8 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

8 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates attractions planner

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Dubai
— 4 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 3 nights
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Dubai

— 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wild Wadi Waterpark and The Dubai Mall. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Sat) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 31st (Mon) at Al Montazah Parks. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dubai Dolphinarium, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dubai trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Dubai is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dammam to Dubai. In May, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Shopping · Tours · Parks

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Abu Dhabi

— 3 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Attractions like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and The Corniche make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: bet on your favorite at Yas Marina Circuit, browse the different shops at Marina Mall, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and walk around Delma Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip website.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Abu Dhabi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

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