How to Spend 4 Days in UAE
The UAE in the Middle East has transformed from being a small fishing village to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Planning a trip to UAE for four days can be a daunting task. With careful planning, you can explore the must-see attractions and immerse yourself in unique experiences.
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Let us begin by visiting Dubai, the second-largest Emirati in the UAE. It is one of the best places to visit in the UAE. You can take a city sightseeing tour to explore iconic landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Palm Jumeirah. You can see the spectacular Zabeel Palace (the ruling family’s residence), the Dubai Frame (architectural wonder shaped like a picture frame), or the Museum of The Future (museum themed on modern technology).
In the afternoon, visit the Dubai Mall to see the marine life at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Dubai provides the perfect amusement at the Wild Wadi Water Park, Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and many more. Visit the Dubai desert safari for an authentic Bedouin experience.
Take a Dhow dinner cruise in the Dubai Marina or explore the Bluewaters Island. The Bluwaters Island houses the Ain Dubai (Ferris wheel) and the madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum. The malls like Mall of Emirates, The Dubai mall, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Festival City Mall, etc., are fantastic places to go shopping. You can also visit the traditional souqs of Dubai to shop for perfumes (essential oils, ouds, Incense sticks), fabrics (silk, cotton), spices (saffron, candied nuts, herbs, dates, dried fruits), and gold (with diamond and pearl encrusted). While Dubai has plenty of attractions to enjoy spending only one day will not be enough. Your visit to the UAE should not be limited to just one city.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is a luxurious metropolitan city with a rich cultural heritage. Abu Dhabi Tours from Dubai are quite popular. The places to visit here are Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (one of the most beautiful and picturesque mosques in the world), Heritage Village, Ferrari World (indoor amusement park themed after the famous car brand), Liwa Oasis, Yas Waterworld, Yas Island Marina Circuit (Formula1 racing track), Abu Dhabi Corniche, etc.
A visit to Ferrari World is a dream come true for many. People of all ages enjoy seeing different models of their favourite car brands and taking the immersive rides. This theme park houses the world’s highest ride, the Flying Ace and the world’s fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa. Visit The Emirates Palace Hotel, which is an awe-inspiring symbol of Arabian hospitality. This luxurious accommodation provides guests with rooms and suites furnished with high levels of comfort. The dining venues serve a variety of cuisines created by world-renowned chefs. The Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi transports you to a whole new world of action and adventure. Art lovers will enjoy a visit to the Louvre Museum, located on Saadiyat Island. Abu Dhabi is a perfect destination for families.
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The next day, take a road trip to Sharjah, the cultural capital of the United Arab Emirates. It lies on the Northern side of Dubai, with well-restored homes and museums devoted to Emirati customs. Visit the Sharjah Fort, a 19th-century royal residence. Another popular attraction here is the Sharjah Natural History Museum, where visitors can educate themselves about the flora and fauna of the Arabian Desert.
In the afternoon, you can visit the Blue Souk, a market area with impressive architecture and traditional shops. Admire the architecture of the Al Noor Mosque, a beautiful Turkish Ottoman-style mosque overlooking the Khaled Lagoon. Ride the Emirates Wheel, located in Al Qasba, for unobstructed views. Uncover History at Mleiha Archeological Centre, displaying artefacts from the centuries-old era. Visit Al Mamzar Beach, home to five beaches, three pools, and a palm-lined shoreline. It is a magnificent natural jewel where visitors and residents can relax and enjoy various beach activities. Meet the Exotic Marine Life at Sharjah Aquarium, which houses over 100 different types of aquatic life.
Take a road trip to Fujairah, the only Emirate on the East Coast of UAE. it is an hour-and-a-half-hour drive from Dubai. Fujairah is also the only Emirate located along the Arabian Gulf and is separated from the rest of the emirates by the rugged Hajar Mountain Range. It is a picturesque seaside town that attracts tourists due to its cultural attractions, pristine beaches, water sports, shimmering coastline, and dramatic landscape.
Places to visit in Fujairah are Snoopy Island (a rock shaped that resembles the cartoon character Snoopy lying on its back), Fujairah Fort (the oldest fort in UAE), Ain Al Madhab Hot Spring (mineral spa), Al Bidyah Mosque (the oldest Mosque in UAE), and Kalba Corniche Park (ideal picnic and barbeque spot).
Snoopy Island is surrounded by beautiful reefs filled with marine life like sharks and turtles. Sea lovers can explore the exotic marine life by scuba diving or snorkelling in the crystal clear Gulf waters. The Al Ain Madhab Garden houses warm pools, freshwater springs, and an amphitheatre. The water from the springs is well known for its sulphuric water.
A four-day trip to the UAE will not seem enough. With a country home to so many attractions and ample things to experience, you will want to keep visiting this splendid country again.
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