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Dubai to Riyadh drive

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 Abu Dhabi
 Al Kharj
driving   /   2 days

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Dubai to Riyadh road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Dubai to Riyadh. If you're planning a road trip to Riyadh, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Dubai
drive for about 1.5 hours

12:26 pm  Abu Dhabi
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 1.5 hours
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 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Abu Dhabi
drive for about 9 hours

5:51 pm  Al Kharj
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 6:51 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

8:07 pm  arrive in Riyadh

day 2 driving ≈ 10 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Abu Dhabi  (25 answers)
    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi  (3 mentions)
    Ferrari World  (2 mentions)
    questions about Abu Dhabi:
        What is your favorite restaurant in Abu Dhabi?
        Abu Dhabi Desert Safari - Is it worth it with only one day?

Al Kharj

What are some things to do in Riyadh?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Riyadh. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Riyadh?  (8 answers)

profile  Hay from asked:
Playgroup in Riyadh  (1 answer)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Riyadh to Dubai drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Dubai to Riyadh. Or get a full Dubai to Riyadh flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Dubai well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Dubai!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 609 miles
driving time of 8 hours, 55 minutes
Riyadh is 1 hour behind Dubai
104 Dubai travel answers
25 Abu Dhabi travel answers
5 Riyadh travel answers


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