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Visiting Dubai In February – The Definitive Guide

February might be super cold in some parts of the world but in Dubai, it is one of those months that boast extremely pleasing weather conditions. This puts tourists as well as locals in a favorable position to go out and experience some of the city’s fascinating attractions and events. From music-and-food festivals to adrenaline-pumping adventure sports to shopping extravaganzas, Dubai in February can enthrall you in more ways than you can imagine.

Even though it is winter, there’s absolutely no need to be covered from head to toe in warm clothes. In fact, it’s the time of the year when you’re not bothered by the fact that you’re living or staying in a desert city. Therefore, plan your days accordingly so that this month turns out to be a memorable one. Need a guide? That’s what we’re here for!

Why is Dubai in February a must-visit?


Dubai in february

  • Favorable weather: This is the kind of weather you crave for, all year - a bright yet harmless winter sun coupled with clear skies. The weather obviously calls for a host of outdoor activities and yes, there’s plenty in the city to be seen and experienced. Activities range from simple sightseeing to dhow cruises, desert safaris, skydiving, and many more!
  • A plethora of events and attractions: Dubai Food Festival, Dubai International Jazz Festival, Dubai Tennis Championships, and several other events make Dubai a must-visit during the month of February. You will also witness a partial revamp of offerings provided by the city’s various attractions in order to keep tourists occupied throughout.
  • Reduced tourist influx: By February, most schools reopen and business resumes to a rapid extent, marking a reduced influx of family tourists. This, in turn, gives you a greater opportunity to explore the city to its fullest.

Dubai Weather in February


dubai in february - weather

Dubai in February : Things to do


1

Burj Khalifa

Dubai in february - burj khalifa


The Burj Khalifa, still the world’s tallest structure, offers a view of the cosmopolitan city of Dubai unlike no other. Get to the observation deck and watch the pleasant skies of February add to the beauty of this city, rendering it one of the best times of the year for stunning views. Make sure that you’re carrying your camera!

February 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
Getting There ›

Burj Khalifa: At the Top (Level 124 & 125)
from
AED 141
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo + Burj Khalifa Combo
from
AED 196
Burj Khalifa + Pastry & Coffee At The Café
from
AED 141
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Sky with Coffee & Introdu...
from
AED 375
Burj Khalifa At The Top + Dubai Aquarium + Desert...
from
AED 315
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Sunrise + Breakfast (Leve...
from
AED 141
Burj Khalifa: Sunset - At the Top (Level 124 & 125)
from
AED 216
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Fast Track Access (Level ...
from
AED 326
Burj Khalifa At The Top & Desert Safari Combo
from
AED 263
2 Day Combo: Burj Khalifa + Desert Safari + Dubai ...
from
AED 406
Burj Khalifa: At the Top (Level 124 & 125)
from
AED 141
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Sky with Coffee & Introdu...
from
AED 375
Burj Khalifa: Sunset - At the Top (Level 124 & 125)
from
AED 216
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo + Burj Khalifa Combo
from
AED 196
Go Dubai Explorer Pass - Choose 3,4,5 or 7 Attract...
from
AED 654
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Sunrise + Breakfast (Leve...
from
AED 141
Burj Khalifa + Pastry & Coffee At The Café
from
AED 141
Go Dubai All Inclusive Pass - Choose 2,3,4,5 or 7 ...
from
AED 1099
Burj Khalifa: At the Top & 3-Course Lunch at the A...
from
AED 331
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Fast Track Access (Level ...
from
AED 326
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Sky with Coffee & Introdu...
from
AED 375
Burj Khalifa: Fast Track Access + Dubai Aquarium C...
from
AED 406
Burj Khalifa: At the Top & 3-Course Lunch at the A...
from
AED 331
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Fast Track Access (Level ...
from
AED 326
Burj Khalifa: Sunset - At the Top (Level 124 & 125)
from
AED 216
Sunset at Burj Khalifa At The Top + Dhow Creek Din...
from
AED 305
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Fast Track Access (Level ...
from
AED 326
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo + Burj Khalifa Combo
from
AED 196
Burj Khalifa At The Top & Desert Safari Combo
from
AED 263
Burj Khalifa At The Top + Dubai Aquarium + Desert...
from
AED 315
Burj Khalifa: At the Top Sunrise + Breakfast (Leve...
from
AED 141
Burj Khalifa + Pastry & Coffee At The Café
from
AED 141
Burj Khalifa: At the Top & 3-Course Lunch at the A...
from
AED 331
Dubai City Tour, Aquarium & Burj Khalifa Tickets C...
from
AED 296
Sunset at Burj Khalifa At The Top + Dhow Creek Din...
from
AED 305
Burj Khalifa: At the Top (Level 124 & 125) & Dolph...
from
AED 220
Burj Khalifa + Etihad Museum
from
AED 155

2

Garden Glow

Dubai in february - garden glow


Dubai Garden Glow is back in its fourth season to fascinate tourists with its Wonderland-like aura. This exhibition features some of the most captivating light-and-sound arrangements in addition to spectacular music and visual entertainment. Covering various themes, these installations are simply bound to amaze each and every traveler.

February Timings
Daily, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM (open till 12 AM on Fridays)

Location

Zabeel Park, Gate No - 6 & 7 Area - B, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

3

Dubai Frame

Dubai in february - dubai frame


Standing at a height of 150 meters, the Dubai Frame, appropriately positioned at Zabeel Park, provides the perfect platform to witness the old, rustic side of the city (Deira and beyond) as well as the modern, swanky side of the city (Satwa, Jumeirah, and beyond). Head to the top of the frame for views that you’ll never forget!

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

Location

Al Kifaf, Zabeel Park Jogging Track, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

Dubai Frame
from
AED 50
Dubai Garden Glow + Dubai Frame
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AED 110
Dubai City Tour + Dubai Frame Entry
from
AED 99
Dubai Frame with Hotel Transfers
from
AED 200

4

Dubai Dolphinarium

Dubai in february - dubai dolphinarium


Another vintage Dubai attraction, Dubai Dolphinarium is located in Creek Park. This is Dubai’s signature Dolphin show featuring a pod of dolphins that have got various tricks up their sleeve such as dancing, jumping through hoops, and even play ball. If you are looking for something more, enjoy shows that feature North Fur Seals as well as Exotic Birds. Craving something offbeat? Dolphin Planet also allows you to swim with the dolphins.

February Timings
Dolphin shows at 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM

Location

Riyadh Street, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

Dubai Dolphinarium: Dolphin & Seal Show
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AED 99
Dubai Dolphinarium: Creek Park Exotic Bird Show
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AED 50
Dubai Dolphinarium: Swimming With Dolphins
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AED 450
Dubai Dolphinarium: Mirror Maze
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AED 17.33
Dubai Dolphinarium: Trampoline
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AED 19
Burj Khalifa: At the Top (Level 124 & 125) & Dolph...
from
AED 220

5

Dinner in the Sky

Dubai in february - dinner in the sky


How about a slice of the charming Dubai skyline alongside a meal served 50 meters off the ground? That is exactly what ‘Dinner In The Sky’ offers. This unique experience combines the thrills of an adventure, savoring delicious cuisines, and a truly fantabulous photo opp. Do not miss this on your next trip to Dubai!

February Timings
Daily from 2:00 PM – 11 PM

Location

Skydive, Al Seyahi St., Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

6

Skydive

Dubai in february - skydive


Experience the thrills of a lifetime when you tandem-skydive off a height of nearly 13,000 feet. The clear skies of February ensure panoramic views of the city of Dubai down below. Witness the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and more, as you float about in the sky before gliding your way down. Low humidity in the month of February also ensures refreshing, fun-filled, heart-stopping dives all day long. Do you need to hear more?

February Timings
Daily from 10:00 AM to Sunset

Location

Al Seyahi St., Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

SkyDive Dubai: Tandem Skydiving at Palm Drop Zone
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AED 2199
SkyDive Dubai: Tandem Skydiving at Desert Drop Zon...
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AED 1699
Skyhub Gyrocopter: Private Mini Flight Experience ...
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AED 999

7

Desert Safari

Dubai in february - desert safari


What’s a trip to Dubai without being a part of one of the city’s signature experiences? The weather in the month of February is simply the best for an activity like Desert Safari. Relish authentic Arabic cuisine at the desert camp, bash some sand dunes along the way, ride a camel or hop aboard an ATV/quad for a racy drive, and most of all, enjoy a stunning belly-dance.

February Timings
Daily from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM, overnight Desert Safari – 4:00 PM – 9:00 AM

Location

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

Red Dune Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner & Live Ente...
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AED 70
Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Entertainme...
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AED 69
Evening Desert Safari + Quad Biking + BBQ Dinner
from
AED 140.65
Luxury VIP Desert Safari
from
AED 314
Monster Dunes Hummer Safari
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AED 250
Burj Khalifa At The Top & Desert Safari Combo
from
AED 263
2 Day Combo: Desert Safari + Dubai City Tour + Dho...
from
AED 284
Overnight Desert Safari
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AED 266
Evening Dune Buggy Safari + BBQ Dinner + Live Ente...
from
AED 480.53
Dubai City Tour & Desert Safari Combo
from
AED 191
Red Dune Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner & Live Ente...
from
AED 70
Evening Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner, Entertainme...
from
AED 69
Evening Desert Safari + Quad Biking + BBQ Dinner
from
AED 140.65
Luxury VIP Desert Safari
from
AED 314
Evening Dune Buggy Safari + BBQ Dinner + Live Ente...
from
AED 480.53
Go Dubai Explorer Pass - Choose 3,4,5 or 7 Attract...
from
AED 654
Evening Camel Safari
from
AED 429
Go Dubai All Inclusive Pass - Choose 2,3,4,5 or 7 ...
from
AED 1099
Monster Dunes Hummer Safari
from
AED 250
Dubai City Tour & Desert Safari Combo
from
AED 191
Dubai City Tour & Desert Safari Combo
from
AED 191
Burj Khalifa At The Top & Desert Safari Combo
from
AED 263
2 Day Combo: Desert Safari + Dubai City Tour + Dho...
from
AED 284
Burj Khalifa At The Top + Dubai Aquarium + Desert...
from
AED 315
Desert Adventure Combo - Camel Ride, Quad Biking &...
from
AED 400
Desert Safari and Dhow Cruise
from
AED 300
2 Day Combo: Burj Khalifa + Desert Safari + Dubai ...
from
AED 406
Dhow Cruise Marina + VIP Majlis Safari Combo
from
AED 389
2 Day Combo: Burj Khalifa + Dubai Aquarium + Deser...
from
AED 350
Early Morning Desert Safari
from
AED 175
Desert Nature Safari & Emirati Breakfast
from
AED 215
Morning Dune Buggy Safari
from
AED 540
Desert Adventure Combo - Camel Ride, Quad Biking &...
from
AED 400
4x4 Hatta Day trip to Heritage village and Fossil ...
from
AED 350
Morning Quad Bike Safari
from
AED 450
Evening Desert Safari + Quad Biking + BBQ Dinner
from
AED 140.65
Evening Dune Buggy Safari + BBQ Dinner + Live Ente...
from
AED 480.53
Desert Adventure Combo - Camel Ride, Quad Biking &...
from
AED 400
Morning Dune Buggy Safari
from
AED 540
Morning Quad Bike Safari
from
AED 450
Morning Dune Drive + Fat Bike Ride
from
AED 215
Desert Horse Riding
from
AED 462
Private Dune Buggy Adventure
from
AED 1500
Evening Camel Safari
from
AED 429

8

Dhow Cruise

Dubai in february - dhow cruise


This is yet another experience that is unique to the Middle East. You hop aboard a traditional (yet fully equipped with modern facilities) dhow and cruise along the waters of the Creek or the Marina for a couple of hours. While on board, enjoy soothing Arabic music as well as delicious food and beverages. Adding to the experience is the pleasant weather in the month of February.

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

Location

Deira Creek Opposite Radisson Blue Hotel
Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment in Duba...
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AED 78
Dubai Marina Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertai...
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AED 159
Dubai Water Canal Cruise with Dinner
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AED 160
90-Minute Speedboat Tour: Marina, Atlantis, Palm &...
from
AED 156
Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment in Duba...
from
AED 65
Bateaux Dinner Cruise with Free Drink
from
AED 415
Marina Dinner Cruise with Live Music
from
AED 260
Rustar Premium Dhow Dinner Cruise with Optional Al...
from
AED 420
Marina Sunset Cruise with Live Music & Dinner Bufffet
from
AED 214
2 Day Combo: Desert Safari + Dubai City Tour + Dho...
from
AED 284
Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment in Duba...
from
AED 78
Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment in Duba...
from
AED 65
Rustar Premium Dhow Dinner Cruise with Optional Al...
from
AED 420
Go Dubai Explorer Pass - Choose 3,4,5 or 7 Attract...
from
AED 654
Dubai Creek Sightseeing Dhow Cruise
from
AED 59
Go Dubai All Inclusive Pass - Choose 2,3,4,5 or 7 ...
from
AED 1099
Bateaux Dinner Cruise with Free Drink
from
AED 415
Sunset at Burj Khalifa At The Top + Dhow Creek Din...
from
AED 305
2 Day Combo: Burj Khalifa + Desert Safari + Dubai ...
from
AED 406
2 Day Combo: Desert Safari + Dubai City Tour + Dho...
from
AED 284
Luxury Shared Yacht Tour
from
AED 210
Lotus Mega Yacht Weekend Brunch Cruise
from
AED 199
Lotus Mega Yacht Dinner Cruise by Westin
from
AED 199
Super Yacht Sightseeing Cruise
from
AED 75
Luxury Yacht Canal Cruise
from
AED 210
Dubai Marina Sightseeing Dhow Cruise
from
AED 79
Dubai Marina Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertai...
from
AED 159
Marina Sunset Cruise with Live Music & Dinner Bufffet
from
AED 214
Marina Dinner Cruise with Live Music
from
AED 260
Go Dubai All Inclusive Pass - Choose 2,3,4,5 or 7 ...
from
AED 1099
99 Minutes, The Original Tour of Dubai Marina, Pal...
from
AED 221
Go Dubai Explorer Pass - Choose 3,4,5 or 7 Attract...
from
AED 654
Dubai Water Canal Cruise with Dinner
from
AED 160
The Yellow Boats: 60 Minutes Marnia Boat Tour
from
AED 118
Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal
from
AED 99
Dubai Creek Sightseeing Dhow Cruise
from
AED 59
Dubai Marina Sightseeing Dhow Cruise
from
AED 79
Abra Ride in the Dubai Water Canal
from
AED 99
Sunset at Burj Khalifa At The Top + Dhow Creek Din...
from
AED 305
Luxury Shared Yacht Tour
from
AED 210
Luxury Yacht Canal Cruise
from
AED 210
Rustar Premium Dhow Dinner Cruise with Optional Al...
from
AED 420
Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment in Duba...
from
AED 78
Dubai Marina Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertai...
from
AED 159
Dubai Water Canal Cruise with Dinner
from
AED 160
2 Day Combo: Desert Safari + Dubai City Tour + Dho...
from
AED 284
Dhow Dinner Cruise with Live Entertainment in Duba...
from
AED 65
Luxury Shared Yacht Tour
from
AED 210
2 Day Combo: Burj Khalifa + Desert Safari + Dubai ...
from
AED 406
Luxury Yacht Canal Cruise
from
AED 210

9

Hot Air Balloon

Dubai in february - hot air balloon


If you’re a lover of heights, this experience should well be part of your Dubai itinerary. Offering a bird’s eye view of Dubai, the hot air balloon soars to a height of around 4,000 feet. Bear witness to an exotic sunrise, in addition to the vast stretches of desert terrain lying below and its rare flora and fauna. This is available until the month of March.

February Timings
Daily from 4:30 AM – 7:00 AM

Location

JLT,Cluster W, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

10

Aquaventure Waterpark

Dubai in february - aquaventure


Head over to this award-winning water park spanning an area of 17 hectares, filled with adrenaline-pumping water slides and rides. Additionally, you can also experience a 700-meter stretching serene beach and swim with sharks and rays. Check out rides such as the ‘Leap of Faith’ and ‘Poseidon’s Revenge’ when you’re here. This is wholesome family fun at its absolute finest!

February Timings
Daily, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Location

Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Rd.,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Getting There ›

Aquaventure Water Park Tickets
from
AED 289
Aquaventure & The Lost Chambers Combo
from
AED 354
Go Dubai Explorer Pass - Choose 3,4,5 or 7 Attract...
from
AED 654
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
from
AED 110
Go Dubai All Inclusive Pass - Choose 2,3,4,5 or 7 ...
from
AED 1099
Aquaventure Waterpark & Dolphin Encounter
from
AED 950
Royal Swim with Dolphins
from
AED 1160
Dolphin Photo Fun
from
AED 545
Sea Lion Discovery
from
AED 495
Ray Feeding with Aquaventure Tickets
from
AED 479
Royal Swim with Dolphins
from
AED 1160
Aquaventure Waterpark & Dolphin Encounter
from
AED 950
Dolphin Photo Fun
from
AED 545
Dolphin Encounter at the Dolphin Bay
from
AED 895
Sea Lion Discovery
from
AED 495
Ray Feeding with Aquaventure Tickets
from
AED 479
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
from
AED 110
Aquaventure & The Lost Chambers Combo
from
AED 354
Go Dubai Explorer Pass - Choose 3,4,5 or 7 Attract...
from
AED 654
Go Dubai All Inclusive Pass - Choose 2,3,4,5 or 7 ...
from
AED 1099
Aquaventure Water Park Tickets
from
AED 289
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
from
AED 110
Aquaventure & The Lost Chambers Combo
from
AED 354
Adventure Combo: Aquaventure Waterpark + 30 mins J...
from
AED 613
Royal Swim with Dolphins
from
AED 1160
Aquaventure Waterpark & Dolphin Encounter
from
AED 950
Dolphin Photo Fun
from
AED 545
Sea Lion Discovery
from
AED 495
Ray Feeding with Aquaventure Tickets
from
AED 479
Aquaventure & The Lost Chambers Combo
from
AED 354
Aquaventure Waterpark & Dubai City Tour Combo
from
AED 288
Aquaventure Waterpark & Fountain Lake Ride Combo
from
AED 314
Adventure Combo: Aquaventure Waterpark + 30 mins J...
from
AED 613

Dubai in February : Events to Look Out For


Dubai in february events

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2019

February 13-22, 2019
The 17th edition of the tourist-favorite Dubai International Jazz Festival will take place at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. The festival runs for 10 days - the first seven days feature various local/international jazz and blues bands across several venues before proceeding to the headliner acts (at DMCA) in the last three. Having hosted renowned acts such as Sting, Toto, John Legend, Ricky Martin, and James Blunt before, we can be assured of a star-studded lineup this time as well. The Dubai International Jazz Festival is one of the few concerts in the city that are family-friendly too. More exciting announcements are awaited!

Dubai in february events

MEYDAN HORSE RACING SEASON 2018-19

November 2018 – April 2019
Horse Racing returns to Dubai for the 24th season, hallmarked by the USD$35 million Dubai World Cup. The final 10 races (out of the 23) form part of the Dubai World Cup Carnival and come with unduly high stakes. You get to choose from an array of fine-dining packages boasting top-end comfort and hospitality, or purchase tickets for seats that provide a splendid view of the races. In February, there are races on 2nd (4 PM), 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th (all happening at 6:30 PM) at the Meydan Racecourse.

Dubai in february events

GULF PHOTO PLUS PHOTO WEEK 2019

February 4 – 9
Hosted by the Alserkal Avenue photography studio, gallery & store, and Gulf Photo Plus, this is believed to be the largest international photography-based event in the Middle East. For six days, globally famous photographers gather to inform the world of modern innovations in the field of photography. This is a photography venture for amateurs and experts alike. Be a part of exhibitions, workshops, photo walks, and much more during the event. You get to clean your kits, shop for photography-gadgets and paraphernalia, and also discuss photography with other participants.

Dubai in february events

DUBAI FOOD FESTIVAL 2019

February 21 - March 9
This is indeed a foodie’s dream come true! Running from the third week of February, the best thing about the Dubai Food Festival is that it happens all across the city. Feast on succulent treats that pertain to various international cuisines - highlights include the Beach Canteen (a family-friendly event that usually takes place at one of the beaches in Jumeirah) and Taste of Dubai (a posh event marked by the presence of several celebrity chefs and preparations from top restaurants in the city). Enjoy pocket-friendly street-eats, a full-fledged main course, or try out a few mouth-watering desserts - this event has it all covered!

Dubai in February : 5-day Itinerary


Dubai February Essentials


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LanguageArabic

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Time zoneGMT+4

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Country Code+971

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Socket Type C, D and G

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CurrencyArab Emirate Dirham (AED)

Dubai Weather in February

February is, in fact, a great time of the year to visit Dubai as the temperatures range between 16°C and 26°C. The humidity levels are also very low, making sightseeing activities during the day a pleasant affair. Akin to a European summer, this month is perfect for outdoor activities. Expect the sun to be out for a good 10-12 hours.

Where to Stay in Dubai during February

Dubai is a city that caters to all kinds of tourists, ranging from solo backpackers to luxury seekers. Therefore, you can easily find accommodation best suited to your budget:

  • 4 & 5 Star Hotels - Ritz Carlton Dubai JBR, Grosvenor House Dubai, Sheraton Dubai Creek, Ramada Jumeirah, One & Only The Palm, and Nikki Beach Resort & Spa.
  • Budget Hotels - Holiday Inn Express Safa Park, Citymax Bur Dubai, Arabian Park Hotel, Fortune Hotel Deira, Royal Ascot Hotel.
  • Hostels - At The Top, Dubai Beach Host, UAE Youth Hostel Association, Hey Beach, Central Dubai, Top of Marina.

What to Pack for Visiting Dubai in February

If you are planning a Dubai trip in the month of February, here’s a summary of what all you’ll need: outdoor accessories such as hats, shades/coolers, and a summer coat since it is going to be bright and partially sunny during the day; a pullover/sweater for the fully air-conditioned indoors; walking shoes, a pair of flip-flops (for the beach), and sufficient sun-screen. If a desert safari is part of your itinerary, carrying scarves would certainly help.

Getting Around Dubai in February

The Public Transport System in Dubai has undergone rapid development over recent times and provides tourists with multiple choices in terms of moving around/within the city. The public transport system is completely managed by the RTA and includes a good number of buses in addition to the Dubai Metro, Tram, and Marine Taxi.

While bus and metro (two lines - Green & Red, extensively covering major landmarks in the city) remain popular modes of public transport, the Dubai tram (11 stations between Al Sufouh and JBR) has found its share of takers as well. Water transport is also well managed with the RTA servicing 43 stations (through Dubai Water Taxi), and over 5 water routes (through Dubai Ferry).

Dubai in February - Must Try Delicacies

Fattoush

Try this traditional Middle-Eastern salad featuring a mix of lettuce, diced tomatoes, mint leaves, onion, garlic, lemon, cucumbers, and olive oil served over a toasted Levantine bread. This healthy and fully-vegan salad is one of our top recommendations!
Where to order: Zaroob, near World Trade Centre Metro station

Kabsa

Originally from Saudi Arabia, Kabsa hails from a family of delicious mixed rice dishes. Kabsa includes a portion of long-grained rice blended with a selection of meats (such as chicken, mutton, or seafood) and vegetables. The aromatic Kabsa proves to the perfect comfort food for February.
Where to order: Azkadenya, MOE or Zafran, Mirdif City Centre

Kanafeh

Known to be the Queen of Arabian Desserts, Kanafeh is one of the region’s finest. A sticky pastry made out of yummy sweet cheese or semolina dough, Kanafeh is best served with a rose-scented/sugar-based syrup and a generous sprinkling of chopped pistachios.
Where to order: Zam Zam Mandi, Al Karama or Feras Al Diyafa Sweets, Al Barsha

Shish Taouk

A traditional chicken shish kebab dish widely consumed in the Middle East, Shish Taouk can be found in almost all major restaurants in Dubai that specialize in Arabic cuisine. The dish comprises of boneless cubes of chicken marinated in yogurt or tomato puree, skewered and grilled. It can be eaten as a standalone platter or in the form of a sandwich.
Where to order: Al Hallab, Dubai Mall or Al Halabi, MOE

Falafel

A falafel is a Middle-Eastern snack that comes in various forms - ball (most common), patty, or doughnut. They are made using fava beans, ground chickpeas or a mix of both. Usually served in a pita bread alongside an assortment of salads, pickles, and sauces, this is one of the famed street-eats in Dubai (and UAE as a whole).
Where to order: Operation Falafel, JBR

Tips for Visiting Dubai in February


  • Clothing: Carry clothing keeping a European summer in mind. Certain (religious) attractions, however, would require clothing suited to the customs/traditions of the Middle East. Basically, we suggest dressing up to suit the occasion/place of visit.
  • Alcohol restrictions: Without a license, you cannot purchase alcohol directly off stores in Dubai (except duty-free, of course!). Pubs, clubs, and discotheques, however, serve alcohol to guests above 21 years of age. Be forewarned that the neighboring Sharjah is a dry emirate.
  • Events: Apart from the ones we’ve listed above, do check out other events happening during the month such as the Dubai Tennis Championship, shows at the Dubai Opera, Dubai Desert Road Run, 2019 Ironman 70.3 Dubai, and more, that pique your interest.
  • Go local: Once you’re done exploring the popular high-end spots such as the shopping malls, head to places like the Deira Gold Souk, Deira Waterfront Market, Meena Bazaar, and Karama Market for a no-frills shopping experience. You’re bound to crack some excellent deals along the way!

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