18 days in United Arab Emirates & Oman Itinerary

18 days in United Arab Emirates & Oman Itinerary

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1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
2
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
3
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
4
Nizwa, Oman
— 1 night
5
Muscat, Oman
— 5 nights

5
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Spend the 10th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 8th (Thu) at Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take a stroll through Flying Cup, and explore the activities along Dubai Creek.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubai trip planner.

Newark, USA to Dubai is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Newark to Dubai, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Dubai reach 80°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark ©
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

3
nights
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, head outdoors with Zayed Sports City, take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, and take an in-depth tour of Louvre Abu Dhabi.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi trip planner.

Drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Al Ain.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

2
nights
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Al Ain National Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Al Ain Oasis, then examine the collection at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, then steep yourself in history at Al Jahili Fort, and finally stroll around Jahil Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): stroll around Green Mubazzarah, then get to know the resident critters at Al Ain Zoo, and then relax in the rural setting at Camel Souk.

Plan trip to Al Ain with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nizwa.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Al Ain Oasis ©
Al Ain Oasis
Al Jahili Fort ©
Al Jahili Fort
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum ©
Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum

1
night
Nizwa, Oman

Nizwa ©
Once the capital of the sultanate, Nizwa stands as one of the longest-established urban areas in the country, and has retained its traditional core.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Nizwa Souk, then explore the ancient world of Bahla Fort, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Nizwa Fort.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nizwa trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Al Ain to Nizwa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Nizwa are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Muscat.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort
Nizwa Souk ©
Nizwa Souk

5
nights
Muscat, Oman

Muscat ©
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Change things up with a short trip to Nakhal Fort in Nakhl (about 1h 15 min away). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Corniche, play a few rounds at M&N Tours, have fun and explore at The National Museum of Oman, and get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Muscat online travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nizwa to Muscat. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nizwa in December: high temperatures in Muscat hover around 79°F and lows are around 65°F. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Muscat

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Muscat Governorate, Nakhal Fort
Highlights from your plan
Nakhal Fort ©
Nakhal Fort
Corniche ©
Corniche
Al Alam Palace ©
Al Alam Palace

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