18 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

18 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

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Al Ain
— 4 nights
Ras Al Khaimah
— 1 night
— 8 nights
Abu Dhabi
— 4 nights


Al Ain

— 4 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Al Foah Mall and Al Ain Mall. And it doesn't end there: walk around Al Ain Oasis, take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Hafeet, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church, and relax in the rural setting at Camel Souk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Al Ain trip maker site.

Abu Dhabi to Al Ain is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Ras Al Khaimah.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Ras Al Khaimah

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal Bil Ays and then pick up some local products at Fish Market.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ras Al Khaimah holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Ras Al Khaimah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Ras Al Khaimah, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

Nature · Parks · Shopping


— 8 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Shop till you drop at The Dubai Mall and Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Fri) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, hunt for treasures at Dubai Spice Souk, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dubai day trip tool.

Drive from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Dubai when traveling from Ras Al Khaimah in February, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.
Pack the 23rd (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Spend the 22nd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, pause for some photo ops at The Founder's Memorial, and steep yourself in history at Qasr Al Hosn.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip app.

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 in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

United Arab Emirates travel guide

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.