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Riyadh to Dubai drive

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 Al Kharj
 Abu Dhabi
driving   /   2 days

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Riyadh to Dubai road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Riyadh 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

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

12:15 pm  Al Kharj
stay overnight and leave the next day around 9:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 1.5 hours

 Day 2

9:00 am  leave from Al Kharj
drive for about 9 hours

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

8:17 pm  arrive in Dubai

day 2 driving ≈ 10.5 hours

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Where should I stop along the way?

Al Kharj

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?

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

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


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