14 days in United Arab Emirates & Oman Itinerary

14 days in United Arab Emirates & Oman Itinerary

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights
Muscat, Oman
— 4 nights


Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 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.
Kids will enjoy Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and The Corniche. Spend the 24th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and browse the different shops at Marina Mall.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Abu Dhabi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: high temperatures in Abu Dhabi hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Al Ain.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Theme Parks
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates — 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.
On the 27th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Al Jahili Fort, then walk around Al Ain Oasis, then examine the collection at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, and finally meet the residents at Al Ain Zoo.

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You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dubai.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Historic Sites
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 6 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Food Tours and Burj Khalifa. Step out of Dubai with an excursion to Sharjah Heritage Museum in Sharjah--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, take in the waterfront at Dubai Creek, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and get engrossed in the history at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort.

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Traveling by car from Al Ain to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Muscat.
Parks · Tours · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trip
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Muscat, Oman — 4 nights

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Bring the kids along to The National Museum of Oman and Centre for Omani Dress at Bait Al Zubair. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Corniche, examine the collection at Bait Al Zubair, enjoy the sand and surf at Qurum Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve.

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Traveling by flight from Dubai to Muscat takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in Muscat, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
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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.

Oman travel guide

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.