While Dubai is loaded with places to see and experience, places around Dubai are equally mesmerizing. At the same time, given the distance between them, it is really not feasible to visit those places in a taxi or any other alternative public transport. Instead, a rental car works out to be the most feasible option.
Therefore, on this page, we share some of the places that you can easily visit in your rental car around Dubai.
140 kilometers south of Dubai is Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. With so much to see and experience in Abu Dhabi, this is a drive you will particularly enjoy in your rental car, especially given the excellent connectivity between the two cities.
The Sheikh Zayed mosque for example is one of the most revered mosques in the whole world. Simply visiting this mosque would be worth the drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Moreover, with the UAE government based here and much of the administrative work taking place from Abu Dhabi, any official task might require a trip down to Abu Dhabi.
An island in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island has its own charm and attractions which make it standalone as a tourist destination, above and beyond Abu Dhabi itself. For instance, it has its own Marina Circuit where Formula One races are held including Abu Dhabi’s very own Grand Prix.
Ferrari World is another major attraction that should not be missed when visiting Yas Island. The fastest rollercoaster in the world, the Formula Rossa, can be found at Ferrari World.
Yas Waterworld is another major attraction of Yas Island as is Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi which has its own themed attractions including Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, and Warner Bros. Plaza to name a few.
Finally, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi is another must-visit Yas Island attraction.
A short half an hour’s drive north from Dubai is Sharjah widely considered as the cultural capital of the UAE. Moreover, as the third largest city of the UAE, Sharjah clearly has a lot on offer to visitors.
Gold Souq in Sharjah for instance draws shoppers by the droves. Then there is Mahattah Fort which is a major tourist attraction in Sharjah. During the weekends (especially) you will find folks from all over the city leisurely walking along Rolla Square.
Within Sharjah, a visit to the Sharjah National Park is deemed absolutely essential, as is a trip to Sharjah Aquarium. Then there is Al Noor Island along with Al Majaz Waterfront – both enjoyable trips in and around Sharjah.
Armed with a rental car from Speedy Drive, you can easily take off from Dubai to many nearby attractions, including to neighboring emirates such as Abu Dhabi (and Yas Island within it) as well as Sharjah.