11 days in Western Asia Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Abu Dhabi
— 2 nights
Bus to Ibn Battuta Metro Station 2, Subway to Dubai
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Dubai
— 2 nights
Bus
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Sharjah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ras Al Khaimah
— 2 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.
Family-friendly places like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will thrill your kids. Spend the 2nd (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall and cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi vacation app.

Chennai, India to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Abu Dhabi is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Abu Dhabi: highs are around 50°C and lows about 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dubai.
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Dubai — 2 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai day trip site.

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or fly. August in Dubai sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 38°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sharjah.
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Sharjah — 2 nights

Located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah was named the Middle East's top cultural city by UNESCO in 1998.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Noor Mosque, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sharjah Aquarium, then get in on the family fun at Al Montazah Parks, and finally examine the collection at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ajman Beach, look for gifts at Al Qasba, and then make a splash at Dreamland Aqua Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sharjah trip itinerary builder website.

Sharjah is just a stone's throw from Dubai. In August, daily temperatures in Sharjah can reach 50°C, while at night they dip to 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Ras Al Khaimah.
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Ras Al Khaimah — 2 nights

Rising Emirate

Nicknamed "the Rising Emirate," Ras Al Khaimah may be an unfamiliar name to many tourists, but has been tipped as the next Dubai thanks to its steady development (along with the rest of the U.A.E.) of luxury resorts, retail districts, and shopping malls.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Jabal Bil Ays. There's much more to do: browse the fresh offerings at Fish Market, make a splash at Ice Land Water Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Hamra Mall, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ras Al Khaimah driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Ras Al Khaimah can reach 50°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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