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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Highly recommended

Diane J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Loved the two days we spent on this tour. Definitely need that time, as there is so much to see. The first day we just drove around the two routes and then the second day, we spent on and off the bus checking out such attractions as the Dubai Museum. Great tour.

Vicky L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a great experience, it was our first ever on/off bus tour and was worth the money. Dubai is a very bustling city and this made the experience one we could enjoy without the worry of getting lost by ourselves. The tour to the flamingoes was and added bonus, the acquarium, all the sights of Dubai came to life as the staff were so friendly, helpful and full of information on each place you wanted to go.
excellent 2 days.

Sean O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great trip - we booked from overseas but joined the tour at Deira city centre - the guys there were excellent - very helpful and the book of vouchers were useful for discounts around Dubai. Well organised trip - they give you free water on board - don't forget a hat!

Charles Brown New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Absolutely excellent. I used the red, green and blue routes. Recorded commentary excellent. Staff at key points all extremely pleasant and very helpful. Dhow and marina cruises both well worthwhile although the dhow was a bit too sophisticated to be so called! I felt that I got a great feel for Dubai and recommend the 48 hours version

Ray S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We enjoyed tbe trip so much that we have decided to return for a longer stay

Richard P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very good way to have a look around. Commentary through earphones was informative.

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.

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