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7 Best Day Trips from Dubai

Here's the list of 7 best day trips from Dubai

Day Trips from Dubai

We know Dubai for its buildings (which are more like architectural marvels), rich lifestyle, and urban attractions. While there are too many attractions present in the city itself, there are many day-trip options you can choose to explore, while your stay in Dubai. We have listed 7 exciting day trips from Dubai, that you must definitely check out.


Sharjah is the art and cultural capital of UAE and it tells its heritage stories through its landscapes and museums. You will find people strictly following the cultural norms and practices in this city. From Dubai, you can drive down to this city or if you want to enjoy the ride, you can take a ferry to Sharjah. While you are here, do not miss out on checking the desert of Mleiha; you will find a lot of archeological sites at this place. It is a standing witness to previous human civilizations.

Day Trips from Dubai
  • Distance From Dubai: 27 Km
  • Travel Time: 30 minutes approx.
  • Best Time to Visit: October- April

Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is one of the most scenic destinations in UAE and is built along a 27 km coastline; along this coastline, you will come across a lot of beautiful lagoons, and sandy beaches (one reason why this is a perfect destination for a short vacation). You can enjoy camping and biking at Ras Al Khaimah or zipline at UAE’s tallest peak (Jebel Jais). You can also check out the old Arabian ruins at Al Dhayah Fort. In short, this is a perfect place to bask in the raw beauty of nature.

  • Distance From Dubai: 119.5 Km
  • Travel Time: 80 minutes approx.
  • Best Time to Visit: October- Mid April

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is the capital city, a luxurious metropolis where modernization mixes beautifully with traditional values. There are a lot of urban attractions that are a must-visit on your day trip to Abu Dhabi; you can visit Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque (it has spectacular domes made of white marble), Qasr Al Watan Presidential Palace, and Louvre Abu Dhabi. You can also check out the Ferrari World, where you can get the thrilling experience of riding on the fastest rollercoasters in the world. To reach Abu Dhabi, you can take a day-trip package at a discount from any online travel portals like makemytrip, klook, agoda ect & can hire a taxi, or can also take a direct bus to the destination.

  • Distance From Dubai: 139.4 Km
  • Travel Time: 90 minutes approx.
  • Best Time to Visit: Late October- April


Hatta is an island enclave belonging to Dubai, at the foothills of the Hajar Mountains. This is the perfect spot to take a day’s break from the heat of Dubai and hustle-bustle of the modern life. You can indulge yourself in a lot of outdoor activities like walking, biking on trails, etc. If you are visiting the place in winter, you can also explore Hatta Wadi Hub where you can enjoy sports like archery, ax throwing, rope course, etc. The highlight of this trip, however, has to be kayaking; you can rent a kayak and the required gear, and float freely inside the Hatta Dam. Kayaking comes with a beautiful backdrop view of the Arabian Peninsula mountain ranges.

7 Best Day Trips from Dubai
  • Distance From Dubai: 134 Km
  • Travel Time: 90 minutes approx.
  • Best Time to Visit: September- March

Al Ain, UAE

Al Ain means “The Spring” in Arabic and the city is rightly named; it is a small cozy town that is rich with greenery and gardens. In fact, it is spectacular to be in the presence of such greenery, amidst the huge surrounding desert! This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and represents the true culture of the UAE (there is a lot of history to this place). You can check out various museums and forts, and get closer to the culture of UAE. While you are here, you should definitely visit Jebel Hafeet Mountain Peak and check out the mesmerizing view of the plain from its height.

  • Distance From Dubai: 148.1 Km
  • Travel Time: 100 minutes approx.
  • Best Time to Visit: October- April


This is the business center of the UAE and is home to natural landscapes, mountain ranges, and beaches. This beach town has a magical coastline and is a perfect destination to indulge in water activities like scuba diving and snorkeling (there are many other activities in Fujairah that you can indulge in!) The weather of Fujairah is comparatively colder (because of the presence of mountains in the backdrop) and acts as a perfect getaway from Dubai in the summer season. Some of the spots that you can visit while you are in Fujairah are, Fujairah Fort and Fujairah Village, Snoopy Island, Al Bidyah Mosque, Bitnah Fort, Ain Al-Madhab Hot Spring, etc.

7 Best Day Trips from Dubai
  • Distance From Dubai: 121.3 Km
  • Travel Time: 80 minutes approx.
  • Best Time to Visit: September- December & January- March

Al Qudra Lakes

This is a desert oasis (not a natural one) and an easily reachable place for weekend getaways. You can spot a variety of wildlife during your trip to Al Qudra Lakes and stroll along the boundaries of the lake. The place is also home to some of the easy hiking trails as well. You can come with your folks, pitch a tent, and experience unique adventures.

  • Distance From Dubai: 55 Km
  • Travel Time: 45 minutes approx.
  • Best Time to Visit: September- October- April

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