Everything you need to know about visiting Abu Dhabi in June
Abu Dhabi experiences very hot, and sometimes humid weather in June. Life in Abu Dhabi very much heads indoors at this time of year, with outdoor experiences only really enjoyable in the early mornings and evenings.
That said, many visitors still love Abu Dhbai is June for its fabulous beach resorts at this time of year, enjoying them while they’re at their quietest (schools locally are in session to the end of June!)
Whilst Abu Dhabi is issuing tourist visas again post-COVID, there are strict entry requirements. Depending on where you are flying from you are likely to need to self-isolate for up to 10 days on arrival and adhere to a follow-up PCR testing program. Once this is complete, you are free to explore Abu Dhabi & the UAE. Some events and activities are still subject to cancellation. Stay up to date with UAE COVID Information for travellers here.
Abu Dhabi weather in June
Abu Dhabi’s average day time maximum temperature in June is 36.7°C (98°F), with highs as much as 46.7°C (116°F) and average lows overnight of 30.5°C (86.9°F).
In June, you should expect sea temperatures on average of 31.6°C (88.9°F). Minimum sea temperatures in June are 30.5°C (87.8°F) through to a bubbly warm maximum by month-end 32.7°c / 90°F – almost spa like! Don’t worry though, resorts will have chillers on their pools so you can still take a refreshing dip.
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 June 2021
Although many more countries have been added to the Abu Dhabi green list in May, movement between the Emirates continues to be restricted, meaning there are few large events planned for Abu Dhabi in June 2021. Whilst we believe entry restrictions to the Emirate may be eased after July, we’re not seeing many events on the calendar until at least September 2021.
Should this situation change, we will update here accordingly.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the crowd-free time, cultural attrations and relaxing resorts the city has to offer.
Suggested Abu Dhabi activities in June
Apart from the beach weather, June is the perfect month for exploring Abu Dhabi’s top indoor attractions.
- The Louvre Abu Dhabi is vastly indoors (and even a little chilly inside!) so makes a great June activity.
- Tour inside the city’s incredible Qasr al Watan, the Presidential Palace before making your way to afternoon tea at either Emirates Palace or Observation 300 at Conrad Hotel, Etihad Towers.
- Enjoy indoor thrills and spills aplenty on Yas Island. Thrill-seekers will love taking on the world’s fastest roller coaster in the world at Ferrari World or try your hand at indoor SkyDiving next door at CLYMB Abu Dhabi.
- The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is open throughout the year and can still be visited in summer, but be prepared as a lot of your tour is outside, partially shaded.
Day trips from Abu Dhabi in June
This is a great time of year for exploring some of Dubai’s indoor attractions on a day trip (if you meet the requirements for crossing back into Abu Dhabi Emirate!)
If you only have one day you may not have time to queue for the Burj Khalifa, but the Dubai Frame makes an excellent alternative Dubai viewing spot. Enjoy a tropical treat indoors at The Green Planet, or tour the tunnels beneath the world’s largest suspended water tank at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.
Abu Dhabi with kids in June
This is the perfect time of year to take on the Yas Island trio of theme parks.
You can start your day at Yas Waterworld, then continue to cool off indoors at neighbouring Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. Finish your evening over at Ferrari World and Yas Mall where there are plenty of family dining options.
Whilst it’s not impossible to be outside in June, do bear in mind that surfaces can be scorching, even into the evening. Take care before venturing near anything like playground equipment, and keep beach shoes on little one’s feet, as well as sunscreen and hats.
A great fun option you can try in the hotter summer months is Yas Waterworld neon nights, held every Friday night over the summer until 10:00 PM.
A nice place to cool off at the end of the day is the city’s famous Umm al Emarat Park, it stays open until late in the evening (entry is 10AED per person), and kids can cool off in the splash park (when open) and wadis.
Another popular new evening spot for families is Al Mamsha on Al Hudayriat Island. Here you’ll find a skate park, splash park (when it reopens), heritage trail and a great range of al fresco dining options.
Our best recommendation when travelling with kids to Abu Dhabi in summer is to stay at one of the city’s best beachfront hotels so kids can enjoy a splash as part of your stay; top recommendations include:
- The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort – or frankly any of the Saadiyat Island resorts are simply superb.
- Emirates Palace – indulgent luxury but those slides and pool, wow!
- On a smaller budget, try Beach Rotana or off-island; the new Hilton Abu Dhabi on Yas Island with theme park tickets included looks promising.
Find a detailed guide here to the best UAE resorts offering that little something extra for families!
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: