5 days in Abu Dhabi, Ruwais & Liwa Oasis Itinerary

5 days in Abu Dhabi, Ruwais & Liwa Oasis Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Emirate of Abu Dhabi trip planner

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Abu Dhabi
— 2 nights
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Ruwais
— 1 night
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Liwa Oasis
— 1 night
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Abu Dhabi

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Qasr Al Hosn, see the interesting displays at Zayed Heritage Center, then admire the striking features of Qasr Al Watan, and finally work off some steam at Saadiyat Beach Club. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Divers Down, pause for some photo ops at The Founder's Memorial, and then admire the striking features of Etihad Towers.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi online driving holiday planner.

Dubai to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ruwais.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas

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Ruwais

— 1 night
For Al Ruwais in Qatar, see Ar Ru'ays.Al Ruwais ( الرويس "the small head") is a town located some 240 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi city in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Ruwais Mall and then head off the coast to Shuweihat Island.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ruwais trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Ruwais takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Liwa Oasis.

Things to do in Ruwais

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Liwa Oasis

— 1 night
Known as the birthplace of the ruling families of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, Liwa Oasis is a fascinating cluster of villages and desert oases.
On the 4th (Fri), stroll through Moreeb Dune.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Liwa Oasis day trip website.

You can drive from Ruwais to Liwa Oasis in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Liwa Oasis

Parks · Wildlife
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