The best things to shop for in Dubai include spices, antiques, and gold and silver jewelry. The old souks of Dubai are famous for their perfumes, coffee, dates, and incense. Electronic cities are very cheap in Dubai. And so is gold. From semi-precious stones to Arabic lanterns and pashmina shawls, there’s something for everyone.
Dubai is hot throughout the year, but the city is bearable in the winter, from November to February, when the temperature averages 25ºC. During February, the temperature ranges from 24 ºC to 15 ºC. The weather is pleasant and evenings are comfortable and balmy. But it is also peak tourist season so you can expect company.
During March, the temperature averages 28ºC, and the humidity is bearable. Also, there’s plenty of sunlight – with over 12 hours of daylight, you can enjoy the outdoors.
April to August is summer when the temperature can reach up to 45 ºC. But May to June is Ramadan, so malls and other entertainment places are closed in the mornings. The city can be sweltering and humid during these months, and you cannot step outside even for a few minutes. But since everything is airconditioned, you can indulge in some retail therapy.
January to February is also the best time to visit Dubai for shopping because of the Dubai Shopping Festival, the world’s most extravagant shopping mela.
And if you’re looking to explore Burj Khalifa, the best time to visit Dubai is in the winter when the sky is clear and the weather is pleasant.