The Best Weekend Roadtrips in the UAE

Fancy escaping the city for a weekend getaway? With so many awesome destinations on our doorstep, a quick road trip can bring you to the top of Jebel Hafeet or to the well-known Snoopy Island in Fujairah. Pack a bag and get on the road!

 1. Al Ain

Approximately a two-hour drive from Dubai, Al Ain is home to the Jebel Hafeet Mountain, Wadi Adventure water sports and and sprawling Al Ain Zoo.

insydo tip: Check out the man made white water rapids at Wadi Adventure for an unrivalled rafting experience! Ring ahead to book other water sports.

2. Fujairah

The road trip to Fujairah will take you around 2 hours and 30 minutes. Fujairah sits on the East coast of the UAE; it is surrounded by mountains and is known for camping spots and awesome underwater activities.

insydo tip: Snorkeling out to Snoopy Island is a must when in Fujairah!

3. Hatta

Located about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Dubai, the mountain enclave of Hatta is awesome for those into mountain biking, nature and wadi adventures… especially in the cooler months.

insydo tip: Hatta Dam is a popular hiking spot for wildlife spotting and awesome views. Check into the Hatta Fort Hotel for the night for a chalet-style experience!

4. The Empty Quarter in Abu Dhabi

Prepare for a road trip that’ll take you 3 and a half hours from Dubai and into the Abu Dhabi empty quarter. The Liwa Oasis is a true city escape with one of the highest sand dunes in the world!

insydo tip: This is a great place for a weekend getaway. The Tilal Liwa Hotel often has deals, so check in and check out the desert on a quad bike!

5. Ras Al-Khaimah

About 1 hour and 30 minutes from Dubai, RAK is now home to some of the best hotel experiences for those looking for a weekend road trip.

insydo tip: At an elevation of 1934m, Jabal Al Jais is UAE’s highest peak and an absolute must visit if you go to the emirate.