Everything you need to know about visiting Dubai in November
November brings some of the most pleasant weather of the year, perfect for exploring Dubai’s great outdoors again and seeing many seasonal events return for the winter season.
Late November will also see an influx of international visitors for COP28, commencing on 30 November 2023.
Let’s take a look at everything that will be happening around the city.
Further Reading: The best times to visit Dubai
Dubai Weather in November
Temperatures drop significantly over the month of November from highs of 38°C/100°F at the start of the month down to the high 20s/low 80s by month-end. Overnight lows are around 20°C/68°F, and morning fog can be a common occurrence as the humidity starts to fall, leading to some spectacular cityscape views.
The sea temperature averages 28.4°C/83°F, so it is still pleasant to take a refreshing dip in the water and perfect for the sun worshippers, too, without getting too hot and sweaty.
Dubai Special Events November 2023
- Flag Day – Held every year on the 3rd of November, Emiratis take great pride and honour in displaying their National Flag. Signalling the unification of the 7 Emirates – the flag represents justice, peace, tolerance, power, and moderation. Homes and businesses will unfurl their flags on this day, and all the way through to National Day on the 2nd of December, you will see the city blanketed in red, green, white & black.
- Dubai Design Week – The region’s largest creative festival, held in Dubai Design District between the 7th of November and 12th of November 2023, covers architecture through to interior design and graphic design.
- Bastille will perform live at the Coca-Cola Arena on the 1st of November, followed by Canadian megastar Bryan Adams on November 4th and Ruki Vverh on the 5th of November.
- DJ Eric Prydz will be live at the Soho Garden Festival on November 4th.
- Irish legend Ronan Keating will be serenading audiences at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium on November 11th.
- Thanksgiving – US expats will celebrate in style at venues across the city! Thursday, 23rd November 2023
Suggested Dubai Activities in November
As the weather is starting to cool, it’s a great time to check out the return of some amazing seasonal events and enjoy the great outdoors.
- Dubai Global Village reopened for Season 28 on the 18th of October 2023, and will run through until early April 2024. An incredible world showcase of food, shopping, and entertainment (like a mini Expo every year!) – and only 25 AED entry, it’s one of the bargain night spots in Dubai.
- Explore the city from the water. Many services offer tours from several locations now, including the Dubai Canal, Dubai Creek, and Dubai Marina. Our top pick is to hire a small group boat and choose your own itinerary, BYO your own snacks and let your captain whisk you around Dubai’s top sites!
- Attend an outdoor market, such as Ripe Market, held every Saturday & Sunday.
- Enjoy sundowner drinks from many of Dubai’s most exclusive beachfronts and rooftops.
Day Trips from Dubai in November
- Check out the Yas Island theme parks – Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World and the newly opened SeaWorld Abu Dhabi.
- Don’t miss the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix; the season closer will take place from the 23rd to the 26th of November at the Yas Marina Circuit, just one hour from Dubai.
There’s still plenty to explore beyond Dubai City, too; there are 7 Emirates in the UAE to be explored! If you head south to the mountains and northeast to the Northern Emirates, you’ll discover a whole different side of the country.
Some suggestions for the cooler days of November:
- Day trip to Hatta in the Hatta Mountains – enjoy a variety of outdoor sports at Wadi Hub and water-based activities at Hatta Dam. You can hike mountain bikes or even horse ride through the mountainous desert terrain at this outdoor adventure hot spot, which is super popular on weekends.
With the kids in Dubai this November?
- Your younger tots will absolutely adore the outdoor playground set up at Al Barari, a pirate ship, and waterplay is the centrepiece of this hidden urban oasis, perfect for the cooler months in Dubai.
- The nighttime extravaganza Dubai Garden Glow is back for its 9th season. A beautiful evening light display; get there early to also experience the Dinosaur park as day turns to night, then watch the light show come alive.
- Get kids active outside at Aventura Parks. A ropes and zipline course will see them confidently flying through the treetops of the Ghaf forest in Mushrif Park.
- Dubai Safari Park – A nature experience not far from the city, the new and improved safari park promises families the opportunity to see over 2,500 through interactive experiences and large enclosures.
You can find our complete guide of things to do with your kids in Dubai here.
Before you go… More important things you should know when planning a trip to Dubai
- Don’t forget to pack your travel insurance!!!
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