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Visiting Dubai In April – The Definitive Guide

The golden sand of the Arabian Desert, the glint off the shining skyscrapers and the sparkling jewellery and luxury goods in the malls and souks, Dubai is truly the City of Gold! One of the world’s leading tourist destinations, Dubai has made a reputation for itself as a city with infinite possibilities. From the world’s largest building, the Burj Khalifa, to crazy amusement parks and entertainment experiences, Dubai has a lot of the world’s firsts to its credit! Travelers love the traditional Dubai with its authentic Arabian cuisine, desert safaris and dhow cruises, as well as the juxtaposition of modern shopping malls and entertainment avenues. A visit to Dubai in April gives you a chance to explore it all!

What makes Dubai in April special?


Dubai in April

  • Perfect tan weather: April is just the start of summer and while you will experience warm afternoons, the evenings are quite pleasant. The sea temperature is perfect for a swim and you can get a nice tan on the beach!
  • Fewer crowds: April is considered the last month of the tourist season and sees a sharp decline in shopping crowds, which gives you more time to explore Dubai leisurely. It means shorter queues at attractions and a chance to experience the traditional and local side of Dubai.
  • Enjoy indoor activities: Dubai has always so much to do that you have to choose between indoor and outdoor activities. But Dubai in April is ideal for things such as indoor attractions and entertainment shows.
  • Cheap hotel rates: The lesser tourist crowds also reflect in the rates of hotels and air fares. You can enjoy discounts and other perks in Dubai in April.

Dubai Weather in April


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Dubai in April : Things to do


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Burj Khalifa

Dubai in April - burj khalifa


Reaching out to the sky at a height of 828m, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. A visit to the observation deck will give you brilliant views of the modern city. With the long day time hours, April is a good month to visit the Burj.

April Timings
Sunrise - 5:30 AM – 8:00 AM
At The Top – 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Location

1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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2

Desert Safari

Dubai in april - desert safari


Dubai is a gleaming oasis surrounded by spectacular deserts like Al Aweer, Lahbab and the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. April is just at the onset of summer and the last month before it gets too hot for the safaris and other adventure activities like camel-riding, dune-bashing and quad-biking.

April Timings
Morning Safari - 8:00 AM, Evening Safari – 2:00 PM

Location

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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3

Skydive

Dubai in april - skydive


Only a bird’s eye view of Dubai does justice to the futuristic city of Dubai, jump off a plane and skydive to soak in the views. If jumping is not your cup of tea, then the Skydive Gyrocopter offers the same views from the comfort of a copter.

April Timings
Daily from 10:00 AM to Sunset

Location

Al Seyahi St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4

Dhow Cruise

Dubai in april - dhow cruise


Dhows have cruised Dubai’s waters for centuries before the megapolis took shape. The cool evenings in April are a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the cruise with a breathtaking backdrop of the city and a sumptuous meal on board.

April Timings
Daily, 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Location

Deira Creek Opposite Radisson Blue Hotel, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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5

La Perle by Dragone

Dubai in april - la perle


Acrobats jumping through the hoops, dancers flitting across an aqua-stage amid beautiful light and sound effects, you can experience all this at the ‘La Perle’. It is Dubai’s first permanent live-entertainment show in the city and designed by Franco Dragone, famous for his creations at Le Reve in Las Vegas!

April Timings
1st Show - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2nd Show - 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Location

260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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6

Dubai Ferry Ride

Dubai in april - Dubai Ferry


The waterways in Dubai are a time-tested way to travel and explore the city. You can go on a circular trip in the Dubai Ferry in the Dubai creek, and to and from Burj Al Arab and Atlantis. The summer evenings in April are a great time to enjoy the sea breeze.

April Timings
3:00 PM, 5:00 PM

Location

Dubai Marina Ferry Station
United Arab Emirates
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7

Dubai Frame

Dubai in april - dubai frame


The Dubai Frame is like a portal that transcends the shift of Dubai from the old city of Deira looking towards the modern city of skyscrapers. At a height of 150 metres, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city and the observatory deck offers a picturesque panorama of Dubai.

April Timings
Daily, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Location

Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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8

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Dubai in april - louvre abu dhabi


The Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of the best places to spend a hot April afternoon. A short drive from Dubai, it is the biggest art museum in the Middle East and holds a great collection of Eastern and Western art. Even the Louvre Abu Dhabi building boasts spectacular architecture and is worth taking a look at.

April Timings
Saturday/Sunday/Tuesday/Wednesday – 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday/Friday – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location

Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
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9

Ski Dubai

Dubai in april - Ski Dubai


The freezing interiors of Ski Dubai offer a great respite from the outside heat of Dubai in April. The theme park is a fun space for both adults and children, and has 22,500 sqm of snow-covered ski slopes and snow adventure activities. It also has a Penguin park with Gentoo and King Penguins.

April Timings
Saturday to Wednesday – 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday/Friday – 10:00 – 12:00 AM

Location

Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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10

IMG Worlds of Adventure

Dubai in April - IMG Worlds of Adventure


The IMG Worlds of Adventure is hands down the best amusement park in Dubai and the best place to spend time in April away from the afternoon sun. The park has crazy rides and thrilling attractions centered around themes like Marvel, Lost World, and Cartoon Network.

April Timings
Sunday to Wednesday – 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Thursday to Saturday – 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Location

E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd., Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
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Dubai in April : Events to Look Out For


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MIDDLE EAST FILM & COMIC CON

11 - 13 April, 2019
If you're an ardent follower of all things entertainment, the Middle East Film & Comic-con is a must-visit. Find some of the best cosplayers, top-level gamers, and the latest developments in the field of film and gaming technology at this landmark annual event. You can also purchase some really cool merchandise and meet celebrities at the event which usually takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Dubai in april events

WOW JBR

16 November, 2018 – 27 April, 2019
WOW JBR is the throbbing heart of Dubai where all the fun happens! Starting in November with a grand finale in April, every weekend at Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) walk pops with open-air concerts, workshops, food stalls and theme-based activities. A complete entertainment avenue for families, WOW JBR is the place to be!

Dubai in april events

GLOBAL VILLAGE

30 October, 2018 – 6 April, 2019
The first week of April witnesses the finale of the Global Village, one of the world’s leading multi-cultural festival parks. From Shah Rukh Khan to Jason Derulo, stars come down at the Global Village for a taste of fun and entertainment. Concerts, cultural shows, stage shows, stunt shows, food kiosks, retail pop-ups and more - there is a lot happening at the Global Village Dubai.

Dubai in april events

XPARK JR

13 March - 31 December, 2019
A beautiful stream lined with trees, and lawns grazing with chickens, ducks and goats, it seems right out of a story book! This is the natural landscape at Xpark Jr, an exclusive theme park for kids where they have the freedom to play and prance. The cool indoor and outdoor park is ideal for the kids to enjoy themselves on your visit to Dubai in April.

Dubai in April : 5-day Itinerary


Dubai in April: Essentials


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Country Code+971

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CurrencyArab Emirate Dirham (AED)

Dubai Weather in April

Dubai in April is bright and sunny, and is the start of the Arabian summer. The temperatures average around 33°C, with a day-time high of 41°C and goes down to 19°C at night. The days are long, an average of 10.5 hours a day with the sunrise at 6:00 AM and sunset at 6:00 PM.

Where to Stay in Dubai during April

Dubai is a popular tourist destination and the city has all types of accommodation for all budgets and tastes, here is our pick of the best:

  • 5 & 4 star hotels - Address Dubai Marina, One&Only The Palm Dubai, Al Maha, Jumeirah Dar Al Masyaf, Address Boulevard, Four Seasons Resort Dubai
  • Budget Hotels - Rove Dubai Marina,XVA Art Hotel, Centro Barsha, Jannah Palace Dubai Marina, Pearl Marina Hotel Apartments, Ibis Styles Dubai Jumeira, Arabian Park Hotel
  • Hostels - Hey Beach Hostel, The Solo Traveler, Top of Marina, Domme Hostel, Backpacker City Hostel, Marina Dream Hostel

What to Pack for Visiting Dubai in April

Lots and lots of sunscreen! That’s the most essential item on your packing list for Dubai in April. Take a good UV protected sunscreen and protective clothing like suncap, hat, scarves, and full length clothing. Dubai is not very conservative and has a huge tourist and expat population but it is advisable to wear appropriate clothing, especially when visiting desert areas, religious places or local streets. Wear comfortable shoes as you will do a lot of walking.

Getting Around Dubai in April

Dubai is rapidly making progress in having an efficient public transport system. Most tour operators in Dubai organize pick up and drop, but in case you wish to travel on your own there are number of ways to do so. The Dubai RTA manages the public transport and issues the tickets and passes.

  • Dubai Metro: Fast and convenient for longer distances within the city, has two lines (Red and Green) with 49 stations.
  • Dubai Tram: Ideal for tourist areas along the Al Sufouh to Jumeirah Beach Residences stretch, has 11 stations.
  • Bus: Extensive network covers the entire city including local and residential areas.
  • Water: Popular mode of transport, the Dubai Ferry has 5 routes and Dubai Water Taxi serves 43 stations.

Dubai in April - Must Try Delicacies

Tabbouleh

The refreshing crunch of tomatoes and onion with the wholesome bulgur makes the Tabbouleh a favourite summer salad in Middle East. The salad is seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and generous amounts of parsley and mint. It is often served as a part of a mezzeh.
Where to order: Ayam Elezz at The Mall, Umm Suqeim

Labneh

Labneh is a delicious yogurt food made from strained yogurt that is popular in Middle East. The thick creamy consistency makes it the perfect choice for spreading and dipping. Drizzled with olive oil and Z’atar spices and served with pita chips, a bowl of Labneh will cool you down instantly!
Where to order: Zaroob at Trade Centre Area

Fatteh

Arabs cannot have enough of yogurt in the summer months and Fatteh is a must-try dish while in Dubai in April. Fatteh is essentially a big bowl of yogurt, dipped with toasted pita, spicy shredded chicken and chickpeas. The tangy, salty and spicy dish is perfect for a snack.
Where to order: Nurai at Business Bay

Baba Ganoush

One spoonful of Baba Ganoush will leave you in disbelief at the might of the humble eggplant! The dish is made of roasted eggplants, mashed with spices, tahini, lemon, and olive oil to create a creamy concoction. Eat it with pita bread or straight up, you just can’t stop!
Where to order: Khaneen Restaurant at Al Safa

Jallab

A cold glass of Jallab is what Arab grandmothers suggest to beat the summer heat. Jallab is a refreshing drink made from grape molasses, carob, rose syrup and garnished with pine nuts and raisins. The sweet drink will hydrate you and give you the energy to explore Dubai in April!
Where to order: Al Hallab at Mall of the Emirates, Barsha 1

Tips for Visiting Dubai in April


  • Swimming is a popular activity in Dubai in April. You should adhere to the local rules of the beaches, keep an eye out for beach timings and days as there are special days for women at the beach. Also, carry a sarong and check if a particular beach allows you to use swimsuits (bikinis etc.)
  • Plan all your outdoor activities before 12 PM and after 5 PM as it can be quite sunny and warm outside.
  • Don’t take photographs of locals without their permission. Also, avoid taking photographs of government buildings and installations.
  • For the culturally inclined, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ will be playing at Dubai Opera in from 19th-21st April 2019.

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