5 Days Dubai and Abu Dhabi Tour Itinerary
Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the two most beautiful cities of the United Arab Emirates which are filled with lots of tourist attractions, and indeed every travel and adventure lover will surely love to visit these two cities.
Here I am just sharing our personal experience and the adventure activities we enjoyed during our holidays in UAE with family so that those can get some ideas who are planning to visit UAE with their family and are not much familiar with UAE.
Before heading to Dubai UAE we booked a private Dubai city tour and Abu Dhabi city tour package including DXB airport pick and drop from one local tour operator firm online so that we don’t waste our time searching for some Dubai and Abu Dhabi tour best deals.
So, if you are new to Dubai UAE the best option is to book your Dubai & Abu Dhabi tour deal prior and prepare your choice itinerary.
Below are our 5 days Dubai and Abu Dhabi tour itinerary with highlights
Day 1: Visiting Few Tourist Attractions in Dubai from Airport
After arriving at Dubai airport terminal 3 around 7:00 am local time, we went through passport and baggage procedures, after passing all airport procedures we got to the tour bus which was waiting for us at the airport parking areas, and headed for breakfast at the nearest restaurant, located in Downtown Dubai.
After breakfast, we set off for a half-day Dubai city tour. The places we visited and had great fun in our Dubai tour are the world’s top seven-star hotel Burj Al Arab and visited famous Jumeirah Beach for photo shoots, Sheikh Palace, Dubai Creek (which divides Dubai into 2 regions), and the Dubai Marina area (which are among the panoramic places to see).
After touring the above tourist spots the tour bus driver transferred us to our hotel at the end of the 5 hours half-day tour.
Day 2: Enjoying Evening Desert Safari Dubai
We started the day with breakfast at the hotel and spent some free time until 3 PM walking by foot in the surrounding areas of our hotel. Then we met at the lobby of our hotel to go to the Desert Safari tour and depart around 4 PM from the hotel. (We spent the afternoon with very light snacks since we wanted to go on the dune bashing safari tour).
We have enjoyed watching a magnificent visual dance with Tanura and Belly dance shows while we relieve all the tiredness of the day with open buffet food, Indian Henna, camel ride, photo shoots with authentic Arabic clothes, hookah, and unlimited soft drinks in the Bedouin camp set up in the desert. Transfer to our hotel after the Desert Safari Tour.
Day 3: Visiting World Tallest Skyscraper & Some Other Top Attractions
We start the day with breakfast at the hotel. Then we went to the Burj Khalifa tour. In this tour, we took some amazing photographs of the wonderful Dubai views from the observation terrace on the 124th and 125th floors of the world’s tallest structure, the 828-meter-high and 160-floor Burj Khalifa.
After visiting and spending some time at Burj Khalifa we first went to Souk Madinat Jumeirah, which is called the Venice of Dubai. We did some shopping and took our lunch here.
After lunch the tour guide gave us some free time to walk around, so we started our Abra boat tour in this authentic region, which is famous for its amazing bazaar and entertainment venues.
After enjoying a half-hour Abra boat ride at Old Dubai we visited Dubai Eye (the world’s largest Ferris wheel, and then Jumeirah Beach which is Dubai’s most famous beach, and headed to Marina Walk which is one of our favorite walking streets among the places we visited.
Day 4: Visiting Dubai Expo 2020 and Shopping Malls
After having breakfast around 9 am at the nearest restaurant, we first visited Dubai Expo, which hosts Expo 2020, and spent approx 5 hours here. After our expo tour, we set out to explore the world’s largest shopping mall, Dubai Mall to have some luxury shopping.
After having our dinner at Dubai Mall, we head to Mall Of The Emirates to have some more shopping, and head to our hotel after shopping.
Day 5: Exploring Abu Dhabi City Best Tourist Spots
After starting the day with breakfast at our hotel in Dubai, we check out and leave the hotel to go to Abu Dhabi for a day Abu Dhabi city tour to explore the historical city of UAE.
The Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the seven emirates, was a small fishing village for 40 years, but today you will see it as a modern city. After seeing the White Castle, the traditional village where Bedouin life is exhibited, Kordon Street with floating restaurants, and the Heritage Village with the ruins of ancient life, we had the opportunity to visit the “Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque”, one of the largest mosques in the world.
At the end of touring Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, we head to the Date Market Abu Dhabi to buy some famous Dates to take to our home country. At noon, we are given some free time by our Abu Dhabi tour guide to visit the city and have our lunch.
In the afternoon, we joined the Yas Island & Theme Parks (100 USD) tour, which we organized and paid as an extra.
We had the opportunity to see Yas Mall during our visit to Yas Island (known as the entertainment island). In addition, we had the opportunity to spend pleasant moments at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros, or Yas Water World (which are among the amusement parks established on the island).
Around 7 PM, we head to the restaurant for dinner on the way back to Dubai after visiting almost all the tourist attractions which were included in our Abu Dhabi city tour.