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While Dubai is a multifaceted city for all travelers to do, a quick getaway from the city takes you to some of the most fascinating natural and man-made wonders! Different from the sparkling lights of the city of Dubai, here are 5 super day trips from Dubai to discover the beauty of the UAE beyond the obvious attractions:

Abu Dhabi


The capital of the UAE and the more humble counterpart of Dubai, Abu Dhabi is a magnificent city with a humble soul. The brightness may have diminished, but the city's character is close to the country's indigenous roots. In Abu Dhabi, you should visit the majestic Sheikh Zayed Mosque, or the White Mosque as it is popularly called. This sparkling white mosque with intricate marble work will enchant you with its immense grandeur. Apart from the mosque, Abu Dhabi has a host of attractions such as Yes Island (water park, F1 circuit, etc.), Emirates Palace (a luxurious palace hotel), Ferrari World (one-of-a-kind Ferrari themed entertainment). Park), Marina Mall (a waterfront shopping complex), and many more.

Distances from Dubai: 140 kilometres

Ras al Khaimah


Ras Al Khaimah, the quiet of the Emirate, is a small town, about a half-hour drive from Dubai, and the perfect place for a relaxing day out of the city. Many new desert resorts have sprung up around Ras Al Khaimah, and it is fast becoming an excellent location for an off-road desert camping experience. Some other attractions of Ras Al Khaimah include Ras Al Khaimah's museum (a fort turned into a museum), Daya Fort (a 16th century fortress on a hill), Jazirat al-Hamra (an abandoned fishing village), Khatt is included. Springs (hot-springs with therapeutic properties), and many other historical monuments that tell the story of the UAE's indigenous roots.

Distance from Dubai: 114 kilometres



Dubai's most favorite beach, Fujairah is known for its rugged hills, winding C-roads, fast surf and white sandy gorgeous coastline. The people of Dubai come from the head to Fujaira for stone hills, thrilling water sports or a fun picnic on the beach. Some of the other popular attractions include Al Bidia Mosque (UAE's oldest mosque), Fujairah Fort (traditional Arab fort of the 17th century) and beautiful serene beaches and Cornish by the sea.

Distance from Dubai: 164 kilometres

Al Ain


A beautiful oasis in the desert, Al Ain will surprise you with its tree-lined streets, its vast parks and its greenery. The "Garden City of UAE" reflects the grandeur of the United Arab Emirates and attracts visitors from Dubai to the Jabal Hefeet hills for its amazing architecture, panoramic views of the city, Al Ain Zoo and the beautiful landscape park 'Dot' City .

Distance from Dubai: 149 kilometres



Take a detour to the Musandam of Omani Peninsula with your holiday in Dubai and a United Arab Emirates. The spell-binding natural retreat is popular for its day cruises, cruises along the jagged coastline, exploring thriving marine life for fishing tours and panoramic views from the high mountains surrounding the water. Make your way through the fjords and inlet and if you're lucky you might see a dolphin or two!

Distance from Dubai: 191 kilometres

So, which of these days would you travel to for your next trip to Dubai? Start planning now!