• Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: Varies
From USD $ 69.30 View price calendar

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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 the Marina Mall Sky Tower and other 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

What You Can Expect

Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Including Yas Island and Sky Tower

Big Bus Abu Dhabi

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.


Customer Reviews

Mr Leroy R J T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

Kim G Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

Bernadette G Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

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

Nalini J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Highly recommended!

Kris S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This hop-on-hop-off was wonderful. I was happy to be relaxing and snapping photos rather than navigating a rental car or finding parking. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I was grateful to find them stationed at the drop locations ready to answer all kinds of questions and assist with scheduling. Charlotte, Rachel and Kamal were fabulous helping me plan to see the most and be on time. One day is not enough time to do it all. I bought the two day ticket and could have easily used another day. Well worth the money.

Gordon M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

As always Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off offer an easy, fun, easy way to see the sights of a major city. They're great.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Great way to visit when you are a well organized traveller,price includes sky tower entry ticket and cruise so do both early in the morning then see the grand mosque,have lunch at mosque or mall 2stops later for a great food court with magnificent view of the city and beach.also stop to see father of the nation museum it's very interesting also.great value for your money and efficient staff.they even provide cold water as you wish.i definetly recommend,we always do this in major cities to get a fell of the place.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This ride helps a lot at the begining of your stay in Abu Dhabi, so you can then select the tours and places you want to visit with more time.

Kelly A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Lesley M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Friendly, jovial and helpful staff. Tour was informative and buses ran on time. Online purchase of my ticket was quick, simple and efficient. Used the tour bus in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai and this allowed me to spend my six days in the UAE in an economical and accomplished way. Thanks a million!

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