The UAE has a subtropical – arid climate with hot summers and warm winters.

The coastal areas are home to the bulk of the population. During the months of May – October the weather is very hot and humid with temperatures reaching 50°C and humidity of up to 100%. The winter months from December to March temperatures drop to the range of 14°C and 23°C.

The interior of the country experiences a desert climate, with cool winters and hot arid summers.

The average annual rainfall is 42 mm. Out of all the emirates, Ras al-Khaimah is more temperate, with 150 mm average annual rainfall