12 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

12 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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12 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Dubai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Abu Dhabi
— 9 nights
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
Dubai

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jumeirah Public Beach and Umm Suqeim Beach. Do your shopping at The Dubai Mall and Gold Souk. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, and explore the striking landscape of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai trip planner .

Abu Dhabi to Dubai is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. June in Dubai sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 35°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve ©
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort

9
nights
Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Escape the urban bustle at Corniche Beach and Al Ain Zoo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center and Jebel Hafeet. Venture out of the city with trips to Al Ain (Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain Raceway, & more). Pack the 9th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Emirates Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Yas Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, and make a trip to The Corniche.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi day trip planner.

You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Al Ain
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Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Al Jahili Fort ©
Al Jahili Fort
Oasenstadt Al Ain ©
Oasenstadt Al Ain

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