9 days in Abu Dhabi & Dubai Itinerary

9 days in Abu Dhabi & Dubai Itinerary

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9 days in Abu Dhabi & Dubai Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Abu Dhabi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dubai
— 7 nights
flight:  8​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Heritage Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bur Dubai Grand Mosque, and then find something for the whole family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Abu Dhabi driving holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Abu Dhabi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in January: highs in Abu Dhabi hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dubai.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Bur Dubai Grand Mosque ©
Bur Dubai Grand Mosque
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi ©
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Heritage Village ©
Heritage Village

7
nights
Dubai

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
You've added Motiongate Dubai, Xclusive Yachts Tours, The Lost Chambers Aquarium, and other attractions to your itinerary. Attractions like Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark and Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Sharjah Aquarium (in Sharjah) and Oasenstadt Al Ain (in Al Ain). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, kick back and relax at Jumeirah Public Beach, find something for the whole family at Global Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Dubai Miracle Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dubai trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Abu Dhabi to Dubai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dubai can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sharjah Aquarium, Oasenstadt Al Ain
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 29:
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Burj Khalifa ©
Burj Khalifa
Ski Dubai ©
Ski Dubai
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark ©
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

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