Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Overview

Get to know Abu Dhabi at your own pace on a hop-on, hop-off Big Bus tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 5 day hop-on hop-off bus ticket, board the open-top double-decker bus and set your own sightseeing itinerary. Enjoy panoramic views of the palm-lined Corniche, listen to the onboard commentary, and hop on and off at any of the 24 stops to visit must-sees such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Heritage Village. A free shuttle to entertainment-packed Yas Island Abu Dhabi and complimentary entry to selected attractions are included.
  • Hop-on hop-off tour of Abu Dhabi
  • Tour the city at your own pace as you hop on and off at any of the 24 stops, including Emirates Palace Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Heritage Village and Yas Island
  • Travel around Abu Dhabi in an open-top double-decker bus
  • See top city attractions like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Corniche, World Trade Center Souk and many more
  • FREE ‘Yas Island Drive’ with English-speaking guide
Abu Dhabi blends incredible modern architecture with cutting-edge leisure attractions, museums, beaches and much more. 
There’s no easier way to explore the city than on a hop-on, hop-off tour by open-top, double-decker Big Bus. Enjoy 360-degree views of Abu Dhabi’s skyscrapers, learn about the sights from the onboard commentary available in various languages, and hop on and off the air-conditioned bus at any of the 24 stops to explore on foot.
With your choice of ticket, stay aboard to admire panoramic views of the seafront Corniche with its lush palms and white-sand beaches backed by glass high-rises. Or step off the bus to visit the gleaming white-marble Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one Abu Dhabi’s most iconic buildings.

Next, maybe leave the bus to explore the cultural district of Saadiyat Island or dive into the 250 and more stores, cinema and restaurants of the Marina Mall.

Included with your ticket is a guided shuttle bus to Abu Dhabi’s main entertainment center — Yas Island, just outside the city. Ride the shuttle here and hop off to enjoy the attractions (own expense), including the spectacular Ferrari-brand theme park of Ferrari World; Yas Waterworld aqua park, and more.

You can hop on and off at any of the stops to explore on your own. Buses run at regular intervals so rejoining the tour is easy and convenient. Your hop-on hop off ticket is valid for 1-, 2-, or 5 days, including unlimited rides per loop during hours of operation.

The tour is fun, safe and a relaxed way to explore the city. Above all, it guarantees some breathtaking views of Abu Dhabi.

See the Itinerary below for a full list of hop-on hop-off stops.

Itinerary

Operating hours are from 9:00am and 10:00am (depending on route) and the last bus departure will be at 5:00pm. Bus frequency is every 30 minutes.

Abu Dhabi Hop-on Hop-off stops:
  • Marina Mall
  • Etihad Towers 
  • Sheikh Zayed Centre
  • Etihad Gallery
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Eastern Mangroves
  • Galleria & Rosewood 
  • Abu Dhabi Mall
  • Manarat Al Saddiyat
  • Abu Dhbai Corniche
  • World Trade Centre
  • Al Hosn Fort
  • Markaziyah Park
  • Public Beach
  • Heritage Village
  • Dhow Corniche Cruise
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Yas Viceroy
  • Yas Plaza Hotels
  • Yas Water World
  • Yas Mall
  • Ferrari World
  • Yas Marina Circuit 

City Tour
(Duration 2-Hours 35 minutes)
Explore the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, the iconic Louvre and the Emirates Palace. Visit a wide variety of museums, a Souk, dhow boats, a fort and a historic district. You will see, Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Emirates Palace – Louvre Museum (UC) – Al Hosn Fort – Etihad Museum – Capital Leaning Tower – Heritage Village – Mangroves – Corniche – Royal Palace– Etihad Towers – WTC Souk.

Yas Tour (Duration 1-Hour 30 minutes)
Enter the action—packed entertainment zone Yas Island, an island like no other! Visit Ferrari World, a F1 Racing Circuit, Yas Waterworld, Yas Marina & Warner Bros Theme Park. You will see Ferrari World – F1 Marina Circuit – Drag Racing Strip – Racing School – Karting Track– Yas Waterworld –Yas Mall– Warner Bros – Viceroy–Beach– Yas Marina.

Magical Night Tour Journey (Duration 2-Hours)
Enjoy spectacular views of the Emirates Palace Hotel and the Abu Dhabi corniche as well as the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on this magical night tour. Tour highlights are Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Emirates Palace – Louvre Museum – Al Hosn Fort – Etihad Museum.

Dhow Cruise
Jump onboard an Arabian Dhow and glide down the Abu Dhabi coastline. Enjoy stunning views of the capital’s skyline, palaces, an island and the Marina Creek. Tour Highlights Corniche– Marina Eye – Lulu Island –Beaches– UAE Flag Pole – Marina Creek – Emirates Palace – Fishing Village– Abu Dhabi Skyline – Bab Al Bahr hotel.

Reviews

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r
, Jan 2019

The hop on hop off is a nice possibility of visiting the different sites in Abu Dhabi which are far away between them.

J
, Nov 2018

Yas Island boring. Seems like a long trip with little to see. Would not recommend. Length of wait time at stops too long.

v
, Sep 2018

We booked the deluxe package and were surprised with all the add on's that were included in the price. The buses were well looked after all of the headphone sockets worked. The commentary was good and informative. For a quick and easy way to see a city and to work out the parts that interest you this is the best option. All of the staff that we had contact with were very pleasant and professional.

We went on the Al Ain day trip that was included on the deluxe package and it was a day well worth going on. The driver / guide Purma was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the trip.

I
, Mar 2018

A fantastic coverage of areas and sights. Unlimited free cold water all day. Lovely helpful staff. Disappointing that the dhow cruise was unavailable - the 40 minute yacht cruise was ok but a bit boring.

g
, Jan 2018

This tour promises a lot to new arrivals in the city. But interest quickly recedes as everything seems the same everywhere. Better commentary with more explanation and comments better timed to the location being experienced would be a big improvement.

R
, Jan 2018

Well worth the money,

M
, Dec 2017

Highly rated and a great way to get your first taste of Abu Dhabi - a spotlessly clean and beautifully designed and laid out city. The bus met the ship at the dockside and ran an exclusive return shuttle on the return leg. Staff were in attendance at every stop to offer help and advice if required and the audio commentary was both extremely informative and also of a very good audio quality. Plan carefully if you intend to include the Yas Island element because, depending on the amount of shore time available, the timetables of the two bus routes do not necessarily dovetail very well. We didn't think we would have time as we would have had too long to wait at the Grand Mosque for the connection. Don't miss the mosque by the way ! Highly recommend this tour with or without Yas.

r
, Nov 2017

I simply didnt know this was a thing in Abu Dhabi. Once I realised, I rollecup. The commentary seems to have lots of repeats, but aside from that it was an excellent way to orientate yourself to the city.

K
, Nov 2017

Great bus tour and lovely cruise on the river. Only down side, no shelter at the bus stop after getting off the boat and had to wait 20 min in the sun and heat for next bus. Other than that it was spot on.

B
, Nov 2017

Great tour loved the air conditioning bus. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable


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