31 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

31 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Dubai International Airport, Drive to Ras Al Khaimah
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Ras Al Khaimah
— 2 nights
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Fujairah
— 2 nights
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Al Ain
— 4 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 7 nights
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Dubai
— 15 nights
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Ras Al Khaimah

— 2 nights

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.
When in Ras Al Khaimah, make a side trip to see Dadna Beach in Dibba Al Fujairah, approximately Dibba Al Fujairah away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ras Al Khaimah trip planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Ras Al Khaimah is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Baghdad to Ras Al Khaimah is 1 hour. While traveling from Baghdad, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ras Al Khaimah, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Fujairah.

Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Transportation

Side Trip

Fujairah

— 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Tue), kick back and relax at Sandy Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at O2 Spa, and then explore the historical opulence of Masafi Fort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Sheikh Zayed Mosque - Fujairah, then kick back and relax at Kalba Corniche Park, and then take a tour by water with Soolyman Sportfishing.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fujairah trip builder site.

Drive from Ras Al Khaimah to Fujairah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ras Al Khaimah in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fujairah, with lows around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Fujairah

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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: stroll around Al Ain Oasis, experience rural life at Camel Souk, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Al Ain Zoo, and browse the different shops at Al Foah Mall.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Al Ain sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fujairah to Al Ain takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Abu Dhabi

— 7 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 11th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Spend the 15th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, make a trip to Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, and stroll through Saadiyat Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi tour builder website.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Dubai

— 15 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Sharjah (Sharjah Museums, Mleiha Archaeological Centre, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 25th (Tue) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Make the 27th (Thu) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, and get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dubai trip planner.

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.