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  • Location:Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration:2 days (approx.)

Big Bus Dubai and Abu Dhabi Super Saver: Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

Combine two United Arab Emirates Big Bus hop-on hop-off tours on this exciting Super Saver, and enjoy 24 hours of sightseeing in Dubai followed by 24 consecutive hours of sightseeing in Abu Dhabi! Ride around each city by open-top, double-decker bus and look out for top UAE attractions such as Burj Khalifa and Abu Dhabi Corniche. Hop on and off as many times as you like on a choice of routes, and enjoy a range of additional benefits including a round-trip shuttle service between the two cities, a Dubai walking tour, entrance to Abu Dhabi’s Sky Tower and more!


  • Dubai and Abu Dhabi Super Saver combining two hop-on hop-off Big Bus tours over two days
  • Combine two best-selling UAE tours at a discounted rate
  • Enjoy 24 hours of sightseeing in Dubai, followed by 24 consecutive hours of Abu Dhabi sightseeing
  • See top UAE attractions including Al Fahidi Fort in Dubai and Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like on different routes around the two cities
  • Make use of additional benefits such as an Arabian cruise in Dubai and entrance to Abu Dhabi Sky Tower at Marina Mall

What You Can Expect

Big Bus Dubai and Abu Dhabi Super Saver: Hop-On Hop-Off Tours

See top sights in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on this combination tour

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are cities of contrast, each offering blends of old and new and a mix of eastern and western sights. While Dubai was born from a fishing village, Abu Dhabi has long been the UAE capital, and both cities offer a wealth of exciting sightseeing opportunities and history. 

Start exploring by using a Super Saver hop-on hop-off ticket that covers both cities. Simply use your ticket in Dubai for your first 24 hours of sightseeing, and then use your ticket in Abu Dhabi for your consecutive 24 hours of sightseeing on the day of your choice. A round-trip shuttle service between the two cities is also available with the ticket upon reservation in destination. In each city, travel around by open-top, double-decker Big Bus and enjoy unbeatable views as you explore using a choice of different routes.

In addition to unlimited circuits on the buses each day, 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 cruise. In Abu Dhabi, use your ticket to enter Sky Tower, one of the city’s best vantage points. See the Itinerary for more information and a full list of additional benefits.

Dubai City Tour or Red Route (full-loop duration of 1 hour 45 minutes):
BurJuman shopping mall
Wafi City shopping mall
Dubai Creek Park (Al Khor Park)
Dubai Creek Walk
Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum)
Dubai Old Souk
Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House
Gold Souk
Dubai Spice Souk
Abra station

Dubai 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 public beach
Madinat Souk in Jumeirah
Atlantis The Palm Hotel and Resort in Jumeirah
Mall of the Emirates shopping mall
The Dubai Mall

Abu Dhabi City Tour or Red Route (full-loop duration of 1.5 hours):
Marina Mall
Etihad Towers 
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Abu Dhabi Mall
Saadiyat Island (resort and exhibition center)
Abu Dhabi Corniche
Central Souk
Al Markaziyah Gardens
Public beach
Abu Dhabi Heritage village

Yas Island Drive (includes English-speaking guide):
F1 Circuit
Ferrari World
Yas Viceroy
Yas Plaza Hotel
Masdar City

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Visit both Emirates on any chosen day with the special ‘Big Bus Twin-City ticket’. Hop-on and hop-off at any of the stops on the the city tours in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The ticket includes a FREE intercity shuttle (Dubai- Abu Dhabi - Dubai) departing from Mall of the Emirates in Dubai to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, where guests can hop on the Abu Dhabi tour. The return shuttle departs from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi at 6pm, returning to Mall of the Emirates at 8pm / 8.30 pm (subject to traffic). Pre-booking is necessary for the intercity shuttle, available every day except Fridays.

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

Dubai 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.

Dubai 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.

Dubai 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.

Round-Trip Shuttle Services:
  • Daily shuttle service between Dubai Festival City and Wafi shopping mall; service runs on the hour from 10am to 7pm
  • Daily shuttle service between Abu Dhabi and Yas Island
Free entrance to:
  • Dubai Museum
  • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House in Dubai
  • Sky Tower at Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi plus a 20% discount on coffee

Customer Reviews

Mike M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent tour, and value for money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very well organized from A to Z. At every bus stop was a representative of Big Bus. Could not have been any better. Due to the very intense heat of around 45 degrees celsius sitting on the outdoor bus deck was only possible for a couple of minutes.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

this was exciting and a wonderful way to see the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi.
We were transported from Dubai by shuttle and returned by shuttle.
The Big Bus staff were excellent.
Great value for money.

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

An awesome way to get around Dubai. Could not get off at all stops due to too little time. Staff very helpful.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

This was an excellent opportunity to see both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The buses ran regularly and the commentary was excellent. Unfortunately there was no info available on the Yas Island leg. Staff were very helpful and there was always cool bottled water available much needed in the 49degree heat. Bought the two day pass for both cities ... Needed to go to the main bus terminal to get the bus between the two but this was cheap and easy and only took about an hour. Great way to get around.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Very Good Tour.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

The hop-on hop-off tour is always a must for me but I was confused about the logistics of the 2-day pass and sadly because of that I missed the whole Abu Dhabi trip that I had paid a premium for.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

Hop on hop off tours were great. My only improvement to the Abu Dhabi ticket would be to operate longer into the day or offer more frequent buses. We caught the only shuttle from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and never made it around the entire loop that day. This might have been due to travelling at the end of September. Maybe there are more frequent buses earlier in the summer. Overall a great way to see the highlights of two cities.

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2015

good way to start your trip and see the sites.

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

The transfer from Dubai to Abu Dhabi was very uncomfortable on the top of the bus and the time taken was much longer than indicated in your brochures. You should have a better mode of transport.
After the tour of the Dubai Creek we had to wait some considerable time for the bus to arrive to continue on our tour. Apart from the heat there were no seats available which is very unfortunate and uncomfortable for elderly passengers.

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