Best day trips from Dubai

Best day trips from Dubai

Best day trips from Dubai

A stirring alchemy of intense traditions and ambitious modern vision wrapped in a starkly beautiful desert backdrop is the best definition of Dubai. Celebrated for its indefatigable verve, ambition and ability to dream up and realise projects worldwide, Dubai is one of the futuristic cities in the world. A shopaholics’ haven, Dubai is a top retail haunt hosting two annual shopping festivals that are downright dreamy. A culturally dynamic place, it is a bustling microcosm peacefully distributed among all the cultures of the world.

A stirring alchemy of intense traditions and ambitious modern vision wrapped in a starkly beautiful desert backdrop is the best definition of Dubai. Celebrated for its indefatigable verve, ambition and ability to dream up and realise projects worldwide, Dubai is one of the futuristic cities in the world. A shopaholics’ haven, Dubai is a top retail haunt hosting two annual shopping festivals that are downright dreamy. A culturally dynamic place, it is a bustling microcosm peacefully distributed among all the cultures of the world.

1. Abu Dhabi

The place famous for the largest hand-loomed carpet, the world's fastest rollercoaster, the best high tea and the biggest collection of cultural buildings of the 21th century, Abu Dhabi is one city not afraid to challenge the world records. It is the best place to explore UAE's history, thanks to the presence of the museums, exhibitions, tours and food. While walking down the show harbour or haggle in the markets to absorb the atmosphere and the culture that Abu Dhabi has to offer. There are three ways to take a day tours, buses taking 2h 35mins while cars and taxi taking a little over an hour.

2. Sharjah

After visiting places like Dubai and Abu Dhabi, you will require a break from the glitz and glamour, hence Sharjah comes to the rescue. This UNESCO declared Cultural Capital dazzles people by its sensitivity towards history and culture. Once out of the clutch of the traffic clogged on outskirt roads, the historic old town is best explored on foot. Devote time to the beauty of the place and explore its heritage and arts areas, souqs and excellent museums. Located at a mere distance of 29kms, the best mode of transport is to hire a cab completing the distance in 30-40 mins. Other viable options include metro-bus taking 1h 30 min and driving the way taking a little over half an hour.

3. Ras Al Khaimah

Circled by the sturdy Hajar Mountains, Ras Al Khaimah stands as the northern-most emirate. The best places for the outdoor people in lieu to the diverse scenery ranging from sprawling oasis to sandy beaches, from sun baked deserts to the hot springs with a back drop of fierce mountains. A complete artificial island with resort luxuries, a mountain road with alluring views and new leisure facilities, Ras Al Khaimah has been growing steadily from the past couple of years. To miss this magnificent gateway to the Musandam Peninsula would be a bad choice. Located at a distance of 103 kms from Dubai, the most time efficient and comfortable will be observed in a cab taking you 1h 15mins of journey time. Other options for the journey include buses taking 2h 15mins and cars taking 1h 30mins.

4. Fujairah

The epicentre of emirate's business and the commercial hub, the Fujairah city hosts office buildings line its main strip and vast fields of circular oil-storage containers. Doesn't sound like the ideal city for tourism? However, a stopover in this town is necessary to observe and absorb the sense of Fujairah’s past at the restored fort and the adjacent museum. Interacting with the locals, you will get the sense of development the city has seen. Another thing in Fujairah that shouldn't be missed is the gleaming white Sheikh Zayed Mosque. Located at a distance of 167 kms, the most cost-efficient way to travel to Fujairah is the bus taking 2h 30 mins. Other options include hiring a cab or driving the way taking 1h 30 mins.

5. Ajman

The perfect 'break' destination, Ajman is the smallest of the seven emirates. Profuse with beautiful, palm lined beaches, pretty cafes and the perfect low-key vibe, this the perfect place to stop, take a breath and enjoy the sea breeze. If you plan to spend the day, the place has a museum providing the heritage background of the place. Take a stroll on the sandy beaches and you will witness all your problems been taken away by the wind Located at distance 44 kms, the best way to travel is metro-taxi taking an hour. Other modes of transport include taxi taking 45 mins and driving down the way taking 40mins.

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