Dubai & Abu Dhabi - Day Trips from Dubai & Abu Dhabi (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Day Trips from Dubai & Abu Dhabi chapter from Lonely Planet’s Dubai & Abu Dhabi guidebook.

Want to escape the city? This chapter includes the very best excursions from Dubai and Abu Dhabi and they can all be completed in a day. Must-sees include Sharjah and Al Ain.

  • Dubai’s northern neighbour, the emirate of Sharjah, is almost joined at the hip to Dubai’s suburbs. Once there, however, particularly around the restored central Heritage and Arts Area, this cultured and heritage-oriented emirate feels like a world apart
  • the famous Al Ain oasis, with wonderful forts, museums and even ancient Bronze Age burial sites, offers a rural retreat after the frantic pace of Dubai
  • sleepy fishing villages, rugged mountains, desert dunes, museums and the oldest mosque in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) bring the rest of the Arabian Peninsula within a day trip of the Gulf cities

Coverage includes: Sharjah, Al Ain, and the UAE East Coast.

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