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

Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Book by December 31, 2015 to save 10% off a 24 Hour Ticket on our previously offered price!

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 three 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 City Centre
  • Shindagha Museum
  • Dubai Mall (changing point)
  • Old Town
  • Dubai Fountain
  • BurJuman shopping mall
  • Wafi City shopping mall (changing point)
  • Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum)
  • Dubai old/textile souk in Bur Dubai
  • Gold Souk
  • Dubai Spice Souk
  • Old Souk
  • Old Watchtower
  • Heritage Village
  • Riviera
  • Creek Views
  • Baniyas
  • Abra station
  • Dhow Wharfage
Beach Tour or Green Route (full - loop duration of 2 hours 30 minutes):
  • Mall of the Emirates (changing point)
  • Dubai Mall (changing point)
  • Old Town
  • Dubai Fountain
  • City Walk
  • Union House
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Mercato
  • Jumeirah
  • Kite Beach
  • Jumeirah Public Beach
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Souk Madinat (changing point)
  • Palm View Beach
  • Atlantis the Palm
  • Itihad Park
Beach Tour or Blue Route (full-loop duration of 2.5 hours):
  • Mall of the Emirates (changing point)
  • Madinat Souk in Jumeirah (changing point)
  • Palm View Beach
  • Palm Monorail Station
  • Marina Walk
  • Dubai Marina
  • Marina Mall
  • Pier 7
  • The Beach
  • Beach Resorts
  • Marina Promenade
  • Marina Quays
  • Boulevard
  • Bayside
  • Tallest Block
  • Media City


Your Dubai hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket includes 3 Routes with 64 stops in 12 languages. There are also the following additional benefits. Refer to your booking voucher for information on meeting points and timings:

Big Bus Excursions:
FREE Flamingo Lagoon Discovery
FREE Palm Island Drive
FREE Sharjah Panoramic Tour
FREE Desert Sunset Tour

Walking Tours:
Enjoy short walking tours around Dubai. Walking locations are:
Khan Murjan Discovery (30 mins)
Heritage Walk (1 hour)
Downtown Discovery (1 hour)
Madinat Journey (1 hour)

Water Bus:
Cruise the river with a Free Creek Water Bus

Arabian Dhow Cruise Creek and Marina (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 Museums:
Hop off and explore the archeological exhibit of the Dubai Museums in the Al Fahidi District, detailing local settlements back to 2000 BC, an architectural marvel and museum of pre-oil times.

Atlantis Aquarium:
Visit the Aquarium at the Atlantis with a FREE Lost Chambers & Ambassador Lagoon 48 hour ticket.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent value for money. Not to be missed if you prefer independence rather than organised tours.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I would definitely recommend Hop on Hop off bus to people who would like to see the highlights of Dubai in a short time. 24 h ticket is not enough to see everything because the traffic is slow and crowded. There are three main tours and if you would really like to see everything without running around like crazy purchase 48 h. Still you will save lots of money and time with this bus. There is also a night tour, but anyway it gets dark around 6 pm so you don't need to purchase that one if you just want to see the light of Dubai at night. You will get water, the booklet with some discounts and the earphones to listen about the history and attractions. Enjoy :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Comprehensive tour of Dubai with 3 different routes. Courteous and friendly staff

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

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