Weather & Climate
The region has a tropical desert climate due to its location surrounding the desert belt with temperatures soaring as high as 49 Degrees Centigrade (120 Degrees Fahrenheit) between June and August and dropping as low as 6 Degrees Centigrade (43 Degrees Fahrenheit) between December and February.
Weather-wise the region has sun all-year-round but also has sparse bursts of rain from time to time and has had as much as 25mm (0.98 Inches) of precipitation but often has none for months at a time. The Humidity all across the region remains remarkably high all year around and barely changes, ranging from 53-65% throughout the year. Typically the most precipitation and the highest humidity occur between January and March and the least precipitation occurs between August and September and the lowest humidity occurs in May.
With regards to sunlight, on average there are a little over 3500 sunshine hours a year, this corresponds to around 10 hours a day with the days being longer in May (11 hours a day) and the shortest in February (8.5 hours a day). Sandstorms are also a seasonal nuisance and tend to sweep across the nation for several days at a time, typically in the first few months of the year.
Across the nation there are a huge range of gorgeous hotels and vacation spots, below are some of our favourites.
Atlantis on The Palm in Dubai features its own 2600ft plus beach and a 5-star rating. If you like views then you’ll get a kick out of the absolutely incredible views all across the Gulf. The hotel also includes an underwater aquarium, dolphin-swimming opportunities and an absolutely huge water park.
Featuring a beautiful aesthetic design which stretches out of the water and onto the land, the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel offers 11 dining options, free internet and brilliantly tuned mood lighting in each of its modern rooms. The hotel also contains a traditional hammam (public bath) as well as two rooftop swimming pools.
With large panoramic views of Mamzar Lagoon, the Aryana Hotel is located just a short 500 yard walk away from the Sharjah Shopping Center and includes an indoor pool with more city views as well as a wide range of elegant rooms with free wired internet.
The Cove Rotana Resort in Ras Al Khaimah features an incredibly modern accommodation package, two restaurants, five bars and almost half a mile of private beaches. Each room has been furnished in an exquisite Arabic style and has satellite TV and private balconies.
Exceptionally beautiful oasis resort Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeed is located on top of Hafeed Mountain at three-thousand feet above sea level and utilizes brilliantly refined architecture and a range of pools and restaurants combined with breath-taking views to create a truly fantastical atmosphere.
Located in Ajman, the Ramada Hotel & Suites Ajman includes large rooms with free internet access, a gym, a kitchenette, an indoor pool and a fully serviced spa. Each and every room includes a balcony, satellite TV, air-conditioned rooms and an on-suite private bathroom.
Incorporating a unique sense of artistically aesthetic appeal, the Concorde Fujairah Hotel overlooks the Hajaar Mountains and offers a range of luxury rooms as well as a rooftop pool. Each room features a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a bathrobe with slippers as well as a 24-hour room service.