12 days in Dubai, Nairobi & Zanzibar City Itinerary

12 days in Dubai, Nairobi & Zanzibar City Itinerary

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12 days in Dubai, Nairobi & Zanzibar City Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Nairobi, Kenya
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
3
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Jumeirah Public Beach, Xclusive Cruise, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and other attractions. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall and enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Dubai trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dubai is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Dubai. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, expect Dubai to be much warmer, temps between 49°C and 38°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Nairobi.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Abu Dhabi Private Tours
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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Jumeirah Public Beach ©
Jumeirah Public Beach
Safaris

1
night
Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi ©
You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
You've now added Boundless Africa Journeys to your itinerary. On the 21st (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Boundless Africa Journeys.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Nairobi takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern African Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get colder in Nairobi: highs are around 27°C and lows about 16°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zanzibar City.

Things to do in Nairobi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Boundless Africa Journeys ©
Boundless Africa Journeys

6
nights
Zanzibar City, Tanzania

Discover a myriad of attractions in Zanzibar City, like its World Heritage-listed historic core, charming beach villages, and the modern neighborhood of Ng'ambo.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paje Beach as well as Paje Scooter Rent. Step off the beaten path and head to Stone Town and Scuba & Snorkeling.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zanzibar City driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Nairobi to Zanzibar City in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Nairobi in August, expect Zanzibar City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Zanzibar City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Paje
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Paje Beach ©
Paje Beach
Paje Scooter Rent ©
Paje Scooter Rent

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