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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:Varies

Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

There is no better way to see Dubai than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off Big Bus! This comprehensive tour includes sights of top Dubai attractions such as the Burj Kahlifa, Jumeirah Beach Park, Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Creek and more. Hop on and off as many times as you like on a choice of two routes for your choice of 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing. Both tickets include a range of additional benefits including an Arabian ‘dhow’ cruise, Dubai walking tour, Wafi shopping mall discount card and more!


  • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour of Dubai by open-top bus
  • Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Dubai at leisure
  • See top Dubai attractions including Al Fahidi Fort, Gold Souk and Jumeirah Beach Park
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like on two different routes around Dubai
  • Make use of additional benefits such as an Arabian cruise, Wafi discount card and Dubai walking tour
  • Choose from a 24- or 48-hour pass to suit your independent sightseeing schedule

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See the top sights of Dubai, including the Burj Khalifa on a hop-on hop-off tour

Dubai is a city of fascinating contrasts, offering a distinctive blend of old and new; it’s where east meets west. In less than a century, under the visionary leadership of Dubai's ruling Al Maktoum family, the city has been transformed from a small fishing village into a modern vibrant city full of surprises.

Whether you are seeking a relaxing break away from clouds and crowds or a new and exciting experience, Dubai has it all: sea, sand, sun and shopping! Explore the city and see all its sights on your Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.

Travel by open-top double-decker bus and enjoy unbeatable views as you travel around Dubai on two different routes. In addition to unlimited circuits during your chosen time period (24-hour or 48-hour ticket), your tour ticket also includes a range of ‘extras’ including admission to Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House, and an Arabian dhow (masted ship) cruise. See the Itinerary for more information and a full list of additional benefits.

City Tour or Red Route (full-loop duration of 1 hour 45 minutes):

  • Deira
  • BurJuman shopping mall
  • Wafi City shopping mall
  • Dubai Creek Park (Al Khor Park)
  • Dubai Creek Walk
  • Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum)
  • Dubai old/textile souk in Bur Dubai
  • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House
  • Gold Souk
  • Dubai Spice Souk
  • Abra station
Beach Tour or Blue Route (full-loop duration of 2.5 hours):
  • Wafi City shopping mall
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Mercato shopping mall
  • Jumeirah Beach Park
  • Jumeirah Open Beach
  • Madinat Souk in Jumeirah
  • Atlantis The Palm Hotel and Resort in Jumeirah
  • Mall of the Emirates shopping mall
  • The Dubai Mall


Your Dubai hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket includes the following additional benefits. Refer to your booking voucher for information on meeting points and timings:

Arabian Treasures Walking Tour (1 hour; October 1 to April 31):
Start with a traditional abra boat ride across busy Dubai Creek, for a walking tour around some of the city’s beguiling markets. See where merchants have traded for centuries, breathe in the aroma of the fragrant Spice Souk, and hear tips for successful haggling at the world-famous Gold Souk. Your exciting 1-hour tour also visits Khan Murjan Souk, an underground market with magnificent 14th-century Arabian architecture.

Arabian Dhow Cruise (1 hour):

See the sights of Dubai Creek from a traditional dhow boat while learning about the history of the famous stretch of water. See where the city’s sea merchants have traded for centuries and marvel at the traditional and modern buildings that comprise the international face of Dubai that you see today. Sail to the mouth of the creek to admire stunning views of the Arabian Gulf before returning to the quay where you can reboard your hop-on hop-off bus, if you wish. Complementary refreshments are available on board.

Sharjah Tour (3.5 hours; only available with 48-hour ticket):

Enjoy an open-top bus tour of Sharjah, the neighboring emirate of Dubai, and learn all about the area’s important landmarks, historical sites and rich cultural heritage from your onboard guide. The sightseeing tour includes photo stops at the heritage area, traditional museums and interesting art displays. A visit to the iconic Blue Souk, which houses some 600 shops selling traditional arts and crafts, is also included.

Wafi Welcome Card:

Use your Welcome Card at Wafi shopping mall in Dubai to enjoy savings of up to 20 percent on purchases at select outlets.

Shuttle Service:
Make use of an air-conditioned shuttle service between Dubai Festival City and Wafi shopping mall. The service runs daily, on the hour from 10am to 7pm.

Entrance to Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House:
Hop off and explore the archeological exhibit of the Dubai Museum, detailing local settlements back to 2000 BC, as well as Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House, an architectural marvel and museum of pre-oil times.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great way to see Dubai. Free bottles water. Comentary in many languages. Could have used more than 2 days to make the most of the extras included.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great experience,friendly staff,plenty cold water. Recomment this for any visitor to Dubai,great way to see the place. We found one day not enough to do it all .

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

this was our best idea to do it first!!!!!!
ticket for 24 or 48 houres best way to go and see everything!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Well worth the money. We bought the 48 hour ticket thinking we could use it at night but you need to book another ticket for that. With hindsight the 24 hour ticket would probably have been enough. Very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I wrote a longer review but this site isnt user friendly. Tour was great. Highly recommend going at start of trip. Many attractions, malls, and culture to explore.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Super Friendly staff at the pick up site and a great way to see the sights. I would highly recommended it to anyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent way of getting a feel for Dubai.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Enjoyed the tour around Dubai we saw all we wanted to see

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour and wonderful guide. We got to see a soap opera and hospital movie being filmed and lots of sets. What a fun and interesting tour.

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