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Tour code: 2624HOP
Explore Dubai at your own pace on a double-decker, open-top Big Bus Dubai tour. Admire top Dubai attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab and Dubai Creek, and hop on and off at any of 19 stops to visit souks, malls and museums as you please. Choose a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket and ride two different Dubai Big Bus tour routes to explore central Dubai and Jumeirah. Both Dubai hop-on hop-off tickets include an array of extras including a Dubai Creek cruise, admission to Dubai Museum, shopping discounts 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 full of contrasts, having transformed from a fishing village into a cosmopolitan city in less than a century. From spectacular skyscrapers to traditional souks, there’s plenty for visitors to see and discover. So, climb aboard the open-top Big Bus sightseeing bus and get to know Dubai with ease.

Enjoy 360-degree views of the sights and hop on and hop off at any of 19 stops along different routes. Plus, stay aboard and repeat your circuits any number of times during your chosen ticket time — either 24 hours or 48 hours.

Included in your ticket is a range of enjoyable extras, including entry to Dubai Museum and the interesting Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House; together with a dhow (Arabian wooden boat) cruise along Dubai Creek. See the Itinerary for a list of additional benefits.

City Tour or Red Route (1-hour and 45 minute-full-loop duration):
• Dubai Creek abra (water taxi) station
• Gold Souk
• Spice Souk
• Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
• Bur Dubai old souk
• Dubai Museum
• Dubai Creek Walk
• Al Khor Park, Dubai Creek
• WAFI Shopping Mall
• Bur Juman Shopping Mall
• Deira

Beach Tour or Blue Route (2.5-hour full-loop duration):
• Dubai Mall
• Mall of the Emirates
• Atlantis The Palm, Jumeirah
• Madinat Souk Jumeirah
• Jumeirah Open Beach
• Jumeirah Beach Park
• Mercato Shopping Mall
• Jumeirah Mosque
• WAFI shopping mall

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

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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

Jean G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The best way to get a complete view of the city in 2 days.

Walter B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great city tour which moves along very efficiently and timely.

Jean G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good, nice workers, very seinic

Peggy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Awesome tour of Dubai


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The bus tour made getting around the city very easy. You can get off and sight see wherever you like and hop right back on the next bus and continue on. It definitely allows for the major sights to be seen. Totally worth the cost!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Dubai is a city which is too big in area and in height of its buildings. To see everything I would suggest booking a two day tour, include the night tour which had a fantastic Return of the Phoenix video show as well as the Aba Dabai Big Bus. Big bus tour guide in the evening was full of up to date information which she narrarated instead of using canned earphone information.

Antonio F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent introduction to your Emirates experience. Thus, we suggest you take it on your first day in Dubai to get a panoramic of the city.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Good way to see the city.

Steven T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

It rained in Dubai very rare the day I took this tour, which spoiled the hopping off part of the tour. I was glad there was seating down below with big windows. Everyone was friendly and helpful, especially the woman working at the mall, signing people up for the tour and directing people where to stand or sit to wait for the bus. The drivers were also very polite and didn't take risks in traffic, which I appreciated.
The only negative thing I can say about the bus tour is that the dialog on the ear sets in between sites was the same on each line. The history of Dubai is fascinating and it would have been interesting if they didn't repeat the same story on each line.
Because I didn't get off the bus, except to change bus lines, I was able to stay on the bus and see all 3 lines in one day. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to friends who may be visiting Dubai soon.
I loved Dubai, so modern and clean. I was traveling alone, and as a single female felt very safe and protected. I wish I could have stayed a few more days to explore, once the rain stopped.

Annie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

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