8 days in Sharjah, Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

8 days in Sharjah, Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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8 days in Sharjah, Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Drive:  4​h
1
Sharjah
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Dubai
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Abu Dhabi
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
Sharjah

Sharjah ©
Located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah was named the Middle East's top cultural city by UNESCO in 1998.
On the 23rd (Mon), see the interesting displays at Sharjah Museums and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wasit Wetland Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sharjah road trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Sharjah is an approximately 72-hour car ride. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mumbai to Sharjah due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Sharjah to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Sharjah

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Wasit Wetland Centre ©
Wasit Wetland Centre
Sharjah Museums ©
Sharjah Museums

4
nights
Dubai

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Al Fahidi Fort and Gallery One. You'll get in some beach time at Jumeirah Public Beach and Umm Suqeim Beach. Spend the 24th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, have some family-friendly fun at Hysteria Haunted Attraction, gain interesting insight with Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, and look for gifts at Passion Jewellers.

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

Dubai is just a short distance from Sharjah. In December, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Safaris
Al Fahidi Fort ©
Al Fahidi Fort
Jumeirah Public Beach ©
Jumeirah Public Beach

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bur Dubai Grand Mosque and Heritage Village. Get a sense of the local culture at Qasr Al Hosn and Zayed Heritage Center. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, snap pictures at Sheikh Zayed Bridge, take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, and appreciate the history behind The Founder's Memorial.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Abu Dhabi day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Abu Dhabi can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village
Qasr Al Hosn ©
Qasr Al Hosn

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