Dubai in August 2023- Best Places to Visit, Weather, Activities, & More

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The attraction of Dubai is much more than sky touching buildings and thrilling amusement parks. From constructing the world’s tallest building to creating a man-made island, Dubai has proved that nothing can stop the city from touching the sky in terms of success and growth. Whether you are a planning a vacation with family and kids, or planning a honeymoon, Dubai is certainly the place. Dubai in August witness the summer season but at the same time, one can get good discounts on shopping and summer special events.

Dubai Weather in August

August is one of the hottest months in Dubai and the average temperatures reached up to 40°C as well. The minimum temperature is almost 31°C/87°F. Dubai in August witnesses zero rainfall and low humidity. The daylight is almost 13 hours, and the sun rises around 5:45 AM and sets at around 6:45 PM.

Why visit Dubai in August

  • Many indoor and night attractions to visit in Dubai
  • Enjoy the summer sales and discounts on shopping
  • Get flights and accommodations at a lower fare
  • Non-existent queues at attractions throughout the city
  • Find amazing deals on Dubai attractions

Off-season discountsDubai in August is the summer season and thus it is not a crowded place at that moment. As a tourist, you can enjoy lesser crowds at major tourist attractions and can get attractive deals on flights and accommodation.

Indoor Fun – Dubai is built on the edge of the desert in the Persian Gulf but still manages to keep people busy with so many activities confines of indoor air-conditioning adventure. From rainforests to aquariums to theme parks to snow parks, there are many indoor activities to do in Dubai in August. With so many attractions, there is no need to step out in the sun when you can enjoy the perks of discounts on almost everything.

Shopping– If you love shopping, this is the best time to give yourself shopping therapy. Dubai in August hosts various summer surprises, a shopping extravaganza when all stores run sales, and deep discounts. Shopping in the summer is better as there are less shoppers and you can get good collection.

Popular Things to do in Dubai in August

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Visit the world’s highest observation deck ‘At the Top’ situated in the 828-meter tall Burj Khalifa. If you are coming to Dubai in August, then you can expect lesser crowds in August and take in the views at your own pace. Make sure you purchase combo tickets with other attractions like Dubai Aquarium, Desert Safari and get whopping discounts of up to 50%.

IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG Worlds of Adventure is one of the best amusement parks of Dubai having different kinds of rides. The park is divided into seven zones of adventure including Marvel, Cartoon Network, and many more. The IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zones are made on the most unique concepts that will surely blow your mind.

Ferrari World

Ferrari World

Visit Abu Dhabi to enjoy the most thrilling rides at Ferrari World. This indoor amusement park is ideal to beat the hot weather and take unlimited rides with your entire family. Take the excitement to another level by purchasing combo tickets to Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros.

Dubai Aquarium

Dubai Aquarium

This tourist attraction is the largest aquarium in the world with almost 140 variety of aquatic species. You can even witness any while walking through the 48-meter long walk-through tunnel. However, to have an even better experience, you can also opt for cage snorkeling and shark diving activities, to get a lifelong memorable experience. Some other activities to have some leisure while holidaying is taking glass-bottom boat tours.

Mall of The Emirates

Mall of The Emirates

Dubai and the shopping go hand in hand because there are several places in Dubai for shopping. The Mall of The Emirates is one of the most popular mall having different modes of entertainment, including the Ski Dubai, one of the best tourist attractions of Dubai. At Ski Dubai, you can go skiing, snowboarding, chairlifts, ziplining, and much more.

Places to visit in Dubai in August

There are many indoor activities which you can do with your kids to make them feel pampered.

  • Motiongate Dubai is a part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts. It offers many family-friendly rides and attractions, all indoors.  The travelers can also enjoy complimentary daytime shuttles from the car parking to the place.
  • Oli Oli is an indoor children’s museum having plenty of things to keep your younger ones occupied.
  • Dubai Mall is home to many family attractions including KidZania, VR Park, ice skating, etc.

Popular Events in Dubai in August

Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha

This festival is celebrated from 31st July to 2nd August. Eid Al Adha is a popular Islamic festival and is commemorated as the festival of sacrifice. It is a great opportunity to know more about the culture of Dubai and take part in the feasting and celebration. Enjoy traditional meals and do some shopping.

Dubai Summer Surprises

Dubai Summer Surprises

From music concerts to huge shopping festivals, everything is there in Dubai summer surprises, the events which are organized from 9th July to 29th August. Avail huge discounts on almost everything from entertainment to dining, Dubai becomes a lively and exciting destination during these months.

Modhesh World

Modhesh World

Modhesh World is an amazing destination for families with kids. The event is organized at the Dubai Trade Centre and presents several games, rides, children’s entertainers, shopping, and a colorful lively atmosphere for the kids to enjoy the day.


Laughathon is one of the popular events featuring the best of Indian Stand Up comedians for an evening of laughter riot.

How to travel to Dubai in August

Dubai is a city that receives a maximum footfall of visitors. There are numerous options to travel within the city including the Dubai metro, buses, watercraft, etc.

  • Dubai Metro is the quickest and cheapest mode of transport, covering 49 stations.
  • Dubai Tram covers the area from Al Sufouh to Jumeirah Beach Residences and has 11 stations.
  • Buses have an extensive network and are quite affordable.
  • The newly established Dubai Ferry has 5 routes and the Dubai Water Taxi serves 43 stations.

Traveling Tips for Visiting Dubai in August

  • Since there will be huge discounts on hotel rates so make sure you grab all the discounts and book a hotel in advance. Book a hotel with an indoor swimming pool.
  • You can plan your Dubai trip in August as there would be fewer tourists and you don’t have to queue up for the rides in the amusement parks!
  • Make online bookings of all the tickets in advance so that you can skip the line access. Buy combo deals as they help you save big bucks and allow you to explore more of the city.
  • Despite fewer crowds in Dubai in August, restaurants are almost booked as many locals and visitors want to escape the heat. If you are planning to visit high-end restaurants, make table reservations in advance.
  • Several places in Dubai are open till midnight and since the days here so you can get much time to enjoy your vacations.
  • Carry enough breathable cotton clothes.
  • Daily wear is preferably a t-shirt and cotton pants or jeans. But make sure you check the dress code before visiting a place.        

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FAQs About Dubai Trip in August

Is Dubai hot in August?

It is the second hottest month in Dubai with an average temperature varying from 35°C – 42°C. But since there are so many indoor attractions where you can chill in air conditioners, so traveling to Dubai in August would not be any problem.

Am I allowed to swim at beaches in Dubai in August?

Yes, there are many beautiful beaches to explore in Dubai, especially for swimming. You can go swimming in Dubai in August to beat the heat. The average temperature of the water in Dubai is 32°C so it’s quite cooler than the surface.

Does it rain in Dubai in August?

No, Dubai doesn’t receive rain in August. The sky are clear and sunny throughout the month.

What are the best things to do in Dubai in August?

Some of the popular key attractions in Dubai in August include:

·       Burj Khalifa

·       Desert Safari

·       Dhow Cruise

·       Dubai Safari Park

·       Dubai Aquarium

·       Dubai Frame

·       The Dubai Mall

·       Aquaventure Park, etc.

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