16 days in Western Asia Itinerary

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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Aqaba, Ferry to Taba, Foot to Eilat
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Eilat, Israel
— 1 night
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan — 2 nights

Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
On the 1st (Sat), admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of Desert Guide Camp and then see Wadi Rum Nomads - Day Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum online trip itinerary builder.

Bengaluru, India to Wadi Rum is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Wadi Rum is minus 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Eilat.
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Eilat, Israel — 1 night

At the northern extreme of the Red Sea sits Eilat, a resort town popular with domestic and international tourists.
To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Eilat attractions planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Wadi Rum to Eilat in 3 hours. In January in Eilat, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Abu Dhabi on the 3rd (Mon).
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 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 The Corniche make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 4th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, contemplate the long history of Qasr Al Hosn, and browse the different shops at Marina Mall.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Eilat to Abu Dhabi takes 10 hours. Traveling from Eilat to Abu Dhabi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Eilat in January since evenings lows in Abu Dhabi dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Sharjah.
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Al Noor Island, then look for gifts at Al Qasba, and then make a trip to Al Majaz Waterfront. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Ajman Beach, then examine the collection at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sharjah Aquarium.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sharjah trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Sharjah by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Escape the urban bustle at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Jumeirah Public Beach. Bring the kids along to Burj Khalifa and Safaris. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, get engrossed in the history at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, make a splash at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dubai day trip site.

Dubai is just a short distance from Sharjah. In January, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ras Al Khaimah.
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates — 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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Wadi Bih. Kids will enjoy Jabal Bil Ays and Al Hamra Mall. There's still lots to do: cool off at Ice Land Water Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ras Al Khaimah trip planner.

Getting from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of subway and bus. Traveling from Dubai in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Ras Al Khaimah. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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