20 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

20 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Ras Al Khaimah
— 1 night
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Al Ain
— 4 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 5 nights
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Dubai
— 9 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Suwaidi Pearls, then head outdoors with Corniche Ras al Khaimah, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wadi Bih. On the next day, browse the different shops at Manar Mall and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ras Al Khaimah trip tool.

Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Dubai in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Ras Al Khaimah. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Transportation

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.
Al Ain is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Al Ain Oasis, take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Hafeet, step into the grandiose world of Al Jahili Fort, and get to know the resident critters at Al Ain Zoo.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Al Ain trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ras Al Khaimah to Al Ain takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Abu Dhabi

— 5 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 9th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Spend the 10th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, bet on your favorite at Yas Marina Circuit, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and make a trip to IPIC Arena.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi day trip planning website.

You can drive from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Dubai

— 9 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Fri) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, contemplate the waterfront views at Dubai Creek, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dubai trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

United Arab Emirates travel guide

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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.