14 days in Western Asia Itinerary

14 days in Western Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates holiday planner
Make it your trip
Fly
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Abu Dhabi
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Al Ain
— 1 day
Drive
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Dubai
— 3 nights
Bus
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Sharjah
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ras Al Khaimah
— 2 nights
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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.
Attractions like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Heritage Village make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, browse the different shops at Marina Mall, take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, and cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi sightseeing site.

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. In August, Abu Dhabi is a bit warmer than Chennai - with highs of 50°C and lows of 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Al Ain.
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Al Ain — 1 day

The garden city

A trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert, offers a scenic break from the hum of Abu Dhabi.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum, stroll through Al Ain Oasis, then see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, and finally get to know the resident critters at Al Ain Zoo.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Al Ain driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to 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.
Attractions like Wild Wadi Waterpark and Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, take in the waterfront at Dubai Creek, and look for gifts at Textile Souk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dubai online attractions planner.

Getting from Al Ain to Dubai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car 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.
Kids will enjoy Al Montazah Parks and Sharjah Museums. When in Sharjah, make a side trip to see Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm Al Quwain, approximately Umm Al Quwain away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sharjah Aquarium, get engrossed in the history at Heart of Sarjah discovery centre, see the interesting displays at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, and make a trip to Souk Al Arsah.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sharjah trip maker.

Sharjah is just a stone's throw from Dubai. August in Sharjah sees daily highs of 50°C and lows of 36°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jabal Bil Ays and Al Hamra Golf Club. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Suwaidi Pearls, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Hamra Mall, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and cool off at Ice Land Water Park.

Plan trip to Ras Al Khaimah with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 50°C, and evening lows to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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