31 days in United Arab Emirates, Oman & Qatar Itinerary

31 days in United Arab Emirates, Oman & Qatar Itinerary

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
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Khasab, Oman
— 1 night
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Muscat, Oman
— 3 nights
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Sur, Oman
— 1 night
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Al Hamra, Oman
— 2 nights
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Salalah, Oman
— 2 nights
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 5 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Etihad Towers and Observation Deck at 300. Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, go for a walk through The Corniche, make a trip to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, and contemplate the long history of Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi day trip planning tool.

Armidale, Australia to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. November in Abu Dhabi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

— 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Wed), relax in the rural setting at Camel Souk, walk around Green Mubazzarah, then take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Hafeet, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Radiance Beauty Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Qasr al Muwaiji, meet the residents at Al Ain Zoo, stroll around Al Ain Oasis, then see the interesting displays at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, then contemplate the long history of Al Jahili Fort, and finally examine the collection at Al Ain National Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Al Ain online travel route planner.

You can drive from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Dubai.

Things to do in Al Ain

Parks · Nature · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 7 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skydiving and Al Mamzar Beach Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at KITE BEACH.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubai trip maker site.

Drive from Al Ain to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Dubai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Khasab.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Khasab, Oman

— 1 night
A lively provincial capital, Khasab has been termed the "Norway of Arabia," because of its dramatic coastline, where dramatic inlets resemble the fjords of Scandinavia.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Khawr Najd, cast your line with Musandam Sea Adventure Travel and Tourism, and then don't miss a visit to Khasab Fort.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Khasab day trip planning site.

Drive from Dubai to Khasab in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. In November in Khasab, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Muscat.

Things to do in Khasab

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Muscat, Oman

— 3 nights
The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shark Diving and Wadi Bani Khalid. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Oman, explore and take pictures at Bimmah Sinkhole, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mutrah Souq, and examine the collection at Amouage.

To find more things to do and tourist information, read Muscat trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Khasab to Muscat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. In November in Muscat, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sur.

Things to do in Muscat

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Sur, Oman

— 1 night
Sur is a capital city of Ash Sharqiyah Region, northeastern Oman, on the coast of the Gulf of Oman. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Sur Maritime Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Bilad Sur Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Wadi Shab, and finally explore the ancient world of Bibi Maryam Mausoleum.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sur online road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Muscat to Sur takes 3.5 hours. November in Sur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Al Hamra.

Things to do in Sur

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Al Hamra, Oman

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Bahla Fort, explore the historical opulence of Jibreen Castle, steep yourself in history at Falaj Daris Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Nizwa Fort, and finally hunt for treasures at Nizwa Souk. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Shams, take in breathtaking views at Wadi Ghul - Oman's Grand Canyon, then take in breathtaking views at Wadi Nakhr Canyon, and finally contemplate the long history of Misfat al Abreyeen.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Al Hamra trip planner.

You can drive from Sur to Al Hamra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Sur in November; daily highs in Al Hamra reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salalah.

Things to do in Al Hamra

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Salalah, Oman

— 2 nights
The Sultanate's second city, Salalah has become known as a southerly counterpoint to the capital in the north.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): kick back and relax at Al Fizayah Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Al Mughsail Beach, then explore the fascinating underground world of Marneef Cave, and finally explore the ancient world of The Frankincense Trail. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Qaboos Mosque, then delve into the distant past at Sumhuram Old City, then head outdoors with Wadi Darbat, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Frankincense Land.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Salalah visit planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Al Hamra to Salalah takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Al Hamra in November, with highs in Salalah at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Doha.

Things to do in Salalah

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Doha, Qatar

— 6 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of Illusions and Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum. Go for a jaunt from Doha to Mesaieed to see Sealine Beach about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: let the kids burn off some steam at MIA Park, walk around Aspire Park, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Qatar, and don't miss a visit to The Pearl-Qatar.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Doha itinerary app.

Getting from Salalah to Doha by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salalah to Doha. Traveling from Salalah in November, Doha is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

United Arab Emirates travel guide

4.3
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.

Oman travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Flea Markets
Underdeveloped and largely ignored by foreign visitors until the 1970s, Oman now represents one of the region's top vacation destinations, attracting tourists with its pretty beaches, impressive dunes, and friendly mountain villages. A tour of Oman allows travelers to discover a traditional Middle Eastern way of life, authentic cuisine, and thriving urban centers where centuries-old heritage meets every modern amenity under the sun. In a country of well-maintained roads, many visitors choose to drive from one city to the next, where a typical Oman itinerary will include World Heritage Sites, historic forts, modern beaches, and an eclectic dining scene.

Qatar travel guide

4.1
Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums · Landmarks
Sitting on a peninsula that juts out into the Persian Gulf, little Qatar covers a small amount of territory but contains big reserves of natural gas and oil, boosting the per capita income to levels greater than in many highly industrialized Western countries. Ideal for travelers interested in taking a trip back in time, a vacation in Qatar also allows explorers to discover modern cities boasting outstanding museums, a lively arts scene, and an eclectic culinary heritage. In a country that embraces the future without forgetting its past, it's still possible to spend time learning about the centuries-old art of falconry or ride off into the sunset on the back of a docile camel.