21 days in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia & Jordan Itinerary

21 days in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia & Jordan Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Aqaba, Jordan
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You've now added Atlanta Desert Safari to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Marina Beach and Kite Beach by Meraas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Al Fahidi Fort and Coin Museum Bur Dubai. The adventure continues: stroll around Al Mamzar Beach Park, choose your vessel at Boat Rentals, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and see the interesting displays at Camel Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Dubai are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

2
nights
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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 5th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Hafeet, then steep yourself in history at Al Murabba Fort, and then see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Qasr al Muwaiji, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Al Ain Zoo, contemplate the long history of Al Jahili Fort, then examine the collection at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, then don't miss a visit to Al Ain Oasis, and finally stroll around Jahil Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Al Ain online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Al Ain takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

4
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Miraj Islamic Art Centre. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Abu Dhabi and Folklore Gallery. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Mangrove National Park, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, head off the coast to Saadiyat Beach Club, and don't miss a visit to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi day trip planner.

Drive from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

1
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Al-Turaif District, then admire the striking features of Kingdom Centre Tower, and then examine the collection at National Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Riyadh online day trip planner.

You can fly from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, with highs in Riyadh at 23°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

2
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Medina, Saudi Arabia

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, take a stroll through Masjid Jummah, steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah, then examine the collection at Koran Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Medina journey planner.

You can fly from Riyadh to Medina in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Riyadh in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Medina: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Amman, Jordan

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 14th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Love on a Bike, examine the collection at The Jordan Museum, contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, then delve into the distant past at The Citadel, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Hercules.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Amman trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Medina to Amman in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Medina in December: highs in Amman hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, stroll through Horse Riding Jordan, then contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb, and finally make a trip to The Colonnaded Street. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, then delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, and finally contemplate the long history of The Great Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
On the 17th (Thu), see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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Aqaba, Jordan

Bride of the Red Sea

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take an in-depth tour of Aqaba Archaeological Museum, then stroll through South Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Aqaba Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Aqaba planning app.

Drive from Wadi Rum to Aqaba in 1.5 hours. December in Aqaba sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.

Saudi Arabia travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.

Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.