16 days in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah Itinerary

16 days in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates visit planner

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Dubai
— 6 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 4 nights
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Sharjah
— 5 nights
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Dubai

— 6 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Family-friendly places like Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall will thrill your kids. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Mon) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Dubai Miracle Garden, and cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

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Chennai, India to Dubai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. In January, Dubai is a bit cooler than Chennai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Abu Dhabi

— 4 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 Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 8th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Corniche, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Abu Dhabi, appreciate the history behind The Founder's Memorial, and contemplate the long history of Heritage Village.

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Getting from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sharjah.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Sharjah

— 5 nights
Located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah was named the Middle East's top cultural city by UNESCO in 1998.
Attractions like Sharjah Museums and Mleiha Archaeological Centre make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Sharjah Desert Park, see the interesting displays at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, view the masterpieces at SAF Art Spaces, and stop by Al Qasba.

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Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Sharjah takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Sharjah can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sharjah

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Childrens Museums