February throughout the world is more or less cold but in Dubai its pleasing weather for tourists and locals alike. February is a favourable month in Dubai to go out and enjoy food festivals and music, shopping and movies and all the activities that the city has to offer. Visiting Dubai in February can amaze you in many ways. This weather calls for outdoor activities in the cold sunny days. It is the winter season but the sun makes up for it and just one layer over your t-shirt would be more than sufficient to keep you comfortable.
Temperature: High: 25°, Low: 16° Rainfall: 4-5 days Humidity: 80% to 90%
1. The Burj Khalifa
The tallest building in the world, the view from the deck of the city of Dubai is unbelievable and the stars seem just a stretch away thanks to the clear February weather. Don’t forget to click some eye-popping pictures.
Prime Hours: 3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Ticket Cost: AED 210 Non- Prime Hours: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (Morning), 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Evening Ticket Cost: AED 135
2. The Dubai Food Festival
The one and only Dubai Food Festival takes place in the month of February. World-class cuisine and the top chefs gather to host lessons, events, competitions and workshops. To kickstart the cook in you, better head at least for a day to this two and a half week-long food hot spot.
Dates: 21 February - 9 March
3. Chinese New Year
The Festive Market at Palazzo Versace honours the Chinese Lantern Festival, boasting of live cooking workshops and activities for everyone. Dubai goes into full swing to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Top restaurants in the city specially curate New Chinese menus to give their guests a traditional Chinese ambience in Dubai.
Dates: 3 - 13 February Venue: Downtown Dubai
February is a month of beats in Dubai, with star-studded performances throughout you are bound to be able to attend at least one out of the lot. The Dubai Media City Amphitheatre is jam-packed with continuous action. The Emirates Golf Club will see some EDM music soon and the Dubai Opera will show for the first time, Piaf! Le Spectacle.
Few days of celebrating photography at the photo week organised by the Gulf Photo Plus is a must-visit for the exquisite workshops, two-day training, panel discussions, and world-renowned exhibitions. Some classic documentaries will also be on screen, so don’t miss out!
6. Dubai Polo Cup Gold Series
One of the worlds most prestigious sports, polo, will be coming to Dubai for nine days. This thrilling sport usually sees the attendance of royalty and celebrities. The Dubai Polo Cup will see the world’s best polo teams take to the field to grab the trophy.
Dates: 8 February - 8 March Venue: Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club
7. Dubai International Boat Show
The biggest event of its kind in the region, the Dubai Boat Show sees owners, buyers auctioning, enthusiast and tourists for maritime merry. Take boat and yacht tours along with owners and experience the newest gadgets before they hit the markets. The beach hosts a car show with food stalls alongside the boat festival.
Dates: 26 February - 2 March Venue: Dubai Canal, Jumeirah
8. Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships
With all four Grand Slam winners, the fortnight-long tennis championship attracts the largest sporting crowd in the city. We suggest you book your tickets right now, because who doesn’t want to catch Roger Federer in action. However, if you don’t lay your hands on tickets, the Tennis Village screens the matches live.
Dates: 17 February - 2 March Venue: Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium
9. Desert Safari
A desert safari is a must on the itinerary of your Dubai trip. Experience traditional cuisine and overnight camping in the desert and fun ATV rides during the day.
The pleasant weather in the month of February definitely calls for a cruise. The Dhow Cruise offers an option between the Creek and Marina for a couple of hours with live and mouth-watering cuisine.
Ticket price: AED 50 Best time to visit: Evening
So basically, February is a top hit for tourists as the city also gets ready for a revamp to continue tourist attraction and moreover all schools and colleges are back in action by February, so you won’t experience much of a rush or crowd. Carry a couple of jackets or pullovers and trousers for the bottom. Shorts in February are not recommended.