6 days in Western Asia Itinerary

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
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Sohar, Oman
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Muscat, Oman
— 2 nights
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
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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 15th (Thu), get to know the resident critters at Al Ain Zoo, relax in the rural setting at Camel Souk, and then see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Al Ain trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Al Ain is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sohar.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Sohar, Oman

Sohar is the capital and largest city of the Al Batinah North Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sohar holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Sohar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Muscat.
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Shopping · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
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Muscat, Oman — 2 nights

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Qurum Beach, make a trip to Corniche, then see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mutrah Souq.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Muscat trip maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sohar to Muscat. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Al Ain.
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates — 1 night

The garden city

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Al Jahili Fort, then walk around Al Ain Oasis, and then see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Al Ain route builder website.

Traveling by bus from Muscat to Al Ain takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Abu Dhabi.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 1 night

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 19th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Qasr Al Hosn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, and finally make a trip to The Corniche.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi trip planner.

You can drive from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.
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