13 days in Western Asia Itinerary

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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Muscat, Oman
— 1 night
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Khasab, Oman
— 1 night
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia — 1 night

Plan a holiday to Dammam for breathtaking views of pristine scenery in a city that bursts with picture-perfect parks boasting patches of lush lawn and vibrant floral displays.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then explore the world behind art at Ithra, and then admire the striking features of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Desert Designs and then browse the different shops at Othaim Mall.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dammam trip planner.

Riyadh to Dammam is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Riyadh, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dammam, ranging from highs of 53°C to lows of 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Muscat.
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Muscat, Oman — 1 night

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Qurum Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Muscat trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Dammam to Muscat with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is 1 hour. While traveling from Dammam, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Muscat, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Khasab.
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Khasab, Oman — 1 night

A lively provincial capital, Khasab has been termed the "Norway of Arabia," because of its dramatic coastline, where dramatic inlets resemble the fjords of Scandinavia.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Festung Cacapo and then see what you can catch with Musandam Sea Adventure Travel and Tourism.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Khasab visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Muscat to Khasab takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In July, daily temperatures in Khasab can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 5 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Attractions like Burj Khalifa and Wild Wadi Waterpark make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Dubai's surroundings by going to Sharjah (Sharjah Heritage Museum & Al Montazah Parks). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sharjah Aquarium, and take a leisurely stroll along Dubai Creek.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Khasab to Dubai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Traveling from Khasab in July, expect nights in Dubai to be about the same, around 39°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 49°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Abu Dhabi.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Kids will enjoy Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and The Corniche. Spend the 12th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, contemplate the long history of Qasr Al Hosn, admire the landmark architecture of Qasr Al Watan, and cool off at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Abu Dhabi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 50°C, and evening lows to 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Oman travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Flea Markets
Underdeveloped and largely ignored by foreign visitors until the 1970s, Oman now represents one of the region's top vacation destinations, attracting tourists with its pretty beaches, impressive dunes, and friendly mountain villages. A tour of Oman allows travelers to discover a traditional Middle Eastern way of life, authentic cuisine, and thriving urban centers where centuries-old heritage meets every modern amenity under the sun. In a country of well-maintained roads, many visitors choose to drive from one city to the next, where a typical Oman itinerary will include World Heritage Sites, historic forts, modern beaches, and an eclectic dining scene.
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