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  • Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:  1 day (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Including Yas Island and Sky Tower. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2015

Absolutely wonderful. The staff are amazing, especially Tutti from the Philippines. Love the hop on hop off buses. We also used one in Rome which was fantastic. The Abu Dhabi one took us around the city in the morning . In the afternoon we went to Yas Island, visited Ferrari World and joined the bus again. Well worth the money. Would use Viator for all trips.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Really enjoyed this tour. Staff very professional and all buses were on time which made it easy to plan the stop offs. Would definitely recommend it as a quick way to get familiar with the highlights of the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Very nice. Especially the fact that you could pick it up right outside the cruise ship.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

Everything was good. Mosque was the outstanding site. Only concern is one hour between buses, it turned out I didn't have time for Yas Island.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2014

The tour was great! I will do it again next winter! Will recommend to friends and family going in Abu Dhabi.

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2013

It was a good tour, it gives you an idea of the most important places of the city. Even though the island is small, it offers beautiful scenarios.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2013

Great way to view the city and not have to pay for a taxi. However the yas island bus runs every 60-90mins which is an inconvienence so we cabbed it. Ferrari world was so much fun.

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2014

Great way to see the sights especially if you start at the mall so you don't wait in the heat.wish I had known that the only way to make the mosque guided tour was to be on the 9am bus. Staff friendly and helpful. Commentary good. Viator information needs updating as Yas island not available and booking a 2day option through Viator cost more than doing 1day through Viator and picking up th companies on the ground offer for the second day.

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2013

A good way of getting round although we found it difficult at the Grand Mosque finding where the bus stopped.

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2013

Very average. Buses very old. Air on did not work properly and some recommended stops should not be recommended for tourists. E.g Iranian markets and tour stop #7or 8 that had shopping options were very poor.

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2013

The tour was OK but no-where near as good as other city based open top bus tours. Distances are quite long between places of interest. We went from the cruise port and there is a shuttle to the Iranian market where we had to wait quite a long time for the actual bus to arrive despite our driver repeatedley telling us it was just 2 minutes away. As we were waiting in in Arabian sunshine we stayed in the bus but the air conditioning had broken down. A reasonable way to see the expanse of Abu Dhabi but don't expect too much.

Nikki H
United States of ... 

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
June 2014

The tour was good for the most part. The city has much to share, but not much in the way of a tour. Yas Island wasn't necessary. It's far and the HOHO runs every hour and a half after a top off there. Not very time effective. Could have skipped that part for sure.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
July 2014

The trip was good for the first circuit, but there was misinformation on the ticket about the start of the second route. This meant that we did not get off at the correct stop for the second circuit. We were advised to take a taxi to the second circuit which we did, but the taxi driver did not know the route despite showing him the map. The taxi driver took us in the wrong direction and then through a lot of closed off lanes and a construction site. After I phoned your company staff at Abi Dhabi he took us in the correct direction and eventually back to our hotel. It was a very frightening situation. It was not a direct fault of your company but was an indirect result of your poor information on the ticket.

I will not take a tour with Viator again. It is unacceptable that your company is not able to provide adequate directions about the routes your buses are taking.

Marie H

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
November 2013

If your hotel is on Yas Island, this tour doesn't work well, as the shuttle bus collects the passengers a few times a day, arriving to Yas Island about an hour after the listed time.
Then, it's another 30 minutes drive to the SZ Mosque landmark, or even longer journey to/from Marina Mall, which if you complete the full boys tour, more than likely necessitates taking a taxi from either place back to Marina Mall.

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