Things to do in Dubai

Visiting Dubai in September | The definitive guide

Last Updated:

Dubai beckons with open arms, promising a blend of excitement, indulgence, and joy! Whether it's the mesmerizing cityscape, the plethora of recreational and opulent experiences, or the cutting-edge infrastructure, a journey to Dubai promises an exhilarating adventure. Beyond its avant-garde architecture, Dubai's allure extends to its status as the shopping hub of the Middle East and its diverse array of cultural attractions, including museums, theme parks, desert safaris, and pristine beaches with golden sands that evoke a sense of belonging.

What makes Dubai in September special?

Dubai in September

September may seem like an unconventional choice for a visit to Dubai due to lingering high temperatures from the scorching summer months of July and August. However, evenings in September offer a reprieve with gradually cooling temperatures and a revitalized atmosphere on the streets. For shopping enthusiasts, visiting Dubai in September is a smart move. The city hosts the Dubai Summer Surprises, featuring a plethora of events across various malls and showrooms designed to tempt visitors into indulgence. Embrace the opportunity to revel in the excitement of these shopping destinations!
Dubai offers a plethora of activities beyond belief, ranging from indoor theme parks, bowling alleys, and museums to movies and opera shows, trampolines, and gaming stations. These diverse attractions beckon travelers to immerse themselves in the enchantment of the city, especially in September.

Dubai in September : Weather

dubai in july - weather

Dubai in September : Things to Do


Burj Khalifa

Dubai in September - 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!

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


1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›


Ferrari World

dubai in september

Visit the Ferrari World for a glimpse of life in the fast pace and experience the pure thrill of gravity-defying roller coasters, immersive simulation experiences behind the wheel of the most iconic car ever, and learn everything there is behind the brand called Ferrari!

September Timings
Daily: 11:00 AM to 08:00 PM


Yas Island, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›


Dubai Frame

Dubai in September - 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.

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


Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›


Dubai Dolphinarium and Seal Show

Dubai in September-dubai dolphinarium

The Dubai Dolphinarium and seal show is the perfect indoor family entertainer that features live shows and photo sessions with dolphins and seals. There’s more to swimming with dolphins - you can also check out the mirror maze, visit the Creek Park Exotic Bird Show, or jump like crazy on the trampoline!

September Timings
Daily : 10:00 AM to 07:30 PM
Monday to Saturday shows at 11 AM, 2 PM & 6 PM
No shows on Tuesdays


Riyadh Street, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›


La Perle by Dragone

Dubai in September-la perle

A cinematic delight and a visual treat to the senses, La Perle, is heralded as the future of live entertainment directed by globally acclaimed director Franco Dragone. Regardless of which season you plan a trip to Dubai, the confluence of dance, music, and art is a must-visit for all!

September Timings
Tuesday – Friday: 7 PM and 7:30 PM
Saturday: 4 PM and 7 PM
Closed on Mondays


260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›


Ski Dubai

Dubai in September-Ski Dubai

Middle East’s standalone snow themed park is a welcome relief from the heat of the city in September! Indulge in some high-excitement zorbing down the snow slopes, enjoy a ride on the Mountain Thriller or the Chairlift, or revel in the chilly temperature of the snow cavern, you're bound to have a blast!

September Timings
Sunday – Wednesday : 10:00 AM to 11:00 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
Getting There ›


Evening Desert Safari

Dubai in september-evening desert safari

The deserts are an intrinsic part of Dubai and you can enjoy the quintessence of the sands after sunset by taking up an evening safari. The typical package comprises a hearty meal under the night sky, traditional dance forms, falconry, dune bashing, and of course a peaceful camel ride!

September Timings
Evening/Overnight Desert Safari : 4:00 PM to 9:00 AM


United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›


Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is a wonderfully large suspended aquarium with a capacity of 10 million liters or hundreds of species of marine life of different sizes, colors, and shapes. Ensure to walk along the mesmerizing tunnel as you see these creatures up close and personal!

September Timings
Sunday to Wednesday : 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Thursday to Saturday : 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM


The Dubai Mall, Lower Ground Level, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›


Half Day Dubai Tour

Dubai in September-Day Trips from Dubai

Best-suited to those who’re in the city for a short duration, the Half Day Dubai Tour explores culturally important landmarks in the city: Dubai Museum, Jumeirah Mosque and Beach, Palm Islands, Burj Al Arab, the malls, and gives one an informative overview of the city.

September Timings
Depends on trip chosen


United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›


Dubai Opera

Dubai In September

Located at the heart of the Opera District, the Dubai Opera is a definitive cultural landmark of the city. It's a multi-format performing arts theatre with 2000 seats where you can watch some record-breaking shows here and also enjoy a riveting fine-dining experience.

September Timings
Based on the chosen tour


Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

Dubai in September : Events to Look Out For

Dubai in September events

Saudi National Day

23 September, 2023
Saudi National Day is a holiday that is celebrated with much gusto and fervor in Dubai. With concerts and special events scheduled through the day and regal fireworks display in the evening, it’s an amalgamation of different cultures coming together to celebrate the spirit of UAE and promises to be an extravagant affair.

Dubai in September events

Asha Bhosle - Live

8 September, 2022
Iconic singer Asha Bhosle graces Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena stage, commemorating her 90th birthday with a mesmerizing live performance. Her legendary voice and timeless melodies will captivate audiences, creating a memorable musical celebration in the heart of the city.

Dubai in September events

Vir Das - Live

28 September, 2023
Calling all comedy enthusiasts! Save the date as Indian standup comic and actor Vir Das hits Dubai this September. Prepare for abundant laughter as he graces Dubai Opera with his Mind Fool World Tour on Thursday, September 28, delivering two consecutive uproarious shows in a single evening.

Dubai in September events

Peppa Pig’s Adventure

16 - 17 September, 2023
Join Peppa Pig and friends for the live spectacle "Peppa Pig’s Adventure" on September 16 & 17, 2023, at Coca-Cola Arena. Embark on a thrilling woodland camping escapade with Peppa, George, and their schoolmates like Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep, and Gerald Giraffe. Packed with music, dance, games, and surprises, it's a not-to-miss outdoor journey.

Dubai in September : 5-day Itinerary

Check out our Dubai trip planner for more on how to plan your trip like a pro!

Dubai in September : Essentials




Time zoneGMT+4


Country Code+971


Socket Type C, D and G


CurrencyArab Emirate Dirham (AED)

Dubai Weather in September

September in Dubai remains typically hot due to the intense summer months of July and August, with average high temperatures reaching around 38°C and lows of 27°C. The air carries a humid heat, gradually cooling as the month progresses and the days shorten.

Where to Stay in Dubai during September

Dubai caters to a mixed bunch of travelers and has the most appropriate accommodation that’s suited to every type of traveler, whether they're looking for luxury suites or budget room stays. These are the different hotels you could choose from:

What to Pack for Visiting Dubai in September

Dubai, a vibrant cosmopolitan hub, is known for its fashion-forward populace. When visiting this energetic city, packing lightweight and comfortable summer attire is essential. Opt for breathable cotton clothing that can be easily layered indoors, where air conditioning is ubiquitous. Don't forget to pack essentials like sunscreen, scarves, and sunglasses for outdoor excursions during the daytime!

Getting Around Dubai in September

Public transport operations in Dubai are easy to understand and navigate, especially with a Nol Card! This serves as one card solution for many means of transport - the Metro, Buses, and even cabs. One can quickly get around the city in the day using the Metro, but it’s a good idea to avoid it after sunset as local commuters will be using the line and it’ll get too crowded. There are plenty of cabs available, and you can avail these for sightseeing or visiting monuments.

Dubai in September : Must-Try Delicacies


Also referred to as the local pizza, a classic Manousheh comprises flatbread filled with exotic toppings ranging from Akkawi cheese, zaatar herbs, and olive oil. They are abundantly available as street food, and you could have these with sweet jam and minced lamb. Head to Manousheh Street Downtown for some different variants of this specialty.

Al Machboos

Similar to the classical Indian Biryani, Al Majboos is a traditional rice dish made of onions, and meat, seasoned with spices, salt, and dried lemon. It’s accompanied with a small helping of a curd-based salad: the raita. In Dubai, Paramount Restaurant is the go-to place for a sample of this delicacy.


Ubiquitous to any Middle Eastern country, Tabbouleh is a salad that includes tomatoes, green onions. and cucumber, seasoned with fresh mint and lemon juice. The choicest meal for health fanatics who’re trying to eat clean, try a delicious plate of this at Shami Gourmet Dhaba and Restaurant.

Shish Tawook

Shish Tawook are marinated grilled chicken skewers served with Pita bread and a dipping sauce, usually hummus. It’s widely available in the Middle East and is often paired with fries and pickle. Reem Al Bawadi serves a mean plate of this meaty goodness!


The Knafeh is the most popular sweet of the region, often referred to as the Queen of Arabic Desserts! It’s a sticky pastry made of gooey sweet cheese and rose-scented syrup garnished with chopped pistachios. Feras Aldiyafa Sweets is a favorite haunt of many locals for the tastiest slice of this mouth-watering pudding.

Tips for Visiting Dubai in September

  • Even though September isn't as hot as peak summer time, avoid going outdoors in the day until you've given your body some time to adjust to the extreme temperature difference.
  • September is a happening month on the shopping front, and malls may have a lot of activities lined up - feel free to inquire about their itinerary while visiting so you can plan your days accordingly.
  • Sunsets from atop the Burj Khalifa offer a fantastic vista, and you may need to book tickets for these in advance, online.
  • Stay hydrated and keep drinking plenty of liquids while here. The temperature can be taxing ad you don't want to end up dehydrated!
  • There’s no dress code as such in the city as it’s a modern city, but it’s a good idea to cover up modestly in case you’re visiting mosques or religious places.

Explore Dubai By Months

dubai in Oct

Planning to Visit Dubai?

For more Dubai information, here are some helpful quick links!