15 days in Western Asia Itinerary

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Fly
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Abu Dhabi
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Dubai
— 5 nights
Bus
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Etihad Towers and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Step off the beaten path and head to The Corniche and Nation Riviera Beach Club. There's still lots to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area and appreciate the history behind The Founder's Memorial.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Chennai, India to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in January, things will get a bit cooler in Abu Dhabi: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dubai.
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Dubai — 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kite Beach and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Al Mamzar Beach Park and OliOli. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, make a trip to Dubai Water Canal, stroll around Zabeel Park, and catch some excitement at Dreamscape.

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Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or fly. In January in Dubai, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wasit Wetland Centre and Sharjah Fort - Al Hisn. Visiting Fishing with Captain Hook and Al Zorah Golf Club will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: stroll around Al Ittihad Square Park, stop by Al Qasba, get curious at Sharjah Science Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sharjah Aquarium.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sharjah sightseeing tool.

Traveling by bus from Dubai to Sharjah takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubai in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sharjah, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
Get in touch with nature at Jabal Bil Ays and Al Hamra Golf Club. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khatts Springs and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Suwaidi Pearls.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ras Al Khaimah travel planning site.

Getting from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Ras Al Khaimah can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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