9 days in Emirate of Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

9 days in Emirate of Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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9 days in Emirate of Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  21 h
1
Dubai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Abu Dhabi
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: London

3
nights
Dubai

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Jumeirah Public Beach and Umm Suqeim Beach. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Thu) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jumeirah Mosque, and take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dubai online route planner .

London, UK to Dubai is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Dubai is 4 hours. In December, Dubai is warmer than London - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
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Safaris
Jumeirah Mosque ©
Jumeirah Mosque
Jumeirah Public Beach ©
Jumeirah Public Beach

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at Louvre Abu Dhabi and Folklore Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bur Dubai Grand Mosque and Heritage Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Abu Dhabi: Al Ain (Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, Al Jahili Fort, & more). And it doesn't end there: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, find something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, don't miss a visit to Jahili Moschee, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Abu Dhabi trip planner .

You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Wildlife Tours Museums

Side Trip

Al Ain
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Safaris
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

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