Best Day Trips from Dubai

Dubai’s mix of seashores and multicultural buzz will keep you entertained for a week, but actually serious city slickers require a break from time to time.

The UAE is so small, the majority of the major attractions and popular activities in the UAE are merely a short trip away, so there is sufficient day-tripping potential when you wish to discover farther than Dubai.

Everyone should take the time to add a desert excursion into their trip to go through the landscape of rippling, orange dunes.

For visitors who would like to dig into culture and history, the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Sharjah are two of the greatest places to go to in the country and must be high on the day tripping hit list. Here are a few best options.

Go hiking in Hatta

Do not miss going to Hatta when you are in Dubai. If you’d rather go on an organized day trip to Hatta, then think about this Hatta Safari tour, that picks you up from Dubai (or another emirate) and not just takes you to Hatta, but additionally to other close by heritage and archaeological sites of interest, providing you a picnic breakfast in high altitude. For a true highlight of your Hatta day trip, check out Hatta Kayak to lease a kayak, water bike, or pedal boat and relish the relaxed aqua blue waters of Hatta Dam flanked by durable sandstone peaks. This activity is a personal favorite and I go as frequently as I can if the climate is good.


The emirates of Sharjah features a character that is especially not the same as what I prefer to consider as the ‘busy-ness’ of Dubai. Sharjah is highly classical and the highlights here are social sights and attractions- think markets and mosques with stunning Islamic architecture, sand-colored heritage buildings in the heritage district of Heart of Sharjah, that provide glimpses of life several years ago, and lots of many museums.

Abu Dhabi

The UAE capital, Abu Dhabi is recognized for its conventional Emirati experience that will certainly attract you. While the Capital gates are actually the world’s furthest leaning manmade tower, the Ferrari world holds the title for the greatest space frame structure.

Plan out trip to Abu Dhabi’s attractions like Kidzania which is an award-winning complex for kid’s edutainment, Mangrove National Park that sprawls over a large area creating an awesome biodiversity, and Observation Deck at 300 that is noted for offering spectacular sights of the Corniche, Arabian Gulf, and towing cityscape.