9 days in Emirate of Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

9 days in Emirate of Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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Dubai
— 3 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 4 nights

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Dubai

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Visiting Safaris and Umm Suqeim Beach will get you outdoors. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Thu) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Jumeirah Public Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumeirah Mosque.

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London, UK to Dubai is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Dubai is 4 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Dubai to be warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Safaris
Jumeirah Mosque ©
Jumeirah Mosque
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Jumeirah Public Beach

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Al Jahili Fort. Head to Marina Mall and Folklore Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Al Ain (Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum & Qasr al Muwaiji). There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore the world behind art at Louvre Abu Dhabi, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Abu Dhabi are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Tours · Theme Parks · Outdoors

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Al Ain
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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Heritage Village

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