8 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

8 days in United Arab Emirates Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Arab Emirates trip planner

Make it your trip
— 3 nights
Al Ain
— 1 night
Abu Dhabi
— 3 nights



— 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Mon) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dubai journey maker tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Dubai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Dubai. In February, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Shopping · Parks · Tours

Al Ain

— 1 night

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 23rd (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Al Foah Mall, steep yourself in history at Al Jahili Fort, then don't miss a visit to Al Ain Oasis, and finally examine the collection at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Ain online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Al Ain takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Abu Dhabi

— 3 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 25th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, go for a walk through The Corniche, steep yourself in history at Qasr Al Hosn, and appreciate the history behind The Founder's Memorial.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

United Arab Emirates travel guide

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.