If you are planning a trip to the UAE in May, it is better to choose the first half of the month when the air temperature is relatively acceptable. In late May, most likely, the holiday will be less comfortable because of the intense heat and high humidity.
Meteorologists give average temperatures for May, which look quite “impressive. So, in the west of the country in the daytime the air heats up to 36 degrees in Dubai, 37 – in Sharjah. A certain record is set by the daytime temperature in Abu Dhabi, where it reaches thirty-eight degrees.
At night it is relatively comfortable, but still very warm, so clothing with long sleeves on the trip is not required. In Abu Dhabi at night 22 ° C, a little warmer in Ajman, the average temperature after sunset here – 23 degrees.
Fujairah, on the coast of the Gulf of Oman, has slightly different values. It’s the same 37 degrees during the day but at night it’s 26 degrees, so you shouldn’t count on the evening chill. However, the humidity is lower here: so if in Dubai in May it is 53%, in Fujairah it is forty. It is no coincidence that many tourists planning a trip to the UAE in May, choose Fujairah for this purpose. It does not rain on the coast of the Emirates in May, however sandstorms and fog in the morning are not uncommon, although they usually happen only at the beginning of the month.
Weather in the UAE in May and for swimming. For those who prefer a long swim in the warm water, as well as tourists with children may be recommended to choose the resorts of the Persian Gulf, the water in which warms up to 27 ° C. However, if you go to the Emirates solely for the beach holiday, it is better to give preference to small towns such as Ajman or Umm al-Queen. If you prefer relatively cool, invigorating water, it is better to go to Fujairah, the water temperature in the Gulf of Oman is 23 degrees.
Due to the fact that the weather in the UAE in May is very hot, the number of tourists arriving in the country decreases significantly. Whilst the first half of the month is relatively full (especially Russian travellers arriving for the May holidays), a kind of “reverse flow” begins near the beginning of the summer.
May is the last month of high business activity in the Arab Emirates, because in summer there are mainly recreational activities designed to attract tourists in the country during the “low” season. In May there are several interesting exhibitions.
For example, one of them is the Arabian Travel Market exhibition at the World Exhibition Centre Dubai. The exhibitors (resorts, cruise companies, spas, hotels, event organizers, tourist attractions) present visitors with trends in the hospitality industry and showcase their own novelties and interesting offers.
Another exhibition held in the UAE in May is Gulf Buyti, a perfume and cosmetics show considered to be the largest in the Middle East. Beauty product manufacturers from several dozen countries usually take part in the show.
If you have been to the UAE in May, share your impressions 🙂
Bought a tour for the May holidays (can not take a vacation, have to fly when no one is working). Went through all kinds of sites with the weather, where on average it was indicated 35 – 37, but in reality it was 40-45 ! Conclusion: The best time to go to the emirates on October 15 – March 15 at the most. And so very hot