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Visiting Dubai in April – Everything that you need to know!

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The golden sand of the Arabian Desert, the glint off the shining skyscrapers and the sparkling jewellery and luxury goods in the malls and souks, Dubai is truly the City of Gold! One of the world’s leading tourist destinations, Dubai has made a reputation for itself as a city with infinite possibilities. From the world’s largest building, the Burj Khalifa, to crazy amusement parks and entertainment experiences, Dubai has a lot of the world’s firsts to its credit! Travelers love the traditional Dubai with its authentic Arabian cuisine, desert safaris and dhow cruises, as well as the juxtaposition of modern shopping malls and entertainment avenues. A visit to Dubai in April gives you a chance to explore it all!

What makes Dubai in April special?


Dubai in April
Dubai in April

  • Perfect tan weather: April is just the start of summer and while you will experience warm afternoons, the evenings are quite pleasant. The sea temperature is perfect for a swim and you can get a nice tan on the beach!
  • Fewer crowds: April is considered the last month of the tourist season and sees a sharp decline in shopping crowds, which gives you more time to explore Dubai leisurely. It means shorter queues at attractions and a chance to experience the traditional and local side of Dubai.
  • Enjoy indoor activities: Dubai has always so much to do that you have to choose between indoor and outdoor activities. But Dubai in April is ideal for things such as indoor attractions and entertainment shows.
  • Cheap hotel rates: The lesser tourist crowds also reflect in the rates of hotels and air fares. You can enjoy discounts and other perks in Dubai in April.

Dubai Weather in April


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Dubai in April : Things to do


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Burj Khalifa

Dubai in April - burj khalifa


Reaching out to the sky at a height of 828m, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. A visit to the observation deck will give you brilliant views of the modern city. With the long day time hours, April is a good month to visit the Burj.

April Timings
Open 24 hours

Location

1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Desert Safari

Dubai in april - desert safari


Dubai is a gleaming oasis surrounded by spectacular deserts like Al Aweer, Lahbab and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. April is just at the onset of summer and the last month before it gets too hot for the safaris and other adventure activities like camel-riding, dune-bashing and quad-biking.

April Timings
Morning Safari - 7:00 AM, Evening Safari – 2:45 PM

Location

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

Dubai City Tour & Desert Safari Combo
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AED 191
Burj Khalifa At The Top & Desert Safari Combo
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AED 325
2 Day Combo: Desert Safari + Dubai City Tour + Dho...
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AED 278
Burj Khalifa At The Top + Dubai Aquarium + Desert...
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AED 340
Desert Adventure Combo - Camel Ride, Quad Biking &...
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AED 400
Desert Safari and Dhow Cruise
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AED 300
2 Day Combo: Burj Khalifa + Desert Safari + Dubai ...
from
AED 540
Dhow Cruise Marina + VIP Majlis Safari Combo
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AED 389
2 Day Combo: Burj Khalifa + Dubai Aquarium + Deser...
from
AED 446

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Skydive

Dubai in april - skydive


Only a bird’s eye view of Dubai does justice to the futuristic city of Dubai, jump off a plane and skydive to soak in the views. If jumping is not your cup of tea, then the Skydive Gyrocopter offers the same views from the comfort of a copter.

April Timings
Daily from 10:00 AM to Sunset

Location

Al Seyahi St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4

Dhow Cruise

Dubai in april - dhow cruise


Dhows have cruised Dubai’s waters for centuries before the megapolis took shape. The cool evenings in April are a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the cruise with a breathtaking backdrop of the city and a sumptuous meal on board.

April Timings
Daily, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Location

Deira Creek Opposite Radisson Blue Hotel, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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5

La Perle by Dragone

Dubai in april - la perle


Acrobats jumping through the hoops, dancers flitting across an aqua-stage amid beautiful light and sound effects, you can experience all this at the ‘La Perle’. It is Dubai’s first permanent live-entertainment show in the city and designed by Franco Dragone, famous for his creations at Le Reve in Las Vegas!

April Timings
1st Show - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2nd Show - 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Location

260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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6

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

Dubai in april - Dubai Ferry


Make the most of your time in Dubai by opting for the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour. It covers over 30 top attractions from Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai Mall to Burj Khalifa, Atlantis The Palm and lots more. Head down to enjoy a fully air-conditioned, double-decker bus ride to witness some of the iconic landmaarks of the city guaranteeing an experience that you'll never forget.

April Timings
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Location

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

7

Dubai Frame

Dubai in april - dubai frame


The Dubai Frame is like a portal that transcends the shift of Dubai from the old city of Deira looking towards the modern city of skyscrapers. At a height of 150 metres, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city and the observatory deck offers a picturesque panorama of Dubai.

April Timings
Daily, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Location

Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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Dubai Frame Anytime Entry Tickets
from
AED 53
Dubai Garden Glow + Dubai Frame
from
AED 125
Dubai City Tour + Dubai Frame Entry
from
AED 99
Dubai Frame with Hotel Transfers
from
AED 200

8

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Dubai in april - louvre abu dhabi


The Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of the best places to spend a hot April afternoon. A short drive from Dubai, it is the biggest art museum in the Middle East and holds a great collection of Eastern and Western art. Even the Louvre Abu Dhabi building boasts spectacular architecture and is worth taking a look at.

April Timings
Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Monday – Closed

Location

Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
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9

Ski Dubai

Dubai in april - Ski Dubai


The freezing interiors of Ski Dubai offer a great respite from the outside heat of Dubai in April. The theme park is a fun space for both adults and children, and has 22,500 sqm of snow-covered ski slopes and snow adventure activities. It also has a Penguin park with Gentoo and King Penguins.

April Timings
Saturday to Wednesday – 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday/Friday – 10:00 – 12:00 AM

Location

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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10

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Dubai in April - IMG Worlds of Adventure


The IMG Worlds of Adventure is hands down the best amusement park in Dubai and the best place to spend time in April away from the afternoon sun. The park has crazy rides and thrilling attractions centered around themes like Marvel, Lost World, and Cartoon Network.

April Timings
Sunday to Wednesday – 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday to Saturday – 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location

E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd., Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

Dubai in April : Events to Look Out For


Dubai in april events

Meta Expo Dubai 2023

April 5th - 6th, 2023
Meta Expo Dubai 2023 is an upcoming two-day in-person event, organized by MetaExpo, that is set to take place from 5th April to 6th April 2023 in Dubai. This event promises to be a great gathering of over 80+ exhibitors and 5000+ attendees from all around the world. The event will be focused on the development process of the digital economy, NFT technology, and Metauniverse.

Dubai in april events

Ramadan Night Market 2023

April 9th - 18th, 2023
Ramadan Night Market at the Dubai World Trade Centre offers an incredible opportunity for locals and tourists alike to explore the UAE's unique heritage and culture. Held for 10 days and running from 5pm to 2am daily, these markets feature a diverse array of traders and artisans from across the world. Visitors to the market can find traditional clothes, sweet desserts and a variety of other items to browse.

Dubai in april events

Global Dubai Tea Forum

April 25th - 27th, 2023
The Global Dubai Tea Forum is an event organized by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC). The Forum focuses on every aspect of the tea supply chain, bringing together producers, merchant exporters, buyers, blenders, machine manufacturers, raw materials suppliers, and relevant government organizations. Participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures and workshops, as well as sample new and innovative tea products from around the world.

Dubai in April : 5-day Itinerary


Dubai in April: Essentials


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LanguageArabic

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Time zoneGMT+4

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Country Code+971

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Socket Type C, D and G

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CurrencyArab Emirate Dirham (AED)

Dubai Weather in April

Dubai in April is bright and sunny, and is the start of the Arabian summer. The temperatures average around 33°C, with a day-time high of 41°C and goes down to 19°C at night. The days are long, an average of 10.5 hours a day with the sunrise at 6:00 AM and sunset at 6:00 PM.

Where to Stay in Dubai during April

Dubai is a popular tourist destination and the city has all types of accommodation for all budgets and tastes, here is our pick of the best:

  • 5 & 4 star hotels - Address Dubai Marina, One&Only The Palm Dubai, Al Maha, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Address Boulevard, Four Seasons Resort Dubai
  • Budget Hotels - Rove Dubai Marina,XVA Art Hotel, Centro Barsha, Jannah Palace Dubai Marina, Pearl Marina Hotel Apartments, Ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira, Arabian Park Hotel
  • Hostels - Hey Beach Hostel, The Solo Traveler, Top of Marina, Domme Hostel, Backpacker City Hostel, Marina Dream Hostel

What to Pack for Visiting Dubai in April

Lots and lots of sunscreen! That’s the most essential item on your packing list for Dubai in April. Take a good UV protected sunscreen and protective clothing like suncap, hat, scarves, and full length clothing. Dubai is not very conservative and has a huge tourist and expat population but it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing, especially when visiting desert areas, religious places or local streets. Wear comfortable shoes as you will do a lot of walking.

Getting Around Dubai in April

Dubai is rapidly making progress in having an efficient public transport system. Most tour operators in Dubai organize pick up and drop, but in case you wish to travel on your own there are number of ways to do so. The Dubai RTA manages the public transport and issues the tickets and passes.

  • Dubai Metro: Fast and convenient for longer distances within the city, has two lines (Red and Green) with 49 stations.
  • Dubai Tram: Ideal for tourist areas along the Al Sufouh to Jumeirah Beach Residences stretch, has 11 stations.
  • Bus: Extensive network covers the entire city including local and residential areas.
  • Water: Popular mode of transport, the Dubai Ferry has 5 routes and Dubai Water Taxi serves 43 stations.

Dubai in April - Must Try Delicacies

Tabbouleh

The refreshing crunch of tomatoes and onion with the wholesome bulgur makes the Tabbouleh a favourite summer salad in Middle East. The salad is seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and generous amounts of parsley and mint. It is often served as a part of a mezzeh.
Where to order: Ayam Elezz at The Mall, Umm Suqeim

Labneh

Labneh is a delicious yogurt food made from strained yogurt that is popular in Middle East. The thick creamy consistency makes it the perfect choice for spreading and dipping. Drizzled with olive oil and Z’atar spices and served with pita chips, a bowl of Labneh will cool you down instantly!
Where to order: Zaroob at Trade Centre Area

Fatteh

Arabs cannot have enough of yogurt in the summer months and Fatteh is a must-try dish while in Dubai in April. Fatteh is essentially a big bowl of yogurt, dipped with toasted pita, spicy shredded chicken and chickpeas. The tangy, salty and spicy dish is perfect for a snack.
Where to order: Nurai at Business Bay

Baba Ganoush

One spoonful of Baba Ganoush will leave you in disbelief at the might of the humble eggplant! The dish is made of roasted eggplants, mashed with spices, tahini, lemon, and olive oil to create a creamy concoction. Eat it with pita bread or straight up, you just can’t stop!
Where to order: Khaneen Restaurant at Al Safa

Jallab

A cold glass of Jallab is what Arab grandmothers suggest to beat the summer heat. Jallab is a refreshing drink made from grape molasses, carob, rose syrup and garnished with pine nuts and raisins. The sweet drink will hydrate you and give you the energy to explore Dubai in April!
Where to order: Al Hallab at Mall of the Emirates, Barsha 1

Tips for Visiting Dubai in April


  • Swimming is a popular activity in Dubai in April. You should adhere to the local rules of the beaches, keep an eye out for beach timings and days as there are special days for women at the beach. Also, carry a sarong and check if a particular beach allows you to use swimsuits (bikinis etc.)
  • Plan all your outdoor activities before 12 PM and after 5 PM as it can be quite sunny and warm outside.
  • Don’t take photographs of locals without their permission. Also, avoid taking photographs of government buildings and installations.
  • For the culturally inclined, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ will be playing at Dubai Opera in from 19th-21st April 2019.

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