6 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

6 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates route planner

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— 2 nights
Abu Dhabi
— 2 nights
Al Ain
— 1 night
Drive to Dubai International Airport, Fly to Dar es Salaam



— 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kite Beach and Swim with Dolphins. You'll get in some beach time at Marina Beach and La Mer. There's lots more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, admire the landmark architecture of Emirates Towers, browse the different shops at Ibn Battuta Mall, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Dubai is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dar es Salaam in October; daily highs in Dubai reach 41°C and lows reach 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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.
On the 13th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, enjoy the sand and surf at Saadiyat Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Qasr Al Hosn. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Corniche Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Getting from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. October in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Al Ain.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Al Ain

— 1 night

The garden city

A trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert, offers a scenic break from the hum of Abu Dhabi.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): meet the residents at Al Ain Zoo.

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You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Al Ain

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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United Arab Emirates travel guide

Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.