13 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

13 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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Dubai
— 9 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 3 nights
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Dubai — 9 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step out of the city life by going to Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, cool off at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, and take a leisurely stroll along Dubai Creek.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 100°F in May, and nighttime lows around 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Abu Dhabi.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Side Trip
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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.
On the 17th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind The Founder's Memorial, browse the different shops at Marina Mall, then steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, and finally go for a walk through The Corniche.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip site.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Abu Dhabi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or fly. In May in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 102°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
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