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Johannesburg to Dubai drive

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  Johannesburg
 Mana Pools National Park
 Kigali
 Jūbā
 El Obeid
 Luxor
 Riyadh
   Dubai 
driving   /   22 days

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Johannesburg to Dubai road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Johannesburg to Dubai. If you're planning a road trip to Dubai, 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

8:00 am  start in Johannesburg
drive for about 26 hours

9:47 am (next morning)  Mana Pools National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 26 hours

 Day 2

8:00 am  leave from Mana Pools National Park
drive for about 35 hours

6:51 pm (next day)  Kigali
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 35 hours

 Day 3

8:00 am  leave from Kigali
drive for about 17.5 hours

1:21 am (past midnight)  Jūbā
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 17.5 hours

 Day 4

8:00 am  leave from Jūbā
drive for about 21 hours

4:59 am (next morning)  El Obeid
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 21 hours

 Day 5

8:00 am  leave from El Obeid
drive for about 31.5 hours

3:40 pm (next day)  Luxor
stay overnight and leave the next day around 8:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 31.5 hours

 Day 6

8:00 am  leave from Luxor
drive for about 32 hours

3:54 pm (next day)  Riyadh
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 6 driving ≈ 32 hours

 Day 7

10:00 am  leave from Riyadh
drive for about 9.5 hours

7:35 pm  arrive in Dubai

day 7 driving ≈ 9.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Mana Pools National Park  (2 mentions)

Kigali
    questions about Kigali:
        Best free things to do in Kigali?

Jūbā

El Obeid

Luxor  (4 answers)

Riyadh  (5 answers)
    questions about Riyadh:
        Best free things to do in Riyadh?
        Playgroup in Riyadh


What are some things to do in Dubai?

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

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Burj Khalifa  (23 mentions)
Dubai Marina  (7 mentions)

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 Dubai. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Yodit from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia asked:
Is there an affordable season to shop in Dubai?  (13 answers)

profile  Ehsan from Paris asked:
Advice on making a trip to Dubai affordable?  (12 answers)

profile  Vassilis from New York City asked:
What are the top 5 things I can't miss in Dubai?  (8 answers)

profile  Emma from Berlin asked:
Where do young locals like to dine and go out in Dubai?  (5 answers)

profile  Rory from Taupo asked:
Best beach bars in Dubai?  (5 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Dubai.




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 Dubai to Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Dubai. Or get a full Johannesburg to Dubai 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 Johannesburg well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Johannesburg!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 6,932 miles
driving time of 172 hours, 8 minutes
Dubai is 2 hours ahead of Johannesburg
45 Johannesburg travel answers
1 Kigali travel answer
4 Luxor travel answers
5 Riyadh travel answers
104 Dubai travel answers





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