Everything you need to know about visiting Abu Dhabi in July
Abu Dhabi experiences very long, hot summers. July is a slightly drier heat than August, but still exceptionally hot and can be very muggy and dusty. Most events and activities go on hold over summer as many expatriates disappear to their home countries over the hottest part of the year.
Let’s take a look at the average weather in Abu Dhabi in July and events and activities you can still indulge in over the hottest summer months in the United Arab Emirates.
Abu Dhabi Average Weather in July
Abu Dhabi’s average daytime maximum temperature in July is 38.9°C (102°F), with highs as much as 47.9°C (118.2°F) and average lows overnight down to 32.3°C (90.1°F). You may experience some days of high humidity in Abu Dhabi, too, though this doesn’t really kick in until August-September.
In July, you should expect sea temperatures on average of 32.8°C (91°F). Maximum sea temperatures are expected at 34.9°C (93.1°F) through to a minimum of 30.8°C (89°F). If you’re coming for the beach weather in July, you’ll most definitely want to be staying somewhere that chills their pool!
Make no mistake, no matter what time of year you visit Abu Dhabi you will want a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses – you can find our full packing list tips for Abu Dhabi here.
Weather information sourced from the National Centre of Meteorology Climate Report 2003-2019 for Abu Dhabi Corniche and seatemperature.org
Abu Dhabi Special Events in July 2024
We are still updating this monthly guide to Abu Dhabi events for 2024 – dates and details below may still reference 2023
July is, generally speaking, a quiet month for large events as many resident expats use the hottest months to return to their home countries. For those sticking about town and visitors to Abu Dhabi, here’s what’s on:
- Head to the Liwa Date Festival – one of the most significant events in the local calendar; the event is organised by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee –Abu Dhabi and the Emirates Heritage Club. This event in held from 17 to 30 July in Liwa, Al Dhafra Region.
Live Music, Theatre & Comedy
- Catch the end of Eid celebrations in Abu Dhabi, with public holidays expected to be called from at least 15 to 18 June 2024.
- Comedian Robby Collins will be making people laugh at the Park Rotana on the 8 July.
- Omar Kamal will perform live at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation on July 22nd.
Suggested Abu Dhabi Activities in July 2024
Due to the extreme weather and conditions in July, we suggest keeping to indoor activities. Why not try;
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi – bask in air-conditioned comfort while experiencing a journey through humanity in this beautiful waterfront masterpiece.
- Observation 300 – afternoon tea at Conrad Etihad Towers, or simply enjoy the views from the observation deck at one of Abu Dhabi’s most unique modern buildings.
- Explore the inside of Qasr Al Watan, the UAE’s Presidential Palace gives the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque a run for its money as the most beautiful building in the country.
- Treat yourself to an indulgent escape at an Abu Dhabi luxury spa.
- Chill out at the new Snow Abu Dhabi indoor snow park in Reem Mall – step into an incredible icey world as temperatures outside soar to the high 40s!
Day Trips From Abu Dhabi in July 2024
Dubai day trips have become a whole lot easier with the removal of domestic border checkpoints, so a day trip to Dubai should definitely be in your plans during a trip to Abu Dhabi. Some highlights you might want to experience in July:
- Take an indoor ski lesson at Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates.
- Spend an evening in Downtown Dubai – enjoy the sunset at Burj Khalifa, followed by dinner around the fountain show on Burj Lake and enjoying the indoor attractions of Dubai Mall.
- Take a birds-eye view of the city from the Dubai Frame
- Visit the Museum of the Future for a glimpse of life 50 years from now in the city’s most surreal new building.
You can find a complete guide to the best of Dubai in July over here on our partner site dubaitravelplanner.com
Abu Dhabi With Kids in July 2024
There is no shortage of things to do indoors in Abu Dhabi during the summer. 2023 brings three huge new openings to the indoor scene as well as some trusted old favourites!
- WB World Abu Dhabi – the world’s largest indoor theme park based around Looney Toon and DC Comic favourite characters – see our full review here!
- Ferrari World – ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster and check out the thrilling new family zone with some of the best thrilling roller coasters and rides for kids under 12.
- CLYMB Abu Dhabi – incredible indoor skydiving and rock climbing experience, suitable for kids even as young as 3 years old! Super thrilling and high-energy but indoor airconditioned experience!
- SeaWorld Yas Island – The newest addition to the Yas Island theme park circuit, Seaworld takes you on a maritime journey from the Poles to the Tropics.
- Visit the National Aquarium and dine at Al Qana, the city’s latest waterfront development to open.
- Also at Al Qana is the new Adrenark Adventure indoor park, with more than 20 rides and experiences; this place has everything you can imagine, from fairground rides to climbing walls to caving experiences. Great for kids of all ages!
Before you go… Important things to consider when planning a trip to Abu Dhabi
- Pop into our essential planning information page; it includes everything you need to know about getting around Abu Dhabi, a handy guide on what to pack and top tips for first-timers on the dos and don’ts, laws, and customs in the UAE.
- Don’t forget to pack your travel insurance!
- Discover the best places to stay in Abu Dhabi, or bag a bargain on your accommodation here:
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