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Visiting Dubai In September – The Definitive Guide

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Dubai is a welcoming city that’s got everything from fun, food, and frolic! Whether it’s the captivating skyline of the city, the sheer variety of leisure and luxury offerings or the ultra-modern infrastructure, a trip to Dubai can set your hearts racing to a whole different tune - of high energy and adrenaline. The glamour of the city doesn’t stop with the edgy designs of skyscrapers and buildings. Besides being the shopping capital of the middle east, the vibrant city is also home to museums, theme parks, desert safaris, and a beautiful seafront with golden, glistening sands that make it feel like home.

What makes Dubai in September special?


Dubai in September

September is an offbeat time to visit Dubai as the heat levels in the city are still high owing to the intense summer months of July-August. However, September sees a fair amount of activities in the evenings as temperatures gradually cool down and the hubbub of the streets are restored.
Visiting Dubai in September is a win-win if you're a fan of shopping! Dubai Summer Surprises is a series of events lined up in different malls and showrooms to entice people to give into their indulgence - so you can rejoice your way to glory among these shopping areas!
There's a whole lot of other activities in Dubai - right from indoor theme parks, bowling alleys, museums, movies and opera shows, trampoline, and gaming stations that encourage travelers to revel in the magic of the city in September.

Dubai in September : Weather


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Dubai in September : Things to Do


1

Burj Khalifa

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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

Location

1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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2

Ferrari World

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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

Location

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
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3

Dubai Frame

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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

Location

Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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4

Dubai Dolphinarium and Seal Show

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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

Location

Riyadh Street, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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5

La Perle by Dragone

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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

Location

260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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6

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

Location

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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7

Evening Desert Safari

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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

Location

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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8

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

Location

The Dubai Mall, Lower Ground Level, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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9

Half Day Dubai Tour

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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

Location

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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10

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

Location

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai in September : Events to Look Out For


Dubai in September events

Saudi National Day

23rd September, 2022
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

Romeo and Juliet

9th – 11th September, 2022
Romeo and Juliet is one of the world’s most famous love stories, and now you can see it performed live at Dubai Opera. You’ll be captivated by the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet as they fight against all odds to be together. This timeless tale of love and loss is sure to touch your heart, so don’t miss your chance to see Romeo and Juliet at Dubai Opera.

Dubai in September events

50 Cent Live

30 September, 2022
The American rapper, record producer, actor, and businessman 50 Cent is set to perform in Dubai on September 30th. The show will take place at the Coca-Cola Arena. Tickets are still available and can be purchased online. Fans can expect to hear all of their favorite hits. So don't miss your chance to see one of the biggest names in hip-hop live in Dubai.

Dubai in September events

Dubai Seafood Expo 2022

26 - 27 September, 2022
The Seafood Expo in Dubai is a trade show that promotes the seafood processing industry in the Middle East. It provides a platform for representatives from the industry to network and introduce their latest products. Visitors can take advantage of the innovative products presented at the expo. The expo features fresh and frozen seafood, accessories, services, and packaging solutions all in one place.

Dubai in September : 5-day Itinerary


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Dubai in September : 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 September

September in Dubai is still characteristically hot owing to the extreme summer months of July and August and sees a temperature high of about 38°C and a low of 27°C on average. The air is humid hot but gets progressively colder as the month goes on and the days become shorter.

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 is a cosmopolitan city and people often dress to impress! For a trip to this dynamic city, it’s a good idea to pack summer wear that’s comfortable and casual. You can keep tons of light cotton wear, and layer it up when indoors as all places are air conditioned. Sunscreens, scarves, and sunglasses are a must if you’re traveling outdoors 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


Manousheh

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.

Tabbouleh

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!

Knafeh

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.

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