Abu Dhabi

Year-round sunshine, pristine beaches, spectacular sand dunes and pulsating cosmopolitan lifestyle await every guest in Abu Dhabi. Such idyllic setting cuddles this emirate known around the world for its massive oil reserves and majestic mosques with towering minarets. These, combined with the distinct Arabic hospitality and mystique - and world-class infrastructure - make Abu Dhabi an excellent destination both for the experienced and novice traveller.

Experience tradition in modernity

Abu Dhabi is a cosmopolitan metropolis rich in splendour, from the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one of the largest in the world with its 800 domes and 1,000 columns, to the Heritage Village, Emirates Palace and Al ain archaeological site with palace museum. Experience the thrill of a roller coaster above the dunes and some of the finest shopping on the planet.

Enjoy cruising in Abu Dhabi with MSC Lirica. MSC Lirica is the perfect floating resort from which to explore this very special part of the world. Welcomed with traditional Italian hospitality, you’ll be treated like a sultan, surrounded by precious natural materials in creative designer interiors, cosseted in comfort and delighted by world-class leisure facilities and entertainment. Returning from our varied excursions, dining on superb Italian and international cuisine in four different restaurants, soaking up the atmosphere of the Lord Nelson Pub, chilling to the music in the Beverly Hills bar or dancing your heart out in the Blue Club Discotheque, these beautifully-conceived eight to twenty-day cruises will bring you an unforgettable experience of Arabia.

Cruise to Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates - Grand Cruises - MSC Cruises

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Port average temperature

Abu Dhabi has a hot arid climate. Sunny/blue skies can be expected throughout the year. The months of June through September are generally hot and humid with maximum temperatures averaging above 35 °C (95 °F). During this time, sandstorms also occur intermittently, in some cases reducing visibility down to a few meters.

The weather is cooler from November to March. This period also sees dense fog on some days. The oasis city of Al-Ain, about 150 km (93 mi) away, bordering Oman, regularly records the highest summer temperatures in the country; however, the dry desert air and cooler evenings make it a traditional retreat from the intense summer heat and year round humidity of the capital city.

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.


ABU DHABI Months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high °C (°F) 23
(73)
24
(75)
27
(81)
30
(86)
34
(93)
36
(97)
38
(100)
39
(102)
37
(99)
33
(91)
31
(88)
26
(79)
Averagelow °C (°F) 12
(54)
14
(57)
16
(61)
18
(64)
22
(72)
25
(77)
28
(82)
28
(82)
25
(77)
22
(72)
18
(64)
14
(57)
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