16 days in Dubai & Maldives Itinerary

16 days in Dubai & Maldives Itinerary

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 7 nights
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Maafushi Island, Maldives
— 2 nights
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Rasdhoo, Maldives
— 1 night
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Male, Maldives
— 5 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 7 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Get out of town with these interesting Dubai side-trips: Abu Dhabi (Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity), Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Burj Khalifa, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, take an in-depth tour of Al Fahidi Fort, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dubai Dolphinarium.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dubai day trip planning tool.

London, UK to Dubai is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from London to Dubai due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in November; daily highs in Dubai reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Maafushi Island.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 6:

Maafushi Island, Maldives

— 2 nights
With plenty of things to do, Maafushi Island has a bustling, upbeat atmosphere and a holiday resort vibe.
On the 7th (Tue), get up close to creatures of the deep with Kaani Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bikini Beach, look for gifts at Angolo Souvenir shop, and then soothe aching muscles at Oak Spa.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Maafushi Island tour planning tool.

Getting from Dubai to Maafushi Island by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Traveling from Dubai to Maafushi Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubai in December; daily highs in Maafushi Island reach 36°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rasdhoo.

Things to do in Maafushi Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Rasdhoo, Maldives

— 1 night
As the only inhabited island in the Rasdhoo Atoll, Rasdhoo serves as a basecamp of sorts for vacationing in the area.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then stroll through Veligandu Island Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rasdhoo online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Maafushi Island to Rasdhoo. December in Rasdhoo sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Male.

Things to do in Rasdhoo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

Male, Maldives

— 5 nights
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
Male is known for shopping, wildlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hunt for treasures at Male Fish Market, explore the galleries of National Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and stop by Island Bazaar.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Male trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Rasdhoo to Male takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 14:

Maldives travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Nature & Parks · Shark Diving
Maldives has come to be seen as a quintessential island holiday destination, with entire sand-circled islands owned by resorts, who manage each part of the island's environment to give it the look and feel of paradise. The clear waters surrounding the islands offer plentiful dive sites, rich in tropical fish and coral formations, with the smaller, less-populated islands surrounded by the richest marine environments, largely undisturbed by industry and tourism. Larger islands here offer an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs--their higher population means they also feature religious sites and markets selling local produce.