15 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

15 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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15 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Drive:  1 h 30 min
1
Dubai
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Abu Dhabi
— 7 nights
End: Abu Dhabi

7
nights
Dubai

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Visit Marina Beach and Jumeirah Public Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Safaris and Dubai Creek will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Al Noor Mosque (in Sharjah) and Al Badiyah Mosque (in Al Badiyah). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, get engrossed in the history at Al Fahidi Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jumeirah Mosque, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dubai trip itinerary site .

Abu Dhabi to Dubai is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. December in Dubai sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Al Noor Mosque, Al Badiyah Mosque
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Safaris
Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara ©
Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi ©
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Head to Al Wahda Mall and Marina Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Bur Dubai Grand Mosque and Heritage Village. Explore Abu Dhabi's surroundings by going to Al Ain (Al Jahili Fort, Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, & more). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Eastern Mangrove Lagoon National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Saadiyat Public Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take a stroll through Masdar City, and browse the different shops at The Galleria Al Maryah Island.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Abu Dhabi travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Abu Dhabi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Al Ain
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Saadiyat Public Beach ©
Saadiyat Public Beach
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Mangrove National Park ©
Mangrove National Park

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