5 days in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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Dubai
— 3 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 1 night
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Dubai — 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Attractions like Food Tours and The Dubai Mall make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Burj Khalifa, appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter, get engrossed in the history at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, and buy something for everyone on your list at Souk Madinat Jumeirah.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dubai driving holiday planning site.

New Delhi, India to Dubai is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Dubai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.
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Abu Dhabi — 1 night

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and then get in on the family fun at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Qasr Al Hosn and then go for a walk through The Corniche.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Abu Dhabi route planner.

Getting from Dubai to Abu Dhabi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of subway and bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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