31 days in Oman & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

31 days in Oman & United Arab Emirates Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Muscat, Oman
— 5 nights
2
Sur, Oman
— 1 night
3
Nizwa, Oman
— 2 nights
4
Salalah, Oman
— 3 nights
5
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
6
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 8 nights
7
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
— 1 night
8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 6 nights

5
nights
Muscat, Oman

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Wadi Bani Khalid. The National Museum of Oman and Al Alam Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, buy something for everyone on your list at Muscat City Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ghubra Lake Park, and don't miss a visit to Corniche.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Muscat travel itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Muscat is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Gulf Standard Time (GST) is 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Copenhagen in July; daily highs in Muscat reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Sur.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Muscat Governorate
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bait Al Zubair ©
Bait Al Zubair
Wadi Bani Khalid ©
Wadi Bani Khalid

1
night
Sur, Oman

Sur ©
Sur is a capital city of Ash Sharqiyah Region, northeastern Oman, on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Bilad Sur Castle, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Shab, and then examine the collection at Sur Maritime Museum.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Sur journey maker.

Traveling by bus from Muscat to Sur takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nizwa.

Things to do in Sur

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Shab ©
Wadi Shab
Sur Maritime Museum ©
Sur Maritime Museum
Bilad Sur Castle ©
Bilad Sur Castle

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Jibreen Castle, explore the ancient world of Bahla Fort, and then steep yourself in history at Nizwa Fort. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Akhdar and then contemplate the long history of Misfat al Abreyeen.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nizwa trip planning site.

You can drive from Sur to Nizwa in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sur in July; daily highs in Nizwa reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salalah.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Misfat al Abreyeen, Jibreen Castle
Highlights from your plan
 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort
Jibreen Castle ©
Jibreen Castle

3
nights
Salalah, Oman

Salalah ©
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Al Mughsail Beach and Wadi Darbat. Get some cultural insight at Museum of the Frankincense Land and Sumhuram Old City. There's lots more to do: laugh and play at Hawana Aqua Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Mosque, explore the fascinating underground world of Marneef Cave, and take in the dramatic natural features at Teeq Cave and Tawi Ateer Sinkhole.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salalah trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Nizwa to Salalah takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Nizwa in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Salalah: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Al Ain.

Things to do in Salalah

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Al Mughsail Beach ©
Al Mughsail Beach
Sultan Qaboos Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Mosque
Museum of the Frankincense Land ©
Museum of the Frankincense Land

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jebel Hafeet and Al Ain Zoo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Qasr al Muwaiji and Al Ain Raceway. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Jahili Moschee, explore the historical opulence of Al Jahili Fort, see the interesting displays at Al Ain Classic Car Museum, and steep yourself in history at Al Murabba Fort.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Al Ain tour planner.

You can fly from Salalah to Al Ain in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Jebel Hafeet ©
Jebel Hafeet
Al Ain Zoo ©
Al Ain Zoo
Qasr al Muwaiji ©
Qasr al Muwaiji

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital and Miraj Islamic Art Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Saadiyat Public Beach. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, browse the different shops at Yas Mall, and kick back and relax at Corniche Beach.

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

Getting from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Ras Al Khaimah.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Corniche Beach ©
Corniche Beach
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

Ras Al Khaimah ©
Nicknamed "the Rising Emirate," Ras Al Khaimah may be an unfamiliar name to many tourists, but has been tipped as the next Dubai thanks to its steady development (along with the rest of the U.A.E.) of luxury resorts, retail districts, and shopping malls.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Rak Zoo and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal Bil Ays.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ras Al Khaimah, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Ras Al Khaimah sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Ras Al Khaimah

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Jabal Bil Ays ©
Jabal Bil Ays
Rak Zoo ©
Rak Zoo

6
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara and Jumeirah Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Al Mamzar Beach Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kite Beach by Meraas, make a trip to La Mer by Meraas, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dubai trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ras Al Khaimah to Dubai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ras Al Khaimah in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °C in Dubai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve ©
Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
La Mer by Meraas ©
La Mer by Meraas

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