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All you need to know about visiting Dubai in October

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When you think of Dubai, you envision a sleek metropolis adorned with towering skyscrapers, picturesque beaches, and vast stretches of desert. With its vibrant cosmopolitan atmosphere, Dubai boasts avant-garde contemporary architecture that adds to its allure. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie seeking thrills in amusement parks or a leisure traveler indulging in luxury experiences and shopping extravaganzas, Dubai caters to every taste and preference. Whether you're traveling with family or friends, Dubai offers an abundance of attractions. Plan your visit for October to immerse yourself in the city's rich culture, exploring museums and mosques, and embarking on desert safaris that honor age-old Bedouin traditions, revealing the secrets of the sand. Dubai truly shines as the "city of gold," promising an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

What makes Dubai in October special?

Dubai in October

Visiting Dubai in October offers a serene experience, allowing you to leisurely explore its renowned tourist attractions without the usual hustle and bustle. With pleasant weather setting the scene and fewer crowds before the winter influx, it's an ideal time to immerse yourself in the local vibe. Plus, with airfares and accommodation costs typically lower post-summer, you can indulge in top-notch resorts and hotels without breaking the bank. October in Dubai presents the perfect opportunity for a rejuvenating vacation, providing a refreshing escape from the monotony of daily life.

Dubai in October : Weather

In Dubai, October heralds the conclusion of summer, bringing forth warm and sunny days characterized by an average temperature hovering around 29°C. Daytime highs peak at 35°C, while nighttime lows dip to 23°C. The skyline is typically adorned with sunny and clear skies, offering approximately ten hours of sunshine daily.

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Dubai in October : Things to Do


Burj Khalifa

Dubai in October - burj khalifa

At 828 meters, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world, and you can witness the unique panorama of the cityscape at the observatory deck on the 124/125th level of this incredible skyscraper. Time your visit for a sunset view if you’re visiting in September as there’ll be fewer tourists then!

October Timings
Observation Deck : 08:30 AM to 11:00 PM


1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Xline Dubai

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The Xline Dubai Marina Zipline offers an unmatched adventure activity for thrill-seekers who want to witness the beauty of Dubai skyline while plunging at a high speed. The zipline begins from atop a height of 170m (the top of Amwaj Towers) and continues across the Marina and straight into the Dubai Marina Mall.

October Timings
09:00 AM to 04:00 PM, closed on Wednesday


Dubai Marina, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Dubai Frame

Dubai in October - dubai frame

An architectural marvel that jots the skyline of the City of Gold, the Dubai Frame is an observation deck that doubles up as an art gallery. While the images on display provide an overview of the city’s past and future, the contemporary landscape outside is reminiscent of the present day Dubai.

October Timings
Daily: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM


Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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IMG World of Adventure

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The IMG World of Adventure is the World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park that houses 22 rides spread over a massive 1.5 million square feet. Featuring 4 zones comprising Cartoon Network, Marvel, IMG Boulevard, and Dinosaur Adventure, this amusement park promises a riot of fun for all!

October Timings
Daily : 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM


E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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La Perle by Dragone

Dubai in October-la perle

La Perle brings together the future of new-age entertainment in a live format and is a spectacular fusion of dances, music, drama, aerial stunts, aquatic effects and a performance that will leave you spellbound. Envisaged by acclaimed director Franco Dragone, it is a magical experience that needs to be witnessed in person.

October Timings
Tuesday – Friday: 7 PM and 7:30 PM
Saturday: 4 PM and 7 PM
Closed on Mondays
Show Duration : 90 minutes


260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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Ski Dubai

Dubai in October-Ski Dubai

A trip to Ski Dubai is the perfect answer to tolerating Dubai’s day-time heat. At this indoor ski arena, you can chill in sub-zero temperatures while building snowmen, skiing, or snow slidin. What’s more, you can also enjoy some exhilarating rides and glimpse the march of the arctic penguins out here!

October Timings
Sunday – Wednesday : 10 AM to 11 PM
Thursday: 10 AM to 12 AM
Friday: 9 AM to 12 AM
Saturday: 9 AM to 11 PM


Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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Evening Desert Safari

Dubai in september-evening desert safari

Embark on an epic journey to the heart of Dubai’s desert and join the safari ride replete with dunes, star-lit skies, and dinner in the middle of nowhere. You can choose to go quad biking and experience the thrill of dune bashing as well.

October Timings
Depends on chosen tour


United Arab Emirates
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Qasar Al Watan

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Qasar Al Watan is a presidential palace located about two hours drive from Dubai. The craftsmanship of this architecture is a marvel in itself and combined with a light, and sound show that illustrates the history of the city – it’s a definite must-visit for culture enthusiasts!

October Timings
Daily, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM


F864+M7, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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Dhow Cruise

Dubai Opera

A cruise along the historic Dubai Creek provides a magical and romantic experience with the most scenic views of the iconic buildings around. Glide along the serene waters, enjoy a sumptuous meal and give into the live performances arranged for you on board.

October Timings
Based on the chosen tour


Departure depends on chosen tour
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Dubai in October : Events to Look Out For

Dubai in October events

Trib Fest 2023

October 21, 2023
Trib Fest is a massive tribute festival that takes place at the iconic Sevens Stadium. This open-air venue will serve as the ideal setting for an extraordinary celebration of music legends from across the globe, creating a memorable family-friendly experience.

Dubai in October events

Trevor Noah - Live

October 3, 2023
Prepare for side-splitting laughter as Trevor Noah's 'Off The Record' tour lands. The Emmy Award-winning 'The Daily Show' host showcases his razor-sharp wit and deadpan humor for fans worldwide. Expect uproarious twists on life's norms that will leave you in stitches, guaranteeing an unforgettable night of comedy at the epicenter of live entertainment.

Dubai in October : 5-day Itinerary

Dubai in October : Essentials




Time zoneGMT+4


Country Code+971


Socket Type C, D and G


CurrencyArab Emirate Dirham (AED)

Dubai Weather in October

In October, Dubai experiences autumn-like weather as it transitions from summer. Temperatures typically range from a high of 35° to a low of 23°, with an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day. This makes it convenient for travelers to plan their activities ahead of time in this popular holiday destination.

Where to Stay in Dubai during September

Dubai caters to a host of accommodation for people with different budgets and requirements. Atlantis The Palm, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and Grand Hyatt Dubai are luxury offerings in the heart of the city if you’re looking for five-star accommodation. Intercontinental Dubai Marina, Dallas Hotel and Marina Crown Tower are some mid-range properties that you could check into. For more budget-friendly options, you can take your pick from among Lotus Grand Hotel, Landmark Grand Hotel or Hey Beach Hostel.

What to Pack for Visiting Dubai in October

Dubai, a vibrant metropolis, invites travelers to showcase their inner fashion sense with confidence. Embrace comfortable, chic attire for evening outings, while ensuring you have sunscreen, scarves, and sunglasses for daytime excursions. Additionally, it's wise to have a warm jacket on hand to combat any chill from the omnipresent air-conditioning.

Getting Around Dubai in October

Dubai flaunts a remarkable infrastructure, sparing no effort in offering a plethora of transport options for both residents and visitors alike. Whether opting for the convenience of local buses or the seamless navigation of the Dubai Metro, traveling within the city is a breeze. Additionally, the Tram service provides a leisurely journey between 11 stations from Al Sufouh to JBR, offering a tranquil experience amidst the city's hustle and bustle. Embracing its affinity for waterways, Dubai features 43 accessible stations along its water routes serviced by the Dubai Ferry, adding to the city's allure.

Dubai in October : Must-Try Delicacies


The Manousheh is a Lebanon dish that’s also referred to as a local pizza and comprises a range of exotic toppings such as herbs, cheese and olive oil on a flatbread. Among the most commonly found street food in Dubai, it’s a filling meal any time of the day! Head over to Arabian Tea House at The Mall Jumeirah to sample this cheesy delight!


A deep-fried savory that is central to vegetarian Arabian food, the falafels are made of ground chickpeas or fava beans. Eat them wrapped in pita bread or enjoy the wholesome goodness with a dollop of hummus – they’re sure to be tasty without a doubt. Enjoy these golden goodies at Zaroob, along Sheikh Zayed Road.


The Queen of Arabic Desserts, Knafeh stands out due to its cheese-based pastry and unique sweet-salt taste. Often garnished with pistachios and rose-scented syrups, it’s the most popular sweet of the region. You can sample a slice of this goodness at Just Kunafa, Downtown Dubai.

Al Majboos

Al Majboos is a classic dish made of rice, onions, and meat that is well seasoned with salt, spices and dried lemon. Closely related to the Indian version of a Biryani, Al Barza offers a sumptuous Majboos that makes for a tasty lunch, just what you need for that perfect siesta in summer!

Tips for Visiting Dubai in October

  • Although it is the final few days of summer, Dubai in October can be pretty harsh if you’re not from a tropical country. Ensure that you remain well hydrated.
  • It’s a good idea to plan indoor activities during the day such as malls, museums, and amusement parks so that there’s lesser danger of heat-related incidents.
  • A lot of events in Dubai are unplanned and may pop up at the last minute – it helps to confirm these with your local hosts so you can plan better.
  • While the desert safari can be intensely fun at any time, opt for an evening or night safari to enjoy right weather conditions and to experience the chill desert air at nights.
  • Though Dubai is an ultra-modern city, it helps to keep a stole handy in case you’re visiting religious places which may have a few dress restrictions!

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