42 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

42 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates trip planner

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Ras Al Khaimah
— 4 nights
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Fujairah
— 3 nights
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Hatta
— 2 nights
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Al Ain
— 6 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 7 nights
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Dubai
— 19 nights

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Ras Al Khaimah

— 4 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.
Explore Ras Al Khaimah's surroundings by going to Dibba Al Fujairah (Dadna Beach & Al Qela'a). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, head outdoors with Corniche Ras al Khaimah, cool off at Ice Land Water Park, and examine the collection at Rak Natures Treasures.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ras Al Khaimah vacation planning website.

Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Dubai in May, Ras Al Khaimah is little chillier at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fujairah.

Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Fujairah

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fujairah: O2 Spa (in Dibba Al Fujairah), Al Rabi Hiking Trail (in Khorfakkan) and Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre (in Kalba). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with Soolyman Sportfishing, buy something for everyone on your list at Lulu Mall, head off the coast to Snoopy Island, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Badiyah Mosque.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fujairah online itinerary planner.

Drive from Ras Al Khaimah to Fujairah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ras Al Khaimah in May since evenings lows in Fujairah dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Hatta.

Things to do in Fujairah

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hatta

— 2 nights
Embraced by visitors for its milder climate and captivating landscape, Hatta offers a cool escape from Dubai's heat.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): stroll around Wadi Hatta Park and then stroll through Hatta Mountain Bike Trail Centre. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Hatta Water Dam and then experience rural life at Emirates Bio Farm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hatta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fujairah to Hatta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Hatta

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Al Ain

— 6 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.
Play all day on the 19th (Wed) at Al Ain Equestrian, Shooting & Golf Club. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Al Ain Oasis, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Foah Mall, experience rural life at Camel Souk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Al Ain Zoo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Ain driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Hatta to Al Ain takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Shopping · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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.
Spend the 25th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Make the 23rd (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Abu Dhabi, and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Drive from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi in 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 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Dubai

— 19 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Sharjah (Sharjah Desert Park, Mleiha Archaeological Centre, &more). Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Make the 14th (Mon) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, explore the activities along Dubai Creek, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dubai trip itinerary app.

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Dubai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Museums

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.