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  • Best Time to Come to Dubai: November to March. Most people prefer the temperate days of "winter," and this is when the bulk of outdoor activities and special events take place.
  • Best Season in Dubai: Dubai Shopping Festival. As long as you don't mind crowds, Dubai Shopping Festival is a thrilling time to visit the city, with people from around the world and special events taking place day and night for 3 weeks from January to February.
  • Best Sports Event: Dubai World Cup. The world's richest horse race, at the end of March, is the culmination of a 9-week horse racing festival and brings in celebrities and jetsetters from around the globe.
  • Best Thing to Do in Summer: Stay Inside. With extreme humidity and temperatures routinely more than 100°F (38°C), summer is too hot and sticky to be outside. This is the perfect time to visit the malls, and Dubai Summer Surprises is a 10-week festival starting in mid-June offering deeply discounted hotel, restaurant, and store prices, as well as children's entertainment and educational activities.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.