17 days in Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Sharjah Itinerary

17 days in Abu Dhabi, Dubai & Sharjah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates route planner

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Abu Dhabi
— 7 nights
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Dubai
— 8 nights
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Sharjah
— 1 night
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Abu Dhabi

— 7 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Shop till you drop at Al Wahda Mall and The Galleria Al Maryah Island. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Nation Riviera Beach Club. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Corniche Beach, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Abu Dhabi Ice Rink, tour the pleasant surroundings at Saadiyat Beach, and buy something for everyone on your list at Abu Dhabi Mall.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Abu Dhabi, ranging from highs of 50°C to lows of 37°C. You'll set off for Dubai on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

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Dubai

— 8 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai Private Tour and Arabian Private Adventure. For shopping fun, head to City Centre Mirdif or City Walk. Explore hidden gems such as Al Mamzar Beach Park and Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara. Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, grab your bike and head to Al Qudra Cycle Path, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ibn Battuta Mall.

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Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Dubai, expect temperatures between 46°C during the day and 36°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sharjah.

Things to do in Dubai

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Sharjah

— 1 night
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 10th (Thu): see what you can catch with Fishing with Captain Hook and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Nuaimia Mosque. On the next day, tee off at Al Zorah Golf Club, enjoy the sand and surf at Umm Al Qwain Open Beach, explore the activities along Buhaira Corniche, then slough off your stress at Comfort Zone Arabia SPA, then make a trip to King Faisal Mosque, and finally stop by Sheba Iranian Carpets & Antiques Stores.

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Sharjah is very close to Dubai. Traveling from Dubai in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 32°C in Sharjah. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Sharjah

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Shopping

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