Everything you need to know about visiting Abu Dhabi in July
Abu Dhabi experiences very hot summers. July is a slightly drier heat than August, but still exceptionally hot and can be very muggy. Most events and activities go on hold over the hottest part of the year as many expatriates disappear to their home countries over the hottest part of the year.
Abu Dhabi weather in July
Abu Dhabi’s average day time maximum temperature in July is 38.9c (102F), with highs as much as 47.9c (118.2F) and average lows overnight down to 32.3c (90.1F).
In July, you should expect sea temperatures on average of 32.8c (91F)). Maximum sea temperatures are expected of 34.9c (93.1F) through to a minimum 30.8c (89F).
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
Due to Coronavirus most major events in Abu Dhabi have been cancelled for July 2020.
- UFC 251 will be hosted on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island from 11 to 26 July. It will be a no-spectator event, but broadcast live around the world. Many venues on Yas Island will be closed off while event is held.
Suggested Abu Dhabi activities in July
Due to the extreme weather and conditions in July, we suggest keeping to indoor activities. Why not try;
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi – reopened on 24 June and following strict Covid precautionary measures.
- Observation 300 – afternoon tea at Etihad Towers, or simply enjoy the views from the observation deck at one of Abu Dhabi’s most unique modern buildings.
Day trips from Abu Dhabi in July
Due to surrent Coronavirus restrictions, day tripping from Abu Dhabi during July is heavily restricted and not recommended.
Abu Dhabi with kids in July
We await news of indoor facilities for families opening in Abu Dhabi. Ordinarily, our top recommendations for July include:
- 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 – an incredible indoor skydiving and rock climbing experience, suitable for kids even as young as 3 years old! Super thrilling and high energy but an indoor airconditioned experience!
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.
- 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: