16 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

16 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

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Fly to Dubai International Airport, Drive to Sharjah
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Sharjah
— 1 night
Drive
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Ras Al Khaimah
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fujairah
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dubai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Al Ain
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Dubai, Fly to London Heathrow

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Sharjah

Located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah was named the Middle East's top cultural city by UNESCO in 1998.
On the 5th (Sat), head outdoors with Fishing with Captain Hook, then get engrossed in the history at Sharjah Heritage Museum, then meet the residents at Sharjah Aquarium, and finally stop by Al Qasba. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of Phx Tours LLC, then kick back and relax at Ajman Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Sharjah Museums.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sharjah trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Sharjah is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Gulf Standard Time is 4 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Sharjah at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ras Al Khaimah.

Things to do in Sharjah

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Ras Al Khaimah

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Rak Natures Treasures and Museum of Ras Al Khaimah. Get outdoors at Al Qela'a and Zipline. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Wadi Bih, experience rural life at Suwaidi Pearls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal Bil Ays, and take some stellar pictures from Dhayah Fort.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ras Al Khaimah road trip planner.

You can drive from Sharjah to Ras Al Khaimah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fujairah.

Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Fujairah

Arabian Jewel

The commercial and business center of the U.A.E., and the largest town along the east coast, Fujairah features busy office buildings, shopping malls, and giant fields of oil containers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Al Badiyah Mosque and Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Fujairah. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Khor Fakkan Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Fujairah's surroundings by going to Hatta (Hatta Heritage Village & Hatta Water Dam) and O2 Spa (in Dibba Al Fujairah). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Fujairah Museum, don't miss a visit to Fujairah Historic Fort, steep yourself in history at Fujairah Heritage Village, and explore the historical opulence of Masafi Fort.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Fujairah vacation builder site.

You can drive from Ras Al Khaimah to Fujairah in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ras Al Khaimah in December since evenings lows in Fujairah dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Fujairah

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Dubai

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Step out of the city life by going to Jumeirah Public Beach and Dubai Creek. Al Fahidi Fort and Bastakia Quarter are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 15th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, and enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dubai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fujairah to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Dubai sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Al Ain.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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Al Ain

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.
On the 17th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Al Murabba Fort and then take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Hafeet. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Al Ain Zoo, then stroll around Al Ain Oasis, then step into the grandiose world of Al Jahili Fort, and finally examine the collection at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Al Ain trip planner.

Getting from Dubai to Al Ain by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

United Arab Emirates travel guide

4.3
Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.