11 days in Western Asia Itinerary

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Manama, Bahrain
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Muscat, Oman
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Doha, Qatar
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Amman, Jordan
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Manama, Bahrain — 1 day

Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Beit Al Qur'an, explore the ancient world of Qal'at al-Bahrain, and then take an in-depth tour of Bahrain National Museum.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manama itinerary planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Manama is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in January: high temperatures in Manama hover around 24°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Dubai.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Heritage Village, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, take an in-depth tour of Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter.

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You can fly from Manama to Dubai in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manama to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manama in January: highs in Dubai hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to fly to Muscat.
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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 25th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the engaging exhibits at The National Museum of Oman, then get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Palace, and then see the interesting displays at Bait Al Zubair.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Muscat trip tool.

Getting from Dubai to Muscat by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Muscat can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Doha.
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Doha, Qatar — 2 nights

Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to The Corniche, don't miss a visit to The Pearl Island, then examine the collection at Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, and finally walk around Aspire Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Souq Waqif, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, and then stroll around MIA Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Doha sightseeing tool.

Traveling by flight from Muscat to Doha takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Doha is minus 1 hour. In January, Doha is a bit cooler than Muscat - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kuwait City.
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Kuwait City, Kuwait — 1 night

Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
On the 29th (Sun), head off the coast to Green Island, admire the majestic nature at Al Shaheed Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Kuwait Towers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuwait City vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Doha to Kuwait City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Doha in January, with highs in Kuwait City at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Amman.
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Amman, Jordan — 1 night

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the galleries of Amman Panorama Art Gallery, steep yourself in history at The Citadel, then look for gifts at Rasas Jewelry & Design, and finally see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amman tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuwait City to Amman takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kuwait City to Amman, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in January, things will get little chillier in Amman: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Bahrain travel guide

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Water Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
Popular with tourists for its blend of ancient heritage and modern Arabian culture, the compact island country of Bahrain sits near the Persian Gulf's western shores and boasts a lively economy largely based on petroleum refining and international banking. Claiming to be the actual location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the country enjoys a tropical climate and offers a string of luxury beachfront resorts, appealing to some of the world's wealthiest vacationers. Budget travelers on holiday in Bahrain concentrate on the thriving food and arts scenes of capital Manama, known for having one of the world's largest mosques. From there, you'll have easy access to plenty of other popular activities, such as scuba diving, horse racing, pearl diving, and bird-watching.
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Oman travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Flea Markets
Underdeveloped and largely ignored by foreign visitors until the 1970s, Oman now represents one of the region's top vacation destinations, attracting tourists with its pretty beaches, impressive dunes, and friendly mountain villages. A tour of Oman allows travelers to discover a traditional Middle Eastern way of life, authentic cuisine, and thriving urban centers where centuries-old heritage meets every modern amenity under the sun. In a country of well-maintained roads, many visitors choose to drive from one city to the next, where a typical Oman itinerary will include World Heritage Sites, historic forts, modern beaches, and an eclectic dining scene.
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Qatar travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Nightlife · Art Museums
Sitting on a peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, little Qatar covers a small amount of territory but contains big reserves of natural gas and oil, boosting the per capita income to levels greater than in many highly industrialized Western countries. Ideal for travelers interested in taking a trip back in time, a vacation in Qatar also allows explorers to discover modern cities boasting outstanding museums, a lively arts scene, and an eclectic culinary heritage. In a country that embraces the future without forgetting its past, it's still possible to spend time learning about the centuries-old art of falconry or ride off into the sunset on the back of a docile camel.
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Kuwait travel guide

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Shopping Malls · Architectural Buildings · Shopping
Small in terms of land area but hugely rich in oil reserves, Kuwait sits in the middle of a region disputed by many would-be conquerors, each of whom has left an indelible mark over the ages. Expatriates make up nearly two thirds of Kuwait's population, drawn here by the thriving economy based almost entirely on petroleum exports. For casual travelers, a holiday in Kuwait means a chance to explore outstanding museums, sun-kissed beaches, and a lively restaurant scene serving authentic Arab cuisine. Less popular than some of the other oil-rich Gulf countries, Kuwait remains relatively unspoiled by mass tourism, though it boasts more than a fair share of extravagant shopping malls, picturesque marinas, and modern waterfront resorts.
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Jordan travel guide

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For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.
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