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It's lovely weather at the moment. I'm wearing skinny jeans, cap sleeved top and pretty sandals. Had a light boyfriend card in the car for pickup as it felt a little chilly in the shade. Make sure you have a jacket or cardigan for the evening as you will definitely need one. The good news is that it is lovely on the beach.
Personally, I would only shop for custom made jewellery here as clothes are much cheaper in the uk.
Dubai in August.......no way! I always head back to the UK for July and August to escape the heat. It never drops to less than the mid 40s in August and the hottest I have seen is 53! However the weather at the moment is lovely and cool :-)
For dining/bars the code tends to city dressy rather than resort . So if you are planning to see some of the nightlife ( I would recommend you do) take some heels . Go to a salon and get a blowout and a nice mani/pedi ( -nSPA in the Dubai Mall is easy to find ) whilst your DH works. I don't shop much in Dubai aside in the sales but my friends who visit always want to get fake bags . Not worth the effort iMO.
It's lovely and warm, 22-25 in the daytime. If you're in a hotel resort you can wear bikini etc but do take a long sleeved coverup for heading down to beach etc. In the malls anything seems to go really, but everyone is flipping loaded so wear your best and most expensive looking things so you aren't scared to look in all the designer boutiques! Best to avoid sleeveless and def not strappy top or anything low cut. But short skirts are very common, weirdly. It's not demure really, just don't show arms and cleavage.
Evenings a little cooler - windy anywhere near the coast - so take a light cardi. I have some wrap type things but I feel a bit touristy in them.
Clothing is same or more expensive, but the malls are a lovely place to shop so do allow a budget to shop if you can, although you won't save anything. It's bloody expensive here.
And lucky you being child free to go - I'm currently MNing in bed with snoring DC while DH is in hotel gym.