10 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

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Dubai
— 5 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 3 nights
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Dubai — 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Sat) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and tee off at JA The Resort Golf Course.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubai planner.

Washington, USA to Dubai is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Dubai, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in May, expect Dubai to be much hotter, temps between 100°F and 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Abu Dhabi.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, test the waters at The Club SPA, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, then don't miss a visit to The Corniche, and then play a few rounds at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip maker app.

You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 102°F in May, and nighttime lows around 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.
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Golf · Outdoors · Spas · Baths
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United Arab Emirates travel guide

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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.
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