17 days in Emirate of Abu Dhabi Itinerary

17 days in Emirate of Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly + Bus:  11 h 30 min
Abu Dhabi
— 11 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
Al Ain
— 3 nights
Bus + Train + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Abu Dhabi is known for historic sites, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, make a splash at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, bet on your favorite at Yas Marina Circuit, and buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Abu Dhabi journey tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Abu Dhabi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In March, Abu Dhabi is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ruwais.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


Ruwais ©
For Al Ruwais in Qatar, see Ar Ru'ays.Al Ruwais ( الرويس "the small head") is a town located some 240 kilometers west of Abu Dhabi city in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Ruwais Mall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ruwais day trip planner.

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Ruwais in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Al Ain.

Things to do in Ruwais

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Ruwais Mall ©
Ruwais Mall

Al Ain

Al Ain ©
A trip to Al Ain, a refreshing oasis of green amid the harsh desert, offers a scenic break from the hum of Abu Dhabi.
Al Ain is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Al Jahili Fort, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Al Ain Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Foah Mall, and walk around Al Ain Oasis.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Al Ain vacation builder app.

Getting from Ruwais to Al Ain by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks Nature Museums
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Al Ain Oasis ©
Al Ain Oasis
Al Jahili Fort ©
Al Jahili Fort
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum ©
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum