Dubai has a hot and humid climate for most of the year.Â Rainfall is infrequent and scant, but winters can actually get pretty cold.
Most of the year is marked by plenty of warm sunshine and blue skies.Â Cloudy skies are rare, and this has attracted astronomers who find the weather perfect for stargazing.Â The weather is at its cruelest during May to August when it's normal to have temperatures exceed 40 C (104 F).Â If you visit the city during this time, you're likely to find yourself hopping from an air conditioned taxi to an air conditioned mall and back to your air conditioned room.Â Exploring the city on foot is out of the question during this season.Â Â
The most agreeable climate for a medical tourism visit is between November and March when winter rolls around.Â Temperatures can fall dramatically, but the skies still remain blue and cloudless.Â There might be occasional rainfall during this season.
Best Time to Visit
For most medical tourism visitors, the best time to visit would be during the moths of December to February.Â Not only is the weather at its best, but the annual Dubai Shopping Festival also falls during this time, turning the entire city into one giant illuminated shopping mall.Â There are discounts and special schemes galore for the serious shopper, and you can pick up everything from high quality electronics and Persian carpets to chandeliers and Arabian artifacts at marked down prices.
The summer heat gets a bad rep, but this could actually be a smart time for a medical tourism visit.Â For one, many of the expatriates take their annual month-long summer vacation at this time, emptying the city and unclogging the traffic jams in the popular shopping areas.Â Plus, hotels mark down their rates considerably during this season.Â The coast city also has a string of beautiful beaches and plenty of water sports on offer, including parasailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling to help you cool off.Â If you need further cooling down, just head to the indoor ski resort in town and enjoy the subzero temperatures!