16 days in Dubai & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

16 days in Dubai & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 8 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 8 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jabal Bil Ays and Al Montazah Parks. Get outdoors at Off-Road & ATV Trails and Zipline. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Folklore Gallery, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more) and Shimal (in Ras Al Khaimah). There's lots more to do: take the plunge with a skydiving experience, take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, experience the excitement of iFly Dubai Indoor Skydiving, and browse the different shops at The Dubai Mall.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubai trip planning site.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Dubai is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dhaka City to Dubai is minus 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in June, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 23:

Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, and finally make a trip to The Seven Mosques. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, examine the collection at Koran Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Ghamamah.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Medina planner.

Fly from Dubai to Medina in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Medina due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Medina are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, then meet the residents at Fakieh Aquarium, and finally don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Khadija Baghlaf Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Corniche Commercial Center, ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, then get engrossed in the history at Jameel House of Traditional Arts Jeddah, then contemplate the long history of Al-Balad, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hassan Enany Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jeddah trip planner.

You can fly from Medina to Jeddah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, Jeddah is little chillier than Medina - with highs of 43°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia

— 3 nights

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bilal Masjid, then make a trip to Jabal al-Nour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat, then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaaba, and finally engage your brain at Makkah Clock Tower Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mecca trip builder.

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in June, expect nights in Mecca to be about the same, around 35°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 52°C. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.