20 days in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi & Dubai Itinerary

20 days in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi & Dubai Itinerary

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Sharjah
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi
— 2 nights
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Dubai
— 15 nights
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Sharjah — 2 nights

Located along the northern coast of the Persian Gulf, Sharjah was named the Middle East's top cultural city by UNESCO in 1998.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Sharjah Museums, examine the collection at Sharjah Calligraphy Museum, see the interesting displays at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sharjah Aquarium, and finally stop by Persian Carpets Kingdom LLC. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Al Montazah Parks.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sharjah trip planner.

Dubai to Sharjah is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Dubai in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sharjah, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Abu Dhabi.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Abu Dhabi — 2 nights

Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): bet on your favorite at Yas Marina Circuit and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, steep yourself in history at Heritage Village, then buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, and finally appreciate the history behind The Founder's Memorial.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Abu Dhabi day trip site.

Getting from Sharjah to Abu Dhabi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Abu Dhabi, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dubai.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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Dubai — 15 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: Al Ain (Al Ain Oasis, Al Jahili Fort, &more). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Tue) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Spend the 16th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dubai trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or fly. October in Dubai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 32°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubai.
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Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Dubai

City of Gold

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dubai trip itinerary planner.

You will leave for home on the 25th (Tue).
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Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Nightlife
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