16 days in Oman & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

16 days in Oman & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

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16 days in Oman & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
2
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Khasab, Oman
— 2 nights
ferry:  6​h
6
Muscat, Oman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Al Hamra, Oman
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
8
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

1
night
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Etihad Towers as well as Emirates Palace. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the striking features of Emirates Palace, admire the striking features of Etihad Towers, then take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi tour planner .

Montreal, Canada to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In November, Abu Dhabi is much hotter than Montreal - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Spas Historic Sites
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Emirates Palace ©
Emirates Palace
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

3
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dubai Miracle Garden, Burj Al Arab, Mesquita Jumeirah, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, admire the striking features of Emirates Towers, look for all kinds of wild species at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, and get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Sharjah.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Fountain ©
The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall

1
night
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Sharjah ©
Located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah was named the Middle East's top cultural city by UNESCO in 1998.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stop by Al Qasba, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sharjah Aquarium, and then examine the collection at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sharjah trip planner.

Sharjah is just a stone's throw from Dubai. Traveling from Dubai in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sharjah, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Ras Al Khaimah.

Things to do in Sharjah

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Sharjah Aquarium ©
Sharjah Aquarium
Al Qasba ©
Al Qasba

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hours
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Ras Al Khaimah ©
Nicknamed "the Rising Emirate," Ras Al Khaimah may be an unfamiliar name to many tourists, but has been tipped as the next Dubai thanks to its steady development (along with the rest of the U.A.E.) of luxury resorts, retail districts, and shopping malls.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Dhayah Fort and then examine the collection at Museum of Ras Al Khaimah.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Ras Al Khaimah trip builder app .

You can drive from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Khasab.

Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Ras Al Khaimah ©
Museum of Ras Al Khaimah
Dhayah Fort ©
Dhayah Fort

2
nights
Khasab, Oman

Khasab ©
A lively provincial capital, Khasab has been termed the "Norway of Arabia," because of its dramatic coastline, where dramatic inlets resemble the fjords of Scandinavia.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Khawr Najd, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then step into the grandiose world of Festung Cacapo, and finally don't miss a visit to Khasab Fort.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Khasab holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Ras Al Khaimah to Khasab takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ras Al Khaimah in November, you will find days in Khasab are little chillier (33°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (27°C). You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Muscat.

Things to do in Khasab

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bukha Fort
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Festung Cacapo ©
Festung Cacapo
Khawr Najd ©
Khawr Najd
Khasab Fort ©
Khasab Fort

2
nights
Muscat, Oman

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
On the 12th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Amouage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): kick back and relax at Qurum Beach, see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair, get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and finally hunt for treasures at Mutrah Souq.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Muscat online trip maker .

Getting from Khasab to Muscat by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus. In November, daytime highs in Muscat are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Al Hamra.

Things to do in Muscat

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Muscat Governorate
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Qurum Beach ©
Qurum Beach
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair

2
nights
Al Hamra, Oman

Al Hamra ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jibreen Castle as well as Wadi Nakhr Canyon. On the 14th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Misfat al Abreyeen.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Al Hamra trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Muscat to Al Hamra. In November, Al Hamra is much colder than Muscat - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Al Ain.

Things to do in Al Hamra

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nizwa, Jibreen Castle
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Jebel Akhdar ©
Jebel Akhdar
 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort

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hours
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Al Ain
If you need a break from the U.A.E's two mega-cities, take a trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert.
To find out how to plan a trip to Al Ain, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Al Hamra to Al Ain in 3.5 hours. You will leave for Abu Dhabi on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks Shopping Fun & Games
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nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Etihad Towers as well as Emirates Palace. On the 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, then make a trip to Etihad Towers, and finally admire the striking features of Emirates Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi online road trip planner .

You can drive from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Spas Shopping
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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Emirates Palace ©
Emirates Palace
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

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