A bustling, fun-filled city and a popular tourist destination
Dubai is one of the world’s most dazzling destinations, a city-state that draws travellers for its heady mix of shopping…tempered with heritage, tradition and culture. As your luxury MSC liner pulls into Dubai City, cruise passengers are greeted with a modern skyscraper skyline and the sight of the famous ‘sail-boat’ shaped, seven-starred Burj Al Arab hotel on its own island, off the coast. The largest of the seven United Arab Emirates, Dubai is located on the north east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. To the southwest, Dubai is a neighbour to Saudi Arabia and to Oman in the northeast.
Dubai enjoys year round sunshine, with hot summer months and a peak tourist season lasting from December to March. The currency in Dubai is the Dirham, and holidaymakers will be eager to leave their cruise ship, to come ashore and spend in this shopping paradise! (Dubai even has an annual festival dedicated to this art form in the Dubai Shopping Festival – DSF - in February).
Take home a souvenir of your Dubai vacation in the form of authentic local goods such as gold, quality fresh spices, fabrics, textiles and intricate jewellery boxes. Dubai has a host of attractions for travellers and our Dubai excursion packages represent the best deals on all the sights, and are often the quickest, most convenient and comfortable way to get to know this state. Dubai City itself is a major draw, but head inland and discover the country’s other delights, such as a desert safari or Bedouin adventure, not to mention the stunning beaches, water parks, and countless sights.
Port average temperature
Dubai has a hot arid climate. Summers in Dubai are extremely hot, windy and dry, with an average high around 40 °C (104 °F) and overnight lows around 30 °C (86 °F). Most days are sunny throughout the year. Winters are cool and short with an average high of 23 °C (73 °F) and overnight lows of 14 °C (57 °F). Precipitation, however, has been increasing in the last few decades with accumulated rain reaching 150 mm (5.91 in) per year.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.