12 days in Western Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Abu Dhabi
— 2 nights
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Dubai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sharjah
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ras Al Khaimah
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, and finally browse the different shops at Marina Mall. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Abu Dhabi day trip planner.

Chennai, India to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Abu Dhabi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Chennai in July; daily highs in Abu Dhabi reach 50°C and lows reach 37°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Dubai.
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Dubai — 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Wild Wadi Waterpark and Burj Khalifa. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, observe the fascinating underwater world at The Lost Chambers Aquarium, make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, and take in the waterfront at Dubai Creek.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Dubai trip maker website.

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Dubai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and subway; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in July, and nighttime lows around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sharjah.
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Sharjah — 3 nights

Located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah was named the Middle East's top cultural city by UNESCO in 1998.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ajman Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sharjah Aquarium, then make a splash at Al Montazah Parks, and finally stop by Persian Carpets Kingdom LLC. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Arabian Wildlife Center and then see what you can catch with Fishing with Captain Hook.

For other places to visit and tourist information, use the Sharjah trip itinerary planning tool.

Sharjah is just a stone's throw from Dubai. July in Sharjah sees daily highs of 51°C and lows of 36°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ras Al Khaimah.
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Ras Al Khaimah — 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Al Qela'a and Zipline will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Al Boom Diving and Jabal Bil Ays. Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at Al Hamra Mall and cool off at Ice Land Water Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ras Al Khaimah trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Ras Al Khaimah can reach 51°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. You will leave for home on the 18th (Mon).
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