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Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Dubai at your own pace with a Classic, Premium, or Deluxe ticket. See top landmarks and discover the city's hidden gems. Experience the history and culture with digital commentary.

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Valid 1 - 5 days
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Arabic, English
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Persian, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Dubai at your own pace, with stops in both historical and modern Dubai
  • Hear about Dubai's past, present, and future via audio commentary in 12 languages
  • Enjoy epic views of the iconic Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis Hotel
  • Admire the landmarks from the vantage point of an open-top double-decker bus
Full description

Discover and explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower & Heritage Village, the Gold & Spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, and Souk Madinat & Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. With a variety of tickets to choose from you can relax and enjoy the ride with the Classic ticket or make it an adventure with the Premium and Deluxe Ticket. The Premium and Deluxe ticket includes the traditional Dhow cruise and Desert Sunset Tour. As the sun sets, interact with camels, falcons, horses, and more. Staying longer? Then try the Deluxe with an outstanding 5 day pass as you visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium and even the Ambassador Lagoon with an impressive viewing panel of awe-inspiring views into the ruins of an Atlantis-themed aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals from around the world. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 10 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

Red Route:

Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall

Museum of the Future

Royal Palace

Arabian Dhow Cruise

Bastakiya Old Village

Al Fahidi Fort

Old Souk of Arabia

Heritage Village

Gold & Spice Souks

Dubai Creek

Blue Route:

Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall

Mall of the Emirates

Ain Dubai

Dubai Marina / JBR

Bayside / Skydive

Tallest Block

Media City

Atlantis the Palm

Souk Madinat Jumeirah / Burj Al Arab

  • Hop-on hop-off ticket valid for 24, 48 hours, or the 5-Day Deluxe
  • Dhow Cruise (included in premium and deluxe ticket)
  • Desert Sunset Tour (included in premium and deluxe ticket)
  • Lost Chambers Aquarium (included in deluxe ticket)
  • Ambassador Lagoon (included in deluxe ticket)
  • Headsets provided (unless you have your own)
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

You can start from Stop#1 Dubai Mall. The bus stop is located at the main entrance of the mall and the bus departs from the lower ground tourist bus parking. Buses depart hourly from 10 AM to 4 PM. You can board the bus from any stop. For transit guests from the airport, the closest stop to the airport is Deira City Center. For cruise passengers, there is a shuttle from the cruise terminal to Dubai Mall.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • All buses have a ramp for wheelchair access
  • Buses depart from the Dubai Mall every 30 min on the Red Route & every 40 minutes on the Blue Route
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 2052 reviews

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Good way to see many of the highlights with plenty of stops. Also nice to sit inside with air conditioning, because it was above 40 degrees outside. Excellent organization and also a handy app with the route and stops with associated information. Ventilation / air conditioning did not work equally well on all seats or a window with condensation that obstructed the view, otherwise certainly 5 stars:

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August 15, 2022

The two tours, red and blue, were interesting and well organised. The staff friendly and helpful. The bus stops on the route are very bad or not excellent at all. If you got off at one stop and want to get on at the next following one, you won't find it because there are no signs. Very negative. We had to take a cab and ask around.

March 8, 2022

The drivers and the staff were very friendly. We would have liked more stops (from our provider). (e.g. on the Dubai Frame). Unfortunately, the specified departure times (except at the mall) were not adhered to and we were not sure when we would be picked up at the bus stop. But maybe that was only the case on the two days we did the tour. It would also be easier to organize if the stops were marked with a sign, especially since there are two different providers that stop at different places. Labeling the stop would be especially helpful if you do the tour over several days and don't start at the point where you got off.

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January 12, 2022

Product ID: 5105