10 days in Abu Dhabi & Dubai Itinerary

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Abu Dhabi
— 2 nights
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Dubai
— 6 nights
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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 16th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, then contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, then take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, and finally steep yourself in history at Qasr Al Hosn. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and then find something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi trip itinerary maker website.

Chennai, India to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Abu Dhabi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in December; daily highs in Abu Dhabi reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dubai.
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Dubai — 6 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Al Ain (Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain Oasis, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Tue) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get engrossed in the history at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, take in the waterfront at Dubai Creek, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dubai road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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