52 days in Middle East Itinerary

52 days in Middle East Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates trip planner

Make it your trip
1
Jebel Ali
— 1 day
Drive
2
Abu Dhabi
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Al Ain
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dubai
— 39 nights
Drive
5
Hatta
— 1 night
Drive
6
Fujairah
— 1 night
7
Fujairah
— 1 night
Drive
8
Ras Al Khaimah
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Al Badiyah
— 1 night
Drive
10
Dibba Al Fujairah
— 2 nights

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Jebel Ali

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at Wellnessfix.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jebel Ali trip itinerary tool.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Sharjah International Airport. In January, daytime highs in Jebel Ali are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Jebel Ali

Spas
Highlights from your trip

Abu Dhabi

— 2 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
On the 22nd (Fri), pause for some photo ops at The Founder's Memorial, browse the different shops at Marina Mall, then contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and finally go for a walk through The Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Corniche Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Plan trip to Abu Dhabi with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Jebel Ali to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Al Ain.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Al Ain

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Al Ain Zoo, steep yourself in history at Al Jahili Fort, then walk around Al Ain Oasis, and finally examine the collection at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum, experience rural life at Camel Souk, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Hafeet.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Al Ain trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Dubai

— 39 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 Fort - Al Hisn, Heart of Sharjah, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 28th (Thu) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Spend the 21st (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, buy something for everyone on your list at Souk Madinat Jumeirah, and explore the striking landscape of Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

Plan my day in Dubai using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Al Ain to Dubai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January in Dubai, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hatta.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Hatta

— 1 night
Embraced by visitors for its milder climate and captivating landscape, Hatta offers a cool escape from Dubai's heat.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Hatta Heritage Village and then see human ingenuity at work at Hatta Water Dam.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hatta day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Hatta takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fujairah.

Things to do in Hatta

Parks · Museums

Fujairah

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, contemplate the long history of Fujairah Heritage Village, and then make a trip to Fujairah Historic Fort.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fujairah route planner.

Traveling by car from Hatta to Fujairah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Fujairah can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fujairah.

Things to do in Fujairah

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Fujairah

— 1 night

Arabian Jewel

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then contemplate the long history of Fujairah Heritage Village, and then don't miss a visit to Fujairah Historic Fort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fujairah day trip tool.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ras Al Khaimah.

Things to do in Fujairah

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
On the 9th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Suwaidi Pearls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal Bil Ays, and then take some stellar pictures from Dhayah Fort. On your second day here, examine the collection at Rak Natures Treasures, browse the different shops at Al Hamra Mall, and then cool off at Ice Land Water Park.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ras Al Khaimah road trip site.

Getting from Fujairah to Ras Al Khaimah by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fujairah in March since evenings lows in Ras Al Khaimah dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Al Badiyah.

Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Theme Parks

Al Badiyah

— 1 night
Most of the attention in the small fishing village of Al Badiyah goes to a centuries-old mosque that's the oldest in the United Arab Emirates.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Badiyah Mosque and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khor Fakkan Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Al Badiyah sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Ras Al Khaimah to Al Badiyah takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ras Al Khaimah in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Al Badiyah, with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dibba Al Fujairah.

Things to do in Al Badiyah

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Dibba Al Fujairah

— 2 nights
Soft stretches of sand, unfolding sea, and palm trees charm visitors on a Dibba Al Fujairah vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at O2 Spa and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on Al Qela'a.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dibba Al Fujairah trip itinerary builder app.

Dibba Al Fujairah is very close to Al Badiyah. Traveling from Al Badiyah in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dibba Al Fujairah, with lows around 19°C.

Things to do in Dibba Al Fujairah

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

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.

Emirate of Fujairah travel guide

3.6
Scuba & Snorkeling · Shark Diving · Landmarks
The emirate of Fujairah occupies almost the entire east coast of U.A.E., apart from three small enclaves belonging to neighboring emirate Sharjah. Most tourism in Fujairah concentrates along the white sand beaches and luxury resorts north of Khor Fakkan. To the south, busy industrial ports supplying the oil industry dominate the coastline. Inland, the Hajjar mountain range blankets Fujairah almost entirely. Historical forts and mosques dot the landscape, providing some cultural attractions.