What’s Going on in Dubai in February?

After several months of hibernation because of the COVID-19 situation, world tourism is recovering fast and aiming to reach the new highs with unputdownable efforts. And if you’re looking for a great winter escape, then choose Dubai in February.

Dubai tourism has also put its new face to welcome tourists all across the globe. COVID-19 has certainly introduced some safety regulations in Dubai but that’s not going to curtail the fun part anyhow. If you are thinking of visiting Dubai soon, then you can avail the best slot to explore Dubai.

Here, we are going to assist you in planning your February trip to Dubai. See below to understand what awaits you in Dubai in the month of February.

Why to visit Dubai in next February?

  • Soothing Weather: Winter sets it foot in Dubai in November until the middle of April. Weather conditions of the region remain quite pleasant to plan lots of outdoor activities. January and February are the best months of the year when day temperatures reduces to 25 – 28 degree Celsius and evening temperature hover around 15 -18 degree Celsius. Sunny days and relaxing evenings boost up the party mood more.
  • Several Events: Winter season brings festivity to Dubai. This is why the city of Dubai remains all decked up with stunning decorations even in the month of February. A hoard of entertainment and sports events are held in Dubai in February where tourists are welcome to take part.
  • Less Crowd and Great Deals: Because of COVID-19, a large chunk of globe-trotters are yet to pack their luggage and head for Dubai. So, when you visit Dubai this February you can expect less crowd but some fabulous deal on hotel rooms and restaurants. A series of promotional offers will be showered on your way to turn your vacation into a complete magical one.

What’s the Weather Like in Dubai in February?

In short, February climate in Dubai is somewhat warm and majorly dry. As per weather predictions, daytime temperatures in February will remain near 25 degree Celsius which is pretty comfortable. Evening temperatures will be around 14 – 15 degree Celsius which is again very comfortable and perfect to party all night.

The average humidity level in atmosphere will be 65 – 66% in February. So, sweating will be much less than the summer months. During the month of February, Dubai experiences very little rainfall of 34 mm. The city witnesses only 3-4 days of slight drizzle in February.

Check our full month by month guide for more on The Weather in Dubai.

February Events in Dubai

Events in Dubai in February | The Vacation Builder

Dubai always remains jam-packed with a line of events all through the year. But when it’s winter time, the city puts that extra effort to brighten up the festivity as well as party mood with a bunch of exciting events. Here we have mentioned some of the most exquisite events that you can enjoy during your Dubai visit in February.

1. Dubai Shopping Festival

Dubai takes retail therapy seriously and you can’t doubt their intention when you witness its madness and enthusiasm over shopping. This city has already established itself as the “Mecca of Retail Therapy”. To make shopping a truly divine experience, the city hosts the famous Dubai Shopping Festival every year in January/February.

For the year 2021, this coveted festival started on 17th December 2020 and it will end on 30th January 2021. You may miss this enchanting shopping festival but the good news is great discounts and amazing deals will be still there for you in February.

All major shopping malls and retails outlets in Dubai will be offering hefty discounts on all product category. Dubai Shopping Festival is the best opportunity to buy international brands and exclusive local products at reasonable prices.

For more on Dubai Shopping Festival check the Visit Dubai Website.

2. Virtual Reality (VR) Park in Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is not just a heavenly destination to shopaholics. This mall is the home to a massive underwater zoo and one of the largest aquariums in the world. Dubai Mall is now the proud owner of world’s largest virtual reality theme world known as the VR Park. If you are looking for something extraordinary to do in Dubai in February, then the immersive and interactive world of VR Park is just for you.

VR Park in Dubai Mall features a built-in area of 76,000 square feet.  It comes with more than 150 realistic virtual games and simulators. There are another 15 more exciting motion stimulating rides in the park to add more twists to your gaming journey.

You can choose from Dune Bash, Sport Zone, Dubai Drone, Stereo Life, VR Maze, Raft, Geminose, Holocube, Rabbids and WEPLAY. At VR Park, you can spot a car racing track too. Laserase is the Laser Maze area in the park which presents a whole new world of laser technology in front of you. The VR Park also take care of your hunger with its wide variety of delicious foods available in the food zone.

Location: The Dubai Mall, Financial Centre Road, Dubai.

Opening Hours: Every day 10.00 AM to 12.00 AM.

Price: Starting from AED 75 for one individual

For more things to do at Dubai Mall during February visit our full guide here.

3. Dubai Marathon

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon is one of the most sought-after outdoor gaming events in Dubai. Dubai Marathon was supposed to be on its 21th edition this year since it began the journey in the year 2020.

For 2021, the organizer of the Dubai Marathon announced that they are not staging the marathon to avoid mass participation amidst COVID-19 pandemic. This is to ensure safety and health of all the participants, volunteers, staffs and spectators.

Keep an eye on the updates on Dubai Marathon, in case you are visiting Dubai in February. If the organizers reschedule the event anytime in February by chance, we bet you would love to witness this grand fitness event.

Timing: 24th January 2021 date for Dubai Marathon has been cancelled. New date has not been released till this date.

For more information on the Dubai Marathon visit their website.

4. Omega Dubai Desert Classic

The most popular and prestigious golfing event of Dubai, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic will once again take the centre stage of UAE’s sporting scene in January/February 2021. This event is held on the sprawling lawns of the Emirates Golf Club.

Omega Dubai Desert Classic comes with a stellar line-up featuring golfing legends all over the globe. In line with the international COVID-19 protocols, the tournament will be held within a bio-secure environment to ensure safety of every person involved with it.

Although attendance at this event is strictly restricted to invitees only, every action will reach out the audience through mainstream broadcast and social media handles.

Venue: Emirates Golf Club, Dubai.

Dates: 28th January 2021 – 1st Feb 2021

Website: https://www.omegadubaidesertclassic.com/

5. Dubai International Jazz Festival

When your heart is enticed enough with the colossal shopping malls and ultimate retail experience, it would be a great idea to treat your ears with some fabulous music.

The Dubai International Jazz Festival is undeniably the most celebrated and most prestigious music festival in the Middle East. This festival is held usually in the month of February in Dubai. The harmonious atmosphere of the festival lets the music touch your heart seamlessly.

This one-of-its kind music event has a great appeal to music-lovers all across the city and the region. Dubai International Jazz Festival features an intriguing line-up of celebrity jazz icons from the past and present time. If you take a look at the list of singers who performed at the Dubai International Jazz Festival, you can spot some iconic figures including Lionel Richie, Robin Gibb, Toto, Jamie Callum and Stanley Jordan.

Dates

Dubai International Jazz Festival is usually held in February. But due to COVID-19 pandemic, dates of this music event for the year 2021 is not decided yet. We hope, soon you will get an update on festival dates from the organizers.

Ticket Price

Ticket price of Dubai International Jazz Festival 2021 is not revealed yet. We are sharing the ticket prices of the previous year (2020) to give you a fair idea.

Regular Single Day Pass – AED 350

Regular Festival Pass – AED 850

Golden Circle Sigle Day Pass – AED 550

Golden Circle Festival Pass – AED 1,350

Lounge Single Day Pass – AED 750

Lounge Festival Pass – AED 1,800

VIP Single Day Pass – AED 1,250

VIP Festival Pass – AED 3,000

Keep posted on Dubai Jazz Festival by visiting their site.

6. Dubai Tennis Championships

The sports scene of Dubai has always been very vibrant. Doesn’t matter which sports you follow; you will get a chance to behold your icons from the fields during your Dubai visit. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship is the one of the most anticipates and popular tournaments in the UAE.

This exciting event brings together some of the best tennis players all across the world. You will be glad to hear that this tournament has been graced by legendary players like Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams, Martina Hingis, Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal, Leander Paes and many more. Dubai Tennis Championship consists of a WTA Premier 5 women’s tournament and an ATP 500 men’s event.

Dates

Dubai Tennis Championship 2021 will be held from 14th February 2021 to 27th February. Please check the updates from the official website for any change in dates.

Venue

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium

Official Website

Dubai Tennis Championships

Is February a Good Time To Tour Dubai?

Winter season is the perfect slot of the year to schedule your Dubai vacation. So, November to April is a good time to travel to Dubai. But if you want to get the best of Dubai, then you should pick your travel dates either from January or February.

The average daytime temperature in February stays near 25 degree Celsius while evening time temperature rarely falls below 12 degree Celsius. Overall, it’s a wonderful idea to plan your Dubai vacation in February.

What to Pack for a February Trip to Dubai?

Although February is one of the coolest months of the year in Dubai, it is never freezing. So, you can flaunt those summery dresses and floral prints very much in style. We are listing here few essentials to pack for your February visit to Dubai.

  • Light and comfortable summery outfits
  • Cotton or linen trousers/shorts
  • Something warmer for comparatively cooler evenings
  • Trainers for sight-seeing
  • A light-weight rain jacket
  • Light jackets, cardigans or pashminas to keep the chill away
  • Swimsuits along with the cover-ups
  • Comfortable and closed shoes
  • Long skirt or midi skirt

Is it Expensive to Vacation in Dubai in February?

International tourists flock to Dubai in great numbers in February. This happens majorly because of Dubai Shopping Festival and festive events held in the city. Pleasant weather also makes February one of the best time to plan a vacation. No wonder, Dubai becomes a little touristy and expensive in February.

If you planning to visit Dubai in February, flight tickets are usually cheap when you wait till the last minute as many travel agencies hold flight sales after Christmas to generate more profit.

Is it Possible to Sunbathe in February?

The average daytime temperature in February hovers around 25 degree Celsius. This pleasant temperature is backed by bright sunlight during February days. So, it is absolutely fine to sunbathe in February. 11.00 AM to 2.00 PM is the ideal time for sunbathing in Dubai.

What are the Best Beaches in Dubai to Visit in February?

Dubai is blessed with miles and miles of soft and white-sand beaches. Winter season is the best time to spend time along the warm and aqua-blue seashore of Persian Gulf. Take a look at the best beaches to explore during your February visit to Dubai.

  • JBR Open Beach
  • Umm Suqeim Beach
  • Jumeirah Beach Park (don’t confuse it with JBR Open Beach)
  • Al Mamzar Beach Park
  • Kite Beach
  • Marina Beach
  • The Palm Jumeirah
  • Dubai Creek
  • Jabel Ali Beach
  • La Mer
  • Black Palace Beach

Is February a Good Time to Swim in the Sea?

Swimming in the sea is an essential part of every Dubai vacation. In February, the average sea temperature ranges between 20- 22 degree Celsius. If you are hailing from countries where winter is typically freezing, you will find sea water warmer in February and just perfect to take the plunge. If you are from India, South-East Asia or Australia, then sea water may not seem warm enough to swim around.

Conclusion

February is a wonderful month for designing a perfect holiday in Dubai. We have shared our knowledge here so that you can plan your trip even better.

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