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Visiting Dubai In July – The Definitive Guide

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When we’re in the mood to vacation, nothing stops us from doing the things we love. Not even the peak summer heat of Dubai! This July, don’t forget to carry your swimwear, because we assure you that you're going to love the sea and pool! Dubai has become one of the most glamorous destinations in the world over the last few years. In the arid desert, Dubai is an oasis of cultural progression and amalgamation. It presents you with innovative and luxurious attractions. The city thrives despite its weather and if you happen to be here in July, you will see how indomitable its spirit is.

What makes Dubai in July special?


Dubai in July
Dubai in July

The first thing that comes to mind when visiting Dubai in July is the weather. Even with its bayside location, summers tend to simmer the city. This makes July the perfect time to unleash your nocturnal self and explore Dubai’s nightly glamor. This weather also means that the number of tourists will be low at this time. Since Dubai is full of world-class attractions and activities, visiting the city in July could give you the perfect opportunity to appreciate it in its entirety. Some of the most popular global attractions like the Burj Khalifa or the Dubai Frame can be enjoyed in relatively less hullabaloo in July. Dubai also hosts the Dubai Summer Surprises Festival in July, which we recommend!

Dubai Weather in July


Dubai, an equatorial desert city is bound to have searing weather in July! With average highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C, July in Dubai is the perfect example of skin-piercing heat. Rain is scarce and daylight lasts up to 12 hours during July in Dubai.

Dubai in July: Things to do


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Burj Khalifa

Dubai in July - evening desert safari


Burj Khalifa’s ultramodern architecture makes it the first Dubai attraction that you should check out. Measuring 829.8 meters at the tip, the tallest building in the world is a sight to behold. The 163-storeyed structure holds apartments, hotels, offices, and shopping arcades in itself. Get to one of the observation decks and take advantage of the high visibility in July.

July Timings
Sunrise - 5:30 am-8 am
At The Top – 8:30 am-11 pm

Location

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

Dubai in July - evening desert safari


Just because you happen to be in Dubai during peak summer doesn’t mean that you should miss out on the desert safari. Go for the evening safari, which leaves around the afternoon when the sun has begun to sink. It ends after the sunset with traditional Arabic entertainment and refreshments. If you want to get a taste of the desert without sautéing yourself, this is the experience for you.

July Timings
Daily - 3:30 pm-9:30 pm

Location

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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3

Garden Glow

Dubai in July - garden glow


If you are visiting Dubai with family, there is no better place to enjoy family time than Dubai Garden Glow. Dubai Garden Glow is a unique light-based theme park that comes to life as the sun sets. It is a scientific marvel that utilizes light to animate educational and exciting experiences for people of all ages. As the July heat subsides for the day, you could have a great time at this Dubai specialty.

July Timings
Saturday – Thursday: 4 pm-11 pm
Friday: 4 pm-12 am

Location

Zabeel Park, Gate No - 6 & 7 Area - B, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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4

La Perle by Dragone

Dubai in July - la perle


La Perleis Franco Dragone bringing his genius to Dubai with this new-age theatrical show. This is the ultimate indoor attraction in Dubai! Treat yourself to gravity-defying performances by an ensemble cast from 23 cities, at the theatre in Al Habtoor City. The 90-minute show is quite compact and is highly recommended by visitors.

July Timings
Tuesday to Saturday: 7 pm-12 am

Location

260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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5

Ski Dubai

Dubai in July - Ski Dubai


Dubai is quite hot in July and is not everyone’s cup of tea. But if you decide to brave the weather, you deserve a treat at Dubai’s snow-themed attraction. Explore The Ski Dubai with its Polar Express Pass! Experience snowboarding, zorbing, chairlift, snow bullet ride, and even a penguin encounter.

July Timings
Sunday to Wednesday: 10 am-11 pm
Thursday: 10 am-12 am
Friday: 9 am-12 am
Saturday: 9 am-11 pm

Location

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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6

Ferrari World

Dubai in July - dubai frame


From rides that go faster than the average speeds of an F1 car round a track to tasting authentic Italian food, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi. Just an hour away from Dubai, Ferrari World is an exciting arena where you can race your friends in racing simulators with the most advanced feedback systems or go for a roller coaster ride with the tallest non-inverting loop.

July Timings
Daily - 11 am-8 pm

Location

Yas Island, Yas Leisure Dr, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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7

Dubai Frame

Dubai in July - dubai frame


One of the most popular global attractions in Dubai is the Dubai Frame. Not only is the structure a prime example of architectural innovation, but it is also one of the best vantage points to look upon the city of Dubai. The Dubai Frame also has a metaphor associated with itself. It takes you through the years of development the city went through t get where it is now. An evening visit to the Dubai Frame should definitely be on your itinerary.

July Timings
Daily - 9 am-9 pm (varies during Ramadan)

Location

Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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8

Dubai Dolphinarium & Seal Show

Dubai in July - dubai dolphinarium



The Dubai Dolphinarium is a perfect place to hide out on a sweltering July day. This is popular among visitors who are accompanied by children but the endearing dolphins and seals are bound to stroke their way into the hearts of people of all ages. The main attraction at the Dubai Dolphinarium is the 45-minute show featuring multiple species of dolphins and seals.

July Timings
Daily - 11 am, 2 pm, 6 pm

Location

Riyadh Street, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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9

Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

Dubai in July - warned bros world


Warner Bros. has given the world a lot of memorable fictional characters that have attached themselves to the lives of people for eternity. If you find yourself heading to UAE in July, make sure you stop at the Warner Bros. World. It houses many of the studios’ all-time favorites, including but not limited to Batman, Scooby-Doo, Bugs Bunny, and The Flintstones.

July Timings
Daily - 10 am-8 pm

Location

Al Falah Rd, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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10

Day Trips from Dubai

Dubai in July - Day Trips from Dubai


Dubai is situated in close proximity of a few more tourist destinations that can be covered in a day trip. A day trip to Hatta’s heritage village and Fossil Rock is famous amongst the historically inclined. Sharjah City Tour is also a great option for a day trip. Abu Dhabi has a number of attractions that make it a top day-trip choice. Apart from these, the Al Ain City tour and the Musandam Dibba tour are also worth checking out.

July Timings
Depends on trip chosen

Location

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Dubai in July: Events to Look Out For


Dubai in July events

Dubai Sports World

All July
As the summer sets in, the Dubai Sports World brings the world of sport within its complex and opens its doors for you. You can participate in friendly volleyball tournaments, be a part of soccer clinics conducted by professional players, and experience a number of other sports. Dubai Sports World will also be utilizing the iBattle technology to bring an immersive virtual gaming sporting experience.

Dubai in June events

Dubai Summer Surprises

All July
Six weeks of unimaginable shopping discounts and entertainment events in the luxury hub of the Middle East? Do not even dare to miss out on this one. From the first week of June to the beginning of August, the city erupts into a celebration consisting of concerts, fireworks, and shopping extravaganza. For kids, this event brings a number of thrilling parks.

Dubai in July: 5-day Itinerary


Dubai in July: Essentials


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Time zoneGMT+4

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CurrencyArab Emirate Dirham (AED)

Dubai Weather in July

An equatorial desert region in July is bound to have searing weather. Dubai is no different. The average high in July observes around 40°C while the temperature only drops as low as 30°C during the night. Rain is scarce and daylight lasts up to 12 hours during the month.

Where to Stay in Dubai during July

Choosing accommodation can be crucial during the summer months in the desert. You should be looking for a comfortable option as the peak daylight hours are quite harsh. Dubai provides luxury hotels as well as budget hostels. Choose accommodation around the downtown area to remain close to all the action. Here are a few recommended hotels for all budgets:

What to Pack for Visiting Dubai in July

If you live in a country that receives plenty of sunlight and an abundance of heat in the summer, you already know the drill. Pack breathable clothes and make sure they aren't of any dark color. Try to cover as much skin as possible. Carry plenty of sunblocks as you will need them every time you venture out before sunset. Irrespective of when you are going out, keep a bottle of water handy. It won't be a bad idea to carry an umbrella as well.

Getting Around Dubai in July

Dubai has an elaborate network of public transport. If you are planning to zip around the city, you will require a Nol Card. This transport card gives you unrestricted access to most of Dubai’s transport routes over multiple modes. Availing the Metro is a fast way of commuting. You are encouraged to opt for cabs after sundown. While setting out on long commutes for sightseeing purposes, keep the traffic situation in mind. Unlike many other tourist destinations, Dubai houses a large section of the working population, which has an adverse effect on the land transport situation.

Dubai in July - Must-Try Delicacies

Shish Tawook

We start with an Emirati specialty that has roamed the world already. The Shish Tawook is basically a stylized kebab that brings out the cultural flavors of the Middle East. Lebanese dips, pickles, and assorted fries are the best accompaniments with Shish Tawook. Make sure you try the dish from the Grand Barbecue Restaurant.

Al Machboos

Al Machboos is a typical Emirati dish, generously bathed in spices. The main ingredient in the dish is some sort of protein, like shrimp, lamb, or chicken. Lemon and onions give the rice its distinguished Arabic twist. It is consumed quite widely across UAE. Try the Al Machboos from Al Fanar for one of the special versions of the dish.

Camel Meat

If you are brave enough to travel to Dubai in July, you should definitely be game for this local obsession. Most auspicious occasions in the Emirates feature camel meat dishes. Though they have innumerable versions, the stuffed camel meat is fairly famous and equally delicious. Head over to The Local House Restaurant to try camel meat.

Al Harees

The Emirati palette has no shortage of eccentric combination of ingredients. Al Harees is a savory dish with a porridge-like consistency. It consists of at least one protein, wheat, and salted spices. The dish is associated with celebratory ambiance akin to Eid. For the best Al Harees, go to Al Makan at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

Knafeh

If the Emirates could choose one dessert to represent their entire palette, it would be the Knafeh. The gooey sweet cheese at the center gives the dish its unique sticky texture. The dish is then seasoned with saffron and pistachio. You must have Knafeh from Zou Zou and Something Baked.

Tips for Visiting Dubai in July


  • Keep an eye out for great deals on accommodation and flights during July due to decreased tourist footfall.
  • Familiarize yourself with the rules and laws that you are to abide by in Dubai, especially in public transport vehicles.
  • Do not underestimate the popularity of Burj Khalifa or Dubai Frame. These attractions will need prior bookings no matter what time of the year you visit.
  • Enjoy your trip without worrying about your belongings. They are quite safe in Dubai, thanks to the strict laws.
  • Explore Old Dubai and taste the authentic Emirati dishes at a shoestring budget.
  • Note the lack of sidewalks in some parts of Dubai. You may have to take a cab to cross the road.

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FAQs


Is July a good time to visit Dubai?

July is one of the hottest months to visit Dubai but this also means that there aren't many tourists around. You can experience a lot of indoor and nocturnal activities in this time of the year.

Can I swim at the beaches of Dubai in July?

July is a great time to swim at the beaches of Dubai. The average temperature of the water 32°C so it is cool and pleasant for swimming and one of the best ways to escape the summer heat.

Does it rain in Dubai in July?

The chances of rainfall in Dubai in July are very low. The city experiences a clear, sunny sky throughout the month with up to 12 hours of daylight every day.

What are some of the best indoor attractions in Dubai in July?

Some of the best indoor attractions to beat the July heat in Dubai are, The Green Planet, Hub Zero, Ski Dubai, IMG Worlds of Adventure, iFly Dubai, Ferrari World and Warner Bros. Studios.

Is it a good time to shop in Dubai in July?

es! Since there are lesser number of tourists, many brands put out discounts on their items, making shopping a fun activity!

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