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Ras Al Khaimah is located in the UAE, neighbour to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This lesser-known emirate is described as having an extreme desert climate, with hot temperatures, high humidity and very little rainfall throughout the year. While temperatures are consistently high all-year round, they soar in the summer months up to 43°C, which is much too hot for many travellers who are visiting the region. Therefore, the best time to travel to Ras Al Khaimah is outside of the sweltering summer months. Those that enjoy very hot temperatures should consider holidaying in either the spring or autumn seasons. While those who would rather enjoy moderate temperatures throughout their stay should opt to holiday in Ras Al Khaimah in the winter months. From November to February the temperatures reach the mid-twenties most days which is a perfect climate to explore Ras Al Khaimah and everything it has to offer.   

Note: Experience tells us that January and February are the most popular months for tourists to visit this region. Because of this, hotel rates and flight prices tend to rise during this period, so we would recommend booking in advance to secure your flights and to take advantage of early-bird hotel offers.

Ras Al Khaimah Weather Highlights

Average Breakdown
Hottest Month:
August - highs of 43°C
Coldest Month:
January - highs of 25°C
Highest Rainfall:
February -  36mm 
Sunlight Hours:
8 - 11 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature:
23°C - 33°C 
Humidity:
58%

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in January?

WALDORF ASTORIA RAS AL KHAIMAH

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range:
12 - 25°C
Monthly Rainfall: 13mm
Humidity: 69%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours 
Persian Gulf Temperature: 24°C

It is peak season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in January, here’s why…

January is an excellent time to visit Ras Al Khaimah with average monthly temperatures ranging from 12°C to 25°C. These near perfect temperatures are consistent throughout the month, which guarantees holidaymakers a fantastic glimpse of warmer weather during this winter month. In fact, coupled with low rainfall and the promise of blue skies, January could be the best time to travel to this emirate.

Travellers should be aware that in the evenings once the sun goes down, temperatures do drop, so be sure to pack a light jacket or cover up if you are visiting the region in January and are hoping to spend evenings enjoying alfresco living.

Situated on Ras Al Khaimah coast, discover Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, a tranquil haven ideal for getting away from it all. 

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in February?

WALDORF ASTORIA RAS AL KHAIMAH

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 13 - 26°C
Monthly Rainfall: 36mm
Humidity: 66%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 23°C

It is peak season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in February, here’s why…

In February the temperatures range from average lows of 13°C during the night to average highs of 26°C during the day. What’s more, these warm statistics are very predictable, making it one of the best months in which to book a holiday to Ras Al Khaimah. 

Precipitation levels are actually at their highest in this month, however when it does rain the clouds rapidly disperse after quick bursts of rainfall, so we do not see it as a reason to put you off travelling at this time of year. In the month of February, the evening temperatures also drop quickly, especially after the sun has set, so it is advisable to pack a light jacket or cover up to protect from a light chill at night.

Inspired by the Arabian palaces of old, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah features traditional Middle Eastern arches alongside regal interior décor.

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in March?

THE RITZ-CARLTON, RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL HAMRA BEACH

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 16 - 30°C
Monthly Rainfall: 35mm
Humidity: 62%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 24°C

It is peak season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in March, here’s why…

Temperatures start to rise quickly at this time of year. Those who enjoy hotter weather while travelling may consider this the ultimate month to holiday in Ras Al Khaimah. With average temperatures ranging from lows of 16°C to peaks of 30°C during the day, this is a fantastic month to soak up the sunshine and enjoy an early summer escape.

The sea temperatures are also starting to warm up in the month of March, so for those who enjoy spending time on the beach and are in and out of the water all day – this month might be your perfect match. 

A leisurely boat tour will lead the way to new discoveries at The Ritz-Carlton, Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach - find out more about this idyllic beach resort here.

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in April?

THE RITZ-CARLTON, RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL HAMRA BEACH

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 19 - 35°C
Monthly Rainfall: 12.5mm
Humidity: 53%
Sunlight Hours: 9.5 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 26°C

It is low season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in April, here’s why…

April is when summer really starts to come into effect, especially towards the end of the month. If the heat of March wasn’t quite hot enough for you, April might be your favourite time to visit the region. Temperatures range from average lows of 19°C during the night to average highs of 35°C during the day, so it’s ideal for those who like it hot. 

There are some benefits of travelling to the region at this time, including the Persian Gulf’s temperature which has also risen by this point in the year and results in far more pleasant and longer sea swims possible. And for those that enjoy alfresco dining, the temperatures don’t drop as far now in the evening meaning you can sit comfortably outside at night without the need for a jacket or added layers to keep you warm.

Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach resort offers luxurious villas with secluded personal pools, chic décor and all the privacy you could wish for.

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in May?

THE COVE ROTANA RESORT

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 23 - 39°C
Monthly Rainfall: 3mm
Humidity: 46%
Sunlight Hours: 11 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 29°C

It is low season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in May, here’s why…

In summer it really starts to heat up which proves too hot for most tourists, meaning May isn’t a popular time to visit Ras Al Khaimah. Temperatures stay high all day, peaking in the early forties and rarely falling past low twenties even at the coldest point in the night.

It is advisable if you are visiting at this time of year to plan to spend more time indoors where you can enjoy the air conditioning and the wealth of hotel facilities on offer. If you are venturing outside, be sure to pack light coloured loose clothing, avoid the peak of the mid-day sun as much as you can and do not underestimate the importance of staying hydrated.

The Cove Rotana Resort offers an oasis of calm, away from the urban area of Ras Al Khaimah and just 45-minutes from the hustle and bustle of Dubai. Learn more here.

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in June?

RIXOS BAB AL BAHR

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 25– 42°C
Monthly Rainfall: 0mm
Humidity: 50%
Sunlight Hours: 11 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 32°C

It is low season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in June, here’s why…

The heat in Ras Al Khaimah in June is getting hotter. Daytime temperatures throughout the month often hover in the low forties which can be uncomfortable for those who prefer shade and a sea breeze.

Therefore, if you are travelling to Ras Al Khaimah at this time of year, you should be prepared to spend your time mostly indoors in air-conditioned environments. If you do choose to go outside, it will be necessary to avoid the heat of the midday sun and remember to always carry water with you to stay as hydrated as you can.

Situated on Al Marjan Island, Rixos Bab Al Bahr is a haven of relaxation. Why not visit the Avitane Spa and chill out completely in the Ottoman-style hammam?

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in July?

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON RESORT & SPA MARJAN ISLAND

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 28 - 43°C
Monthly Rainfall: 0.5mm
Humidity: 50%
Sunlight Hours: 10 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 33°C

It is low season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in July, here’s why…

In July you should expect consistent high and often unbearable temperatures. Even during the night, figures can still hover around 28°C without dropping too much lower throughout the whole month.

With some fantastic pools, a spectacular private beach, water playgrounds for the kids and water sport activities for all ages, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island has everything you need to cool off. 

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in August?

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON RESORT & SPA MARJAN ISLAND

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 29 - 42°C
Monthly Rainfall: 0.5mm
Humidity: 53%
Sunlight Hours: 10 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 33°C

It is low season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in August, here’s why…

Spending anytime outdoors in the month of August is going to be very difficult with temperatures often sitting easily in the mid-forties throughout the day. At this point in the year the Persian Gulf warms to 33°C, meaning a dip in the sea won’t necessarily cool you down.

Boasting a superb 650-metre private stretch of sand, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island is a fantastic beachfront resort for both relaxation and family fun.

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in September?

THE RITZ-CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL WADI DESERT

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 25 - 40°C
Monthly Rainfall: 1mm
Humidity: 57%
Sunlight Hours: 10 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 32°C

It is low season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in September, here’s why…

As the season changes to autumn, temperatures do slowly begin to lower, which is especially noticeable towards the end of the month. The slight reduction in heat makes this month popular with visitors. While still very hot, September is a good option for travellers who enjoy the consistent high temperatures during their holiday and will appreciate the warmth of the sea more at this time of year.

The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is a secluded desert resort boasting five-star dining and luxury amenities, including a state-of-the-art spa and world-class accommodations.

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in October?

THE RITZ-CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL WADI DESERT

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 21 - 37°C
Monthly Rainfall: 6.5mm
Humidity: 59%
Sunlight Hours: 10 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 31°C

It is low season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in October, here’s why…

By October, the intensity of the summer heat is passing, with average highs during the day now lowering to 37°C. The sea also maintains a moderate 31°C, meaning you can spend hours splashing around without ever feeling cold.  While the peak of the midday will still be too hot for many, October is a good option for those travellers who are used to higher temperatures. 

Evenings outdoors at this time of year are also fantastic. Maintaining a strong mid-twenty degrees in the evening, you can sit outdoors comfortably for hours after the sun has set without ever feeling a chill.

At Al Wadi Desert, a Ritz-Carlton, accomodation includes a furnished outdoor terrace, private pool and open desert views - bliss!

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in November?

THE RITZ-CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL WADI DESERT

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 17 - 32°C
Monthly Rainfall: 8mm
Humidity: 62%
Sunlight Hours: 9.5 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 28°C

It is peak season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in November, here’s why…

November is a fantastic time to visit Ras Al Khaimah, with daytime highs around 29-35°C, it is perfect for exploring the region or simply sunbathing and making the most of the opportunity to relax. You can be sure to never expect more than a few millimetres of rain, which means almost guaranteed blue skies throughout each and every day.

The Persian Gulf also holds on to the summer heat and maintains a very comfortable 28°C, so water sports and beach days are a fantastic fit at this time of year. No wonder therefore that a holiday to Ras Al Khaimah in November is the ultimate choice for most holiday makers.

Watch out for majestic gazelles, oryx and camels, which wander through the dunes at leisure, all from the comfort of your private villa at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.
 

What is the weather like in Ras Al Khaimah in December?

THE RITZ-CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL WADI DESERT

Average Breakdown
Temperature Range: 14 - 27°C
Monthly Rainfall: 17mm
Humidity: 69%
Sunlight Hours: 8 hours
Persian Gulf Temperature: 26°C

It is peak season for holidays to Ras Al Khaimah in December, here’s why…

By December temperatures have reached the blissful region of 24-30°C throughout the day. These temperatures are great for spending prolonged periods of time outside and exploring the beauty of the region. 

The evenings are also still very pleasant, although temperatures can drop to around 14°C during the night. It is certainly worth packing a light jacket to keep the chill off your shoulders if you are looking forward to an alfresco experience while on holiday. Sea temperatures also drop to around 26°C at this time of year which will feel refreshing during a day of sunbathing on the beach. And although rain is expected in this winter month, short spells of heavy rain tend to reveal blue skies again very quickly.

Dine under the stars and amongst the sand dunes on traditional cuisine cooked up by an experienced chef at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.

If Ras Al Khaimah is looking like a destination of dreams, you’re in luck! Our personal travel managers are experts in the UAE and have some incredible tips and tricks on where to stay, what to do and where to eat to make your next holiday the best yet. Why not get in touch today? Simply fill out an enquiry form here or call 0203 816 0985 and we will get to work creating a tailored escape you won't forget. 
Rachel Lane

Rachel Lane is a Content Writer

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