampering spa treatment at one of Dubai’s many luxurious spa facilities. We’ve mentioned Talise Spa as being an award-winning spa and the largest of its kind in the Middle East.

12. Visit AYA Universe: This indoor light and sound park inside the WAFI City Mall is one of Dubai’s newest attractions. There are 12 themed zones that transport you to a different universe, allowing you to participate in the most extraordinary activities and surreal experiences.

Top Attractions to Visit in Dubai In September

The Dubai Mall & The Dubai Fountain: It’s the biggest mall in the world, which means one can imagine its sheer vastness and endless amount of offerings. Yes, you can easily spend here an entire day or two and still not get enough of it. So make good research before you visit here. It has full-on entertainment zones, a mind-numbing array of culinary options, and, of course, infinite shopping options with some 1200 outlets (mostly representing big and renowned brands.)

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If you think that you can easily forego this mall, know that it also hosts some of Dubai’s most iconic attractions. You can access them with the right attraction pass, such as Ekart Zabeel Dubai Ice Rink and Dubai Mall Aquarium tickets, to name a few. The mall is also home to some of the city’s newest attractions, including Infinity des Lumières and Play DXB, previously known as VR Park Dubai. Most of all, be certain to watch the Dubai Fountain Show set on the Burj Khalifa outside the mall. This jaw-dropping water and light show is choreographed to classic Hollywood, Bollywood, and Arabic music.

Burj Khalifa: A selfie or snap against the Burj Khalifa is integral to any Dubai visit. But don’t just limit yourself to this; take the elevator to its observation deck at the 124th or 148th level. They offer unrivaled views over the whole of Dubai and beyond. You enter Burj Khalifa via Dubai Mall, pass through a precise multimedia presentation on Dubai’s past, and further enjoy a swift elevator ride before you hit its marvelous viewing decks.

Dubai Hills Mall: Have you already been to the Dubai Mall, or are you looking for an alternative? Head to the brand-new Dubai Hills Mall! Apart from over 600 outlets, it is home to some superlative fun and thrill experiences that are ideal for all age groups, such as Adventure Park and the Storm Coaster.

The Green Planet: Whether you’re traveling to Dubai solo or with your family or younger ones, this is one of the best spots to visit in the city as part of your summer trip. Tucked away at City Walk, there is an enormous, man-made, life-sustaining tree that journeys you through the exquisite and delicate ecosystem of a tropical rainforest. With your Green Planet ticket, you’ll come across over 3000 unique plants and animals here. The best thing is that it’s super cool and set completely indoors.

Al Bastakiya Quarter: This well-preserved region of Dubai offers an alternative escape from the city’s glamorous part. Also known as the Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, this is one of the city’s oldest parts and has many charming structures, museums, and art galleries that give you an insight into the region’s modest past and ancient Emirati lifestyle.

Dubai Events In September

1. Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS): The 26th edition of Dubai Summer Surprises started on June 29 and will end on September 3, 2023. So, if you plan a September visit to Dubai, be prepared to be part of a spectrum of exuberant actions and events as part of DSS.

2. Farhan Live: Bollywood’s beloved star, Farhan Akthar, is all set to entertain Dubaiites with his electrifying performance at Coca-Cola Arena. Don’t miss it!

  • Date: September 1, 2023
  • Venue: Coca-Cola Arena
  • Timing: 19:30 hrs
  • Entry: From AED 150 to AED 1200

3. Peppa Pig’s Adventure: Traveling to Dubai with your little ones? Don’t miss this interesting musical show that will take place at Coca-Cola Arena in September.

  • Date: September 16, 2023
  • Venue: Coca-Cola Arena
  • Timing: 10:30 hrs
  • Entry: From AED 125 to AED 370

4. Asha Bhosle Live: Bollywood lovers, rejoice! Be part of the legendary singer Asha Bhosle’s 90th birthday celebrations with a special concert at Coca-Cola Arena.

  • Date: September 8, 2023
  • Venue: Coca-Cola Arena
  • Timing: 19:00 hrs
  • Entry: From AED 90 to AED 2450

5. WIZZ Air Neon Run: This exciting event is unmissable for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. It’s conducted at Dubai Design District, where you must jog or walk a course that spans three, five, or ten kilometers. The best thing is that 20 participants can bag an incredible Maldives holiday.

  • Date: September 16, 2023
  • Venue: Dubai Design District
  • Timing: 20:00 hrs
  • Entry: From AED 89.25 to AED 280.51

6. Kapil Sharma Live: Add a rib-tickling evening to your Dubai visit in September with this show! There is no doubt that the Indian comedy maestro, Kapil Sharma, will excite you with his hilarious antics.

  • Date: September 24, 2023
  • Venue: Coca-Cola Arena
  • Timing: 20:00 hrs
  • Entry: AED 112 to AED 900
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Top Tips For Dubai Trip In September

  • September is off-season in Dubai, but that shouldn’t stop you from planning in advance. Pre-book accommodation, airline tickets, etc., to enjoy maximum deals on your Dubai vacation. You can also save by opting for our all-encompassing Dubai packages.
  • Include as many guided tours and indoor attractions as possible in your travel program and book them in advance, particularly the Dubai city tour and tickets for Green Planet, Burj Khalifa, and the Dubai Dolphinarium show.
  • Bring comfortable clothing and also carry essentials such as sunscreen cream or lotion, sunglasses, hats, a shawl, and a light jacket.


Dubai in September is undoubtedly an amazing time to visit, as the brutal summer heat cools off a bit, and the city comes alive with a variety of exciting events and experiences. But just make sure you pre-plan to get the absolute best out of your available time in Dubai. To get this part done, you can always count on our foolproof tours, all-inclusive holiday packages, and, of course, our friendly team (for more inspiration); rest assured that they will do everything to make your Dubai trip one to remember and treasure forever.

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 September – Best Things to Do and Events
    1. Avatar for Rezmin

      What would be a better desert safari in September – morning or evening?

      • Avatar for Rezmin

        Both are good options. The temperature in the desert is lower both early in the morning and in the evening (after sunset). You can choose a desert safari as per your scheduled and activity preferences.

    2. Avatar for Rezmin

      As it is extremely hot in September in Dubai, would it be easy to travel from one place to another?

      • Avatar for Rezmin

        Staying outdoors in Dubai is difficult during the day time in September. However, you do not have to worry about traveling, as all transport systems, including the metro, bus, and taxis in Dubai are fully airconditioned. Even the bus stops here are air-conditioned, so you do not have to worry about the heat even for a few minutes.

    3. Avatar for Rezmin

      I visited Dubai in September last year. Although I did not have much expectations as many attractions are closed during this time of the year, I had the time of my life. I was surprised to see so many amazing indoor attractions in the city.

      • Avatar for Rezmin

        You are right, Dubai is home to some of the best indoor attractions in the world. We are glad you had a great time and made

    4. Avatar for Rezmin

      I want to go on a dhow cruise during my Dubai holiday in September. However, would it not be too hot outdoors during this month?

      • Avatar for Rezmin

        Yes, the temperature is high in Dubai during September. However, dhow cruises happen in the evening, and the weather is cooler after sunset, giving you the chance to have a pleasant dhow cruise experience.

    5. Avatar for Rezmin

      Thank you for the article on things to do in Dubai in September. I never thought it is possible to visit Dubai on a budget. I will plan a holiday this September.

      • Avatar for Rezmin

        As it is off-season in September in Dubai, you can enjoy a low budget holiday in September. We are sure you will have a great holiday here.

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