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From US$ 66 per person

Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off 24- or 48-Hour Bus Tickets

Key Details

Tour Duration
1 day
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Audio Guide/Headphones
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, Russian

Select date and participants:


Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What You'll Do

  • Explore Dubai at your own pace on 3 hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus routes
  • Hear about Dubai's past, present, and future via audio commentary in 12 languages
  • Take a complimentary dhow cruise
  • Admire the manmade island of Atlantis at the Palm
  • Learn about the city's history at Dubai Museum
  • Breathe in fragrant spices at the spice souk


Explore Dubai at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour ticket for 3 routes on this hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus. Enjoy audio commentary in 12 languages and a range of extras such as a free dhow cruise, entrance to the Dubai Museum, and more.

What to Expect

Explore Dubai at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour ticket to Dubai's hop-on, hop-off open-top sightseeing tour bus, and learn more about the city from audio commentary in 12 languages. On the bus, you can change between the air-conditioned cabin at the front and the open-air seating at the rear.

Your ticket also comes with a complimentary Dhow Cruises, Water Bus, Abra Ride, entry to 10 museums and entrance to the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

Plan your day and visit the sites that you wish to see, from museums, to heritage sites, to glamorous shopping malls - where your complimentary rewards booklet, with substantial retail, leisure, and dining discounts will come in handy.

The Big Bus ticket combines three routes the City Tour, which takes 1 hour 30 minutes, the Beach Tour, which takes 1 hour 45 minutes and the Marina Tour, which takes 1 hour 45 minutes without hopping off.

City Tour stops include:

WAFI (changing point)
Creek Park
Al Seef
Dubai Museum
Old Souk
Heritage Village
Gold Souk
Spice Souk
Abra Station
Dhow Wharfage
Deira City Centre

Beach Tour stops include:

WAFI (changing point)
Union House
Jumeirah Mosque
Jumeirah Beach Park
Jumeirah Public Beach
Burj Al Arab
Souk Madinat Jumeirah (changing point)
Atlantis On The Palm
Mall of the Emirates (changing point)
The Dubai Mall
Downtown Dubai

Marina Tour stops include:

Mall of the Emirates (changing point)
Souk Madinat (changing point)
Palm View Beach
Palm Monorail Station
Beach Resorts
Marina Walk
Marina Mall
The Walk JBR
The Beach JBR
Marina Promenade
Marina Quays
Atlantis The Palm
Itihad Park
Some of the Inclusions are:

Big Bus Shuttle
Palm Crescent Shuttle
Hard Rock Cafe Shuttle
Abu Dhabi City Shuttle

Dubai Museum
Coin Museum
Shindagha Museum
Horse Museum
Spice & Gold Souk District
Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili
and more

5 Walking Tours
Khan Murjan Discovery
Arabian Treasures
Downtown Discovery
Heritage Walk
Madinat Journey

Dhow Cruises
Creek Dhow Cruise 
Marina Dhow Cruise

Water Bus
Creek Water Bus
Marina Water Bus

What's Included

  • Hop-On Hop-Off Dubai Tour (3 routes, 40 stops, 12 languages)
  • Desert Sunset Tour
  • Sharjah Panoramic Tour
  • Big Bus shuttles
  • Dhow cruises
  • Water Bus
  • Abra Ride
  • Entry to 10 Museums
  • Entry to Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • 5 Walking Tours (November to April)
  • Wifi on the bus
  • Bottled water
  • Reward booklet
  • Hop-on hop-off audio guide
  • Wafi discount card

What's Not Included

  • Transport to the bus stops

Meeting Point

What to Remember

• The ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours within operating hours. If you start the tour at 15:00 you can enjoy the ride until 15:00, 24 or 48 hours after initial use
• Exchange voucher for ticket at Big Bus kiosk
• All buses have a ramp for wheelchair access
• There is a free shuttle from the cruise terminal to Wafi Mall (main starting point); this is provided exclusively to cruise passengers, in season
• A shuttle service is available from the following hotels: Jumeirah Beach Residences, Dubai Festival City, and Mirdif City Center. Please ask your concierge for the shuttle schedule.
• You can change between the Blue and Red Route at the Wafi
• Buses depart from Wafi Mall and Deira City Center from 09:00 to 17:00 every day
• Operating hours are from 08:30 to 20:00, and the last bus departure for the Red, Green and Blue routes is at 18:00.
• Bus frequency is every 15 minutes on City Tour and Beach Tour and every 20 minutes on Marina Tour during the high tourism season (October - April).

Our promise to you

  • Speedy booking and reserved spots
  • No-hassle Best Price Guarantee

What Other People Are Saying(280 Reviews)

Staff excellent but buses didn't keep to schedule due to traffic!

October 11, 2015
4.0/5 stars

The concept is ideal for visitors with limited time in Dubai. We could not have seen as much in a day without your service.

very convenient and peaceful.

September 27, 2015
5.0/5 stars

easy and with peace of mind.

Okay if you have a limited time in Dubai and wish a quick overview.

July 22, 2015
3.0/5 stars

I paid slightly more because there were two big bus models advertised and because of the heat I decided the double decker with a roof and hence better air conditioning was the way to go rather than the open air top. However, when actually there they were the same bus, there was no difference, so I think the price variation was a bit of a rip off and definitely misleading. Whilst it may seem cheap, because of the operating hours if you do get off to view the included attractionsyou really don't see that much. In addition, if you change routes at the connecting points, because the bus travels in the one direction you may have do almost do a complete circuit, which is time consuming, to get to your desired destination. Taxis are relatively cheap and should be considered. I had a 48 hour ticket, but the sunset tour was not on offer when I was there. Also it was Ramadam for the month of June and definitely not the time to be there as all the restaurant and cafes during the day are closed.

The best way to get to know amazing Dubai

April 27, 2015
5.0/5 stars

We booked different sightseeing tours during our 7 days stay in Dubai, but 48 hours Big Bus ticket was the best guided way to get to know all about fascinating city with flexible options covering variety of interests. Good value for money, keeps you busy all the day, you choose program within 3 routes and 80 stops, preferential sites to explore, stop as you like, included are boat tours, walking tours, Atlantins the palm Aquarium, free bottled water, wifi, reward booklet with discount coupons and amazing Palm Island drive, Flamingo lagoon discovery, Sharjah tour and Desert sunset tour, which you can experience within 7 days upon validation. (Do not be discouraged at first if you experience difficulty to find the Big Bus stop....just ask, everybody helps).


April 4, 2015
5.0/5 stars


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Big Bus Tours - Dubai

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