21 days in United Arab Emirates & Oman Itinerary

21 days in United Arab Emirates & Oman Itinerary

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21 days in United Arab Emirates & Oman Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Train + Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Khasab, Oman
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
3
Muscat, Oman
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Nizwa, Oman
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  18 h
End: Philadelphia, United States

5
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Dubai is known for shopping, theme parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jumeirah Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, and take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dubai online trip planner .

Philadelphia, USA to Dubai is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Dubai is 9 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Philadelphia in February: high temperatures in Dubai hover around 78°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Khasab.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Parks Shopping
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Safaris

2
nights
Khasab, Oman

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Khasab Fort and then explore the activities along Khawr Najd. On the next day, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour and then explore the historical opulence of Festung Cacapo.

To find maps, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read Khasab attractions app .

You can drive from Dubai to Khasab in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and car. In February, daily temperatures in Khasab can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Muscat.

Things to do in Khasab

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Khawr Najd ©
Khawr Najd
Khasab Fort ©
Khasab Fort

4
nights
Muscat, Oman

The capital and largest city of Oman, the coastal city of Muscat boasts numerous historical sites and pristine modern developments.
Get out of town with these interesting Muscat side-trips: Nakhal Fort (in Nakhl) and Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve (in Seeb). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pebble Beach, get a sense of history and politics at Al Alam Palace, and make a trip to Corniche.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Muscat trip planner.

You can fly from Khasab to Muscat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and bus. February in Muscat sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Nizwa.

Things to do in Muscat

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Muscat Governorate, Nakhal Fort, Daymaniyat Islands Nature Reserve
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Walking tours
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque ©
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque
Al Alam Palace ©
Al Alam Palace

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 15th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Bahla Fort, steep yourself in history at Falaj Daris Park, then steep yourself in history at Nizwa Fort, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Nizwa Souk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nizwa trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Muscat to Nizwa with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Muscat in February: highs in Nizwa hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Al Ain.

Things to do in Nizwa

Historic Sites Shopping
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 Nizwa Fort ©
Nizwa Fort
Bahla Fort ©
Bahla Fort
Nizwa Souk ©
Nizwa Souk

3
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.
Al Ain is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Oasenstadt Al Ain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Hafeet, examine the collection at Al Ain National Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Al Foah Mall.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Al Ain day trip app .

Traveling by car from Nizwa to Al Ain takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Abu Dhabi.

Things to do in Al Ain

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

4
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 shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bur Dubai Grand Mosque, explore the world behind art at Louvre Abu Dhabi, appreciate the history behind The Founder's Memorial, and go for a walk through The Corniche.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Abu Dhabi vacation tool .

Getting from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in February, and nighttime lows around 62°F. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

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