Everything you need to know about visiting Abu Dhabi in July
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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.
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).
In July, you should expect sea temperatures on average of 32.8°C (91°F). Maximum sea temperatures are expected of 34.9°C (93.1°F) through to a minimum of 30.8°C (89°F).
Make no mistake, no matter what time of year you visit Abu Dhabi, you will still 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 2023
Whilst most venues are back to full capacity and events are back on the cards in Abu Dhabi, July is generally speaking a quiet month for large events as many resident expats use the hottest months to return to their home countries.
We are still updating this monthly guide to Abu Dhabi events for 2023 – dates and details below may still reference 2022
For those sticking about town and visitors to Abu Dhabi, here’s what’s on:
- The religious occasion of Eid Al Adha will fall from 8 to 11 July 2022. This is a public holiday in the UAE and there may be special events around town, including fireworks and shopping specials
- Yas Gaming Month is back! Enjoy an 11-day gaming festival for all ages at Yas Mall featuring the latest video games and gaming tournaments – 7 to 17 July 2022.
Suggested Abu Dhabi Activities in July 2023
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.
Day trips from Abu Dhabi in July
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
Most family facilities within the city have full re-opened, although capacity is limited at most venues to comply with COVID-19 measures. Our top family recommendations for July all revolve around Yas Island, including:
- WB World Abu Dhabi – the world’s largest indoor theme park
- 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!
- Visit the National Aquarium and dine at Al Qana, the city’s latest waterfront development to open.
Check out the best things to do in Abu Dhabi every month here
Before you go… Important things to consider 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 as well as top tips for first-timers on the dos and don’ts, laws, and customs in the UAE.
- Find the latest Abu Dhabi COVID-19 Guidance here.
- Discover the best places to stay in Abu Dhabi, or bag a bargain on your accommodation here:
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