30 days in Emirate of Abu Dhabi & Emirate of Dubai Itinerary

30 days in Emirate of Abu Dhabi & Emirate of Dubai Itinerary

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Abu Dhabi
— 9 nights
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Al Ain
— 4 nights
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Hatta
— 2 nights
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Dubai
— 14 nights
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Abu Dhabi

— 9 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 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Spend the 3rd (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Qasr Al Watan, don't miss a visit to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, and cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Abu Dhabi is 1 hour. Traveling from Baghdad in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 32°C in Abu Dhabi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Hafeet, see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Al Ain Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Ain day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Hatta.

Things to do in Al Ain

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Hatta

— 2 nights
Embraced by visitors for its milder climate and captivating landscape, Hatta offers a cool escape from Dubai's heat.
On the 15th (Sat), experience rural life at Emirates Bio Farm, take an in-depth tour of Hatta Heritage Village, and then admire the engineering at Hatta Water Dam. Keep things going the next day: walk around Hatta Hill Park, explore the landscape on two wheels at Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Centre, and then walk around Wadi Hatta Park.

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You can drive from Al Ain to Hatta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Hatta

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Dubai

— 14 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, cool off at Wild Wadi Waterpark, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

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You can drive from Hatta to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Emirate of Abu Dhabi travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping Malls
The biggest of the seven emirates making up the United Arab Emirates, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi impresses with innovative architecture, groundbreaking malls, 4D theaters, and tourist resorts offering every amenity under the sun. Beneath all the superlatives, a holiday in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi reveals what makes this nation tick--in vibrant markets, sophisticated museums, sheesha cafes, and developed coastal areas. With about 1.5 million people, the eponymous city of Abu Dhabi is marked by a multicultural society, continuing to draw both new residents and tourists with its modern outlook and an unstoppable desire to keep improving its challenging desert surroundings.

Emirate of Dubai travel guide

4.2
Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
City of Gold
Essentially a desert city with a stunningly advanced urban infrastructure, Emirate of Dubai is one of the seven United Arab Emirates. Home to many different cultures from around the world, Dubai resembles a city-state boasting remarkably diverse culinary and shopping scenes. Its unique position on the Persian Gulf means you can combine both coastal attractions and sophisticated urban delights. Dubai tourism thrives largely thanks to a progressive atmosphere, making it easy for tourists to experience all this city has to offer. Sightseeing in Dubai is hassle-free thanks to what is arguably the best public transport system in the Middle East. Start with Bastakiya district, the last pocket of "Old Dubai" and home to many buildings designed in the traditional style.