6 days in United Arab Emirates & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 1 night

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at Dubai Gold Souk, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then get engrossed in the history at Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort, and finally browse the different shops at Souk Madinat Jumeirah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Bastakia Quarter, then browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall, and then take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa.

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If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Dubai are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Al Ain.
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates — 1 night

The garden city

A trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert, offers a scenic break from the hum of Abu Dhabi.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Qasr al Muwaiji, see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, contemplate the long history of Al Jahili Fort, stroll around Al Ain Oasis, then examine the collection at Al Ain National Museum, and finally soak in style at Amber Spa and Beauty Lounge.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Al Ain travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dubai to Al Ain takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Abu Dhabi.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — 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 8th (Thu): make a trip to The Corniche, then steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Baku.
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Baku, Azerbaijan — 2 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, then examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, and then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baku trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Abu Dhabi to Baku by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, things will get much colder in Baku: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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United Arab Emirates travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.
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