Steamy September! Abu Dhabi Weather & Events in Early Autumn

by Abu Dhabi Travel Planner Team

Everything you need to know about visiting Abu Dhabi in September

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Abu Dhabi experiences a hot and humid tail end to summer throughout September – cooler winter weather really doesn’t kick in until late October. Crowds are low, and outside time is still limited, but the return of many expatriates and an influx of new joiners at this time of year still means there are plenty of special offers to enjoy around town.

Further Reading: The best time of year to visit Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Weather in September

Abu Dhabi’s average daytime maximum temperature in September is 37.4°C (99.3°F), with highs as much as 45°C (113°F) and average lows overnight down to 31°C (87.8°F). The “feels like” temperature, which takes into account humidity, can often be as high in September as it is in August.

In September, you should expect sea temperatures of 33.5°C (92.3°F) on average. Maximum sea temperatures are expected at 34.6°C (93.4°F) through to a minimum of 32.5°C (91.3°F) by month end.

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 September 2024

We are still updating this monthly guide to Abu Dhabi events for 2024 – details below may still reference 2023; please come back later in the year. We’ll have more up-to-date information for you soon.

  • ADIHEX – The Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition will take place from 2 to 8 September 2023 – ADNEC
  • Funny man, Bill Burr, brings his stand-up tour to the Etihad Arena on the 1st of September.
  • Amr Diab is performing live at the Etihad Arena on the 9th of September.
  • Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi will hit Etihad Arena on 16th of September for a fun-filled family night out.
  • Miami Band and Modi Al Shamrani live concert will be setting the stage alight at Etihad Arena on 23rd of September.

Schools traditionally return in September, so it is a quieter time of year at resorts and attractions than August – though you can expect the waterside on weekends to remain busy while families and locals try to beat the heat.

Suggested Abu Dhabi Activities in September 2024

While the weather remains extremely hot outside, you will want to restrict your outdoor activities to early mornings and evenings but do mind the humidity too.

It is best to focus on indoor activities when visiting Abu Dhabi in September. We recommend you try:

Day Trips from Abu Dhabi in September 2024

It is not the best time of year to day trip beyond Abu Dhabi in the heat. However, some nearby experiences you could try include:

Heading down the road to Dubai? You can check out more of what’s happening in Dubai in September here

Abu Dhabi With Kids in September 2024

Capacity restrictions have been completely lifted at entertainment venues across the city. In September, you will still want to seek out indoor activities and waterparks to keep your cool. We recommend you try:

You can find a detailed guide of things to do in Abu Dhabi with kids over here.

Yas Waterworld Yas Island
The perfect place to call down in the heat on Yas Island | Image courtesy of Yas Waterworld

Check out the best things to do in Abu Dhabi every month here


Before you go… Important things to consider when planning a trip to Abu Dhabi

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