9 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Al Ain
— 1 night
Abu Dhabi
— 4 nights


Dubai — 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sharjah (Sharjah Museums & Sharjah Calligraphy Museum). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 21st (Sat) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dubai Spice Souk, get to know the fascinating history of Bastakia Quarter, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dubai trip builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Dubai. January in Dubai sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Al Ain.
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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.
On the 24th (Tue), examine the collection at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Al Jahili Fort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Al Ain Oasis, and finally see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Ain online tour planner.

Getting from Dubai to Al Ain by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Abu Dhabi.
Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
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Abu Dhabi — 4 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Abu Dhabi is known for historic sites, theme parks, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, pause for some photo ops at The Founder's Memorial, browse the different shops at Marina Mall, and stop by State Of Art Jewellery Designers LLC.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip tool.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive back home.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
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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.