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Visiting Dubai In November – The Definitive Guide

Dubai is the city of superlatives, what was once a tiny desert village, is now home to the tallest building in the world, the largest indoor amusement park, and the largest man-made island to name a few. The city offers a plethora of must see, must do’s, must eat, and must shop. From sandy beaches to mounting sand dunes, from contemporary extravagant hotels to traditional Bedouin camps, from water sports to desert safari, from sky-diving to ski park, from electronics to gold. While Dubai is ceaseless round the year, November is one of the best times to visit and here’s why.

What makes Dubai in November Special?


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The most modern and populated city of United Arab Emirates, Dubai lies on the Persian Gulf coast implying that the city is subjected to heat waves all through the year. As the “winter months” arrives, November observes a milder sun that will give you a tan but not melt your skin off. Whether, your idea of a perfect day is at a beach or to shop your heart out or to explore the adventure sports in the likes of skydiving, wakeboarding, quad biking, dune bashing or a desert safari or a hot air balloon ride, you can do all this and more with less humidity, making the 11th month of the year a great time to visit Dubai.

Additionally, to a beautiful weather, November also brings in a bunch of festivals and events like DP World Tour Championship, Abu Dhabi F1, Dubai Design Week and the likes for a wholesome holiday experience for every traveler.

Dubai Weather in November


Clearly ,“winter” is not a term coined for Dubai, the average high in November is quite hot with 31ºC. On the positive side, as the sunsets’ around 5:30 pm, the evenings cool down to around 18ºC. With only a slight chance of rain, one can expect 11 hours of daylight with nine hours of sunshine on an average.

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Dubai in November : Things to do


1

Burj Khalifa

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Standing magnificently at 828m, Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. Marvel the stunning feat of engineering that marries concrete, glass, and steel into a must-visit destination in Dubai.

Step inside, firstly to be swiped up by an ear popping, stomach dropping speed of 32 feet (10 m) per second as the spacious elevator takes you literally to ‘At the Top,’ the observation deck at the 148th floor. Gaze down at Dubai in its entirety through floor-to-ceiling windows from your own eyes or opt for the VR experience to observe it from a Falcon's Eye View. For a seamless experience book tickets online in advance.

Location

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

Desert Safari

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Acres and acres of vast land blanketed by Sand that can be maneuvered by jeeps, land Rovers, quad bikes, Sand Boards, Dune Buggies ATV, or the humble camel. Your Dubai experience is incomplete without a 4x4 Desert Safari.

Enjoy the beautiful expanse of the Arabian Desert as the specialist Desert Drivers takes you for an exhilarating off-road adventure. Observe how the sun sinks down to kiss the sands from a strategic vantage point. Head off to the camps for a wholesome Arabic entertainment completed with desert barbeque, authentic Arabic food, belly dancers, shisha pipes, henna tattoos and a photo op in traditional Arabic dress.

Location

Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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3

Aquaventure Waterpark

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Noted amongst Middle East and Europe’s best water parks, the name spells out Adventure and Aqua, what more encouragement does one need. Filled with record breaking, thrilling rides that can send the chill up/down your spine. Such as the leap of faith that shoots you through a shark tank, the shark safari, the cownose ray feeding among others.

If that’s too much for you the park also offers placid rides such as the lazy river that floats you around the park. Situated alongside a 700m stretch of beach, the Aquaventure Park also offers a great view of the iconic hotel Atlantis, The Palm.

Location

Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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4

La Perle

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Created by world-renowned Artistic Director Franco Dragone, La Perle is Dubai’s first permanent show. This uniquely designed theater, features 65 world-class performers, who fly through the theater, dive into the on stage pool and invariantly creates a visually captivating show that runs below, on, and above stage.

In what could only be spelled out as one-of-a-kind experience, La Perle takes your breath away and keeps you on the edge of your seats the whole time. Located at Al Habtoor City, the show is open all seven days,
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 AM – 11 PM and Sunday & Monday: 10 AM – 6 PM.

Location

260 Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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5

Ski Dubai

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Ski Dubai is Middle East’s first indoor ski park with world's third largest indoor ski slope. Located inside Dubai's Mall of the Emirates with 6,000 tons of snow, it offers a perfect recluse from the desert heat. You can choose to just play in the snow, learn Skiing from the instructors, sled down the toboggan run, ride on the chairlift overlooking the whole resort, and zorb downhill in the Giant Snowball. Most admirably you can meet the Snow Penguins up close and personal, observe them and even witness their march that occurs several times a day.

Location

Mall of the Emirates ,Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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6

Heli Tour of the city

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Helicopter rides are special on their own, the speed, the noise, the view everything about them is as enlivening as it can get. Now, imagine that your helicopter is flying across a city that is known for its scale and beauty. You fly over landmarks like Burj Al Arab, Atlantis, Burj Khalifa and get to admire their beauty and altitude up-close. Gaze down to take in the grandeur of the Palm Jumeirah, the World islands, the Dubai Creek, and the Dubai canal. All you have to do is tuck into your leather seat, let the pilot be your guide.

Location

Dubai Police Academy, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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7

Ferrari World

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In the city of superlatives, here’s your next adventure. Tuck in to experience Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster at the largest indoor amusement park in the world, the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The iconic structure houses numerous high-adrenaline rides including some family-friendly attractions.

For the racer bug in you, the park has an inspiring treasure of racing memorabilia, state-of-the-art simulators, and live shows. In fact, there is a Junior GT circuit with miniature Ferraris to keep the little ones happy. While at it you can enjoy authentic Italian food and browse the gift shops for Ferrari souvenirs.

Location

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates
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6

Dhow Cruise

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A traditional Dhow Cruise is a quintessential Dubai experience. Cruising down the marina, enjoying the spectacular sights of Dubai and savoring a multi-course meal is a relaxing and laid-back experience. The pleasant evening weather of Dubai in November elevates the atmosphere!

Location

Deira Creek Opposit to Radisson Blue Hotel
Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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8

Skydive

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Plummet down 13,000 feet for a thrilling lifetime experience during a tandem skydive! Dubai offers some of the best panoramas in the world and the weather in November is clear with high visibility and low humidity, offering a dive window all day long. What are you waiting for?

Location

Al Seyahi St, Dubai
Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9

Jebel Jais Zip Line

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Winters in Dubai are the best time for outdoor sports. Get an adrenaline rush by gliding along the world's longest zipline and reach breakneck speeds of almost 150 kilometers an hour. Situated just half an hour from Dubai city's proper, this experience ought to make it to your bucket list.

Location

North Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
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10

Shopping in Dubai Mall

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Shopping and Dubai is a match made in heaven, you can get your hands on the best collections from the biggest of brands at the second largest mall in the world. Right next to Burj Khalifa, the Dubai mall is no less in its grandeur, so much so, you can’t really call it just a mall. For starters, it houses around 1,200-plus shops, 22 cinema screens, 120 restaurants, a 250-room luxury hotel. The venue is also home to the giant Dubai aquarium and underwater zoo, an indoor theme park, a huge indoor waterfall, an ice rink, and a choreographed outdoor fountain.

Location

Downtown Dubai, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Dubai in November : Events to Look Out For


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DUBAI DESIGN WEEK

Daily, 13 - 18 November
Where: D3 and various locations including Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz and Etihad Museum, Downtown Dubai
The third edition of the Dubai Design week brings together some of the best-known designers and architects of the region. Aimed to make design both accessible and inspirational, this free to attend, six-day festival will observe over 200 activities across the city. The key events include a design trade show that will host 150 contemporary design brands from 25 countries and the Global Grad Show with over 200 creative’s showcasing their talent, from 90 universities in 40 countries.

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ABU DHABI F1

23 - 25 November 2018
Where: Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Imagine F1 drivers are buzzing across the tracks, speeding up to make it to the finish line before anyone, while you are there cheering up your favorite, feeling the wind, the speed and the adrenalin wafting towards you. The Abu-Dhabi Grand Prix offers this and more as it returns for its 2018 edition. While Dubai and Formula 1 are setting up for you, all you have to do is select your vantage point, whether you opt for any of stands or lounges or luxurious trackside terrace or even a yacht

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DP WORLD TOUR

7 AM - 4 PM daily, 16 - 19 November
Where: Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates
The four day Golf championship is recognized globally as one of golf’s top tournaments. The DP World Tour Championship sees the world’s top 60 golfers battle it out at the Jumeirah Golf Estates. Concurrently to the competition, the Fairways is bustling with activities such as free golf lessons, live music, food and beverages. Over the years the championship has earned a name for itself and now in its night edition, it is prepping up to attract Golf enthusiasts from around the world.

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DUBAI RUGBY SEVENS

29 November - 1 December
Where: Earth Course, Jumeirah Golf Estates
Counted amongst the biggest sporting events on the Dubai calendar, the Dubai Rugby Sevens is sort of a spinoff from the traditional Rugby. Matches are played out in seven-minute halves as teams of just 15 players, including some of the world’s best barge into each other. The three-day tournament at Dubai’s Sevens Stadium sees a lot more than Rugby including the fans dressing up in crazy costumes, food trucks serving multi-cuisines, live music, and family-friendly zones for children.

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LET"S GET LOUD _ JLO & ED SHEERAN

Jennifer Lopez on 17 November, Ed Sheeran on 23 November
Where: Autism Rocks Arena, DubaiLand
As the name suggest, Dubai will get loud this November as award-winning singer, Jennifer Lopez and English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran will command the stage with electrifying performances. JLo’s concerts are known for the pure electricity generated by her powerful voice, her pumping choreography routines, and her infamous and innumerable costume changes. While the Grammy award-winning singer, Ed Sheeran is known for impromptu shows, as he his tends to go off-script more often than not and play his favorite acoustic covers.

Dubai in November : 5-day Itinerary


Dubai November 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 November

Dubai is hot and dry year round, but the months of November experience cooler temperatures of around 18°C to 31°C, with an average of 25°C and very little humidity. There's might be rainfall, just 0.2 inches expected over the entire month. Weather-wise, November is considered one of the best times to visit Dubai.

Where to Stay in Dubai during November

Dubai’s hospitality is ranked as one of the best. Predictably it offers some of the most high end luxurious hotels to budgeted ones along with a range of Airbnbs. Depending upon travel itinerary and budget, a range of hotels are available at your disposal.

  • 5 & 4 star Hotels - Al Qasr, One&Only Royal Mirage, Atlantis, The Palm, Kempinski, Ritz Carlton and Sofitel The Palm
  • Budget Hotels - Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Deira Creek, Crowne Plaza Dubai and Roda Al Murooj Downtown Dubai

What to Pack for Visiting Dubai in November

Keeping in mind that Dubai observes high temperature in the mornings and milder evenings in November, here is a comprehensive list of packing essentials: A high SPF sun cream to keep away UV rays, hat or scarf of bandanas, sunglasses, lightweight clothing, swimsuit with coveralls, comfortable shoes/flip-flops, Lightweight cardigans for cooler evenings, and party casuals and shoes for your night outs.

Getting Around Dubai in November

The most efficient and convenient travelling partner in Dubai is taxi. Notably, they aren’t expensive at all and can be hailed off the streets, called over the phone or even booked via an app called RTA Smart Taxi.

The cheapest way to explore Dubai is Dubai metro, with an added benefit of scenic views as most of its rails are above ground. Though to reach the metro station or your destination you will have to grab a taxi or careem. Another unique way of travelling and exploring Dubai is Water Taxi. While it offers great views it is neither cheap, nor as fast as one would like.

Dubai in November - Must Try Delicasies

Knafeh

Originally from Palestine, this pastry dish made of sour cheese, crisp sugar syrup and dough has become a favourite with locals in the UAE. One of the most popular places to try it is Qwaider Al Nabulsi in Deira. During Ramadan, orders for this dessert can reach in to the thousands per day, as people request it for iftar.

Camel

Traditionally, camel meat is not a local delicasy even though camels are the national animal. However, modern chefs now experiment with camel sliders, camel biryani, burgers and stews. Camel milk is highly popular and so is camel milk ice cream instead.

Margoogat

This meaty, tomato-based stew is cooked with turmeric, cumin and bezar (a local garam masala-like spice mixture). Made with chicken or lamb alongside baby marrow and potato, this dish is the ultimate comfort food that goes well with rice.

Qoozi

Qoozi is a dish of slow cooked lamb, with roasted nuts and raisins served over rice. The dish is vastly popular all over the Arabian Gulf and is often seen wrapped in date palm tree leaves before being put in a ground oven.

Manousheh

Manousheh is the the local pizza, an apt choice for the piquant taste buds and proves to be a perfect pick for a luscious breakfast. Stretched dough or flatbread, filled with exotic toppings like salty Akkawi cheese, earthy zaatar herbs and olive oil. Try it with creamy sour labneh ,sweet jam, eggs, and minced lamb

Tips for Visiting Dubai in November


  • Plan your itinerary – Dubai offers a plethora of options and to make most of it you will require a strategic plan. Like visiting the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai mall on the same day as they are adjacent to each other. Also, pre-booking at various attractions can cut down your wait time and can avail you discounts as well.
  • Respect the Customs - Dubai is liberal city, but you have to keep in mind and respect their traditions and customs. Refrain from any public display of affection at any public place Women travelers should avoid shaking hands with locals, unless the men offer to shake hands first.
  • Dress Code: Your shoulders and knee should be covered at least in religious and official places. Major tourist places especially sand dunes are pretty open for shorts and sleeveless clothing. Swimwear is acceptable around the beach and near pool area.
  • Take permission for a photograph: Do not click pictures of locals without their precise permission, as it is considered as a sign of disrespect.

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