Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Highlights:

Explore Dubai at your own pace on the 2 routes of the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus

Learn more about Dubai's past, present, and future, with recorded commentary in 10 languages

See the harbor on a complimentary dhow cruise

Admire the manmade island of Atlantis at the Palm

Explore the city's history at Dubai Museum

Go to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House

See the billowing spinnaker sail of the Burj Al Arab

Wander the spice souk to soak up the scent of fragrant spices

See the colorful shows of Dubai Creek

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    Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off 24-Hour Bus Ticket

    The ticket will be valid for 24 hours within operating hours, this means if you start the tour at 15:00 you can enjoy the ride until 15:00, 24 hours after initial use.

    Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Persian, Russian

    Duration: 1 day

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    Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off 48-Hour Bus Ticket

    The ticket will be valid for 48 hours within operating hours, this means if you start the tour at 15:00 you can enjoy the ride until 15:00, 48 hours after initial use.

    Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Persian, Russian

    Duration: 2 days

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    24-Hour Family Ticket - 2 Adults and 2 Children (age 5-15)

    The price is valid for a family of 4: 2 Adults and 2 Children (5-15 years old). The ticket will be valid for 24 hours within operating hours, this means if you start the tour at 15:00, you can enjoy the ride until 15:00 24 hours after initial use.

    Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Persian, Russian

    Duration: 1 day

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    48-Hour Family Ticket - 2 Adults and 2 Children (age 5-15)

    The price is valid for a family of 4: 2 Adults and 2 Children (5-15 years old). The ticket will be valid for 48 hours within operating hours, this means if you start the tour at 15:00 you can enjoy the ride until 15:00, 48 hours after initial use.

    Audio Guide/Headphones: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Persian, Russian

    Duration: 2 days

    Starts at Meeting Point ( More details, Show on map)

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Overview:

Explore Dubai at your own pace with a 24 or 48-hour ticket to the 2 routes of the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus. Enjoy pre-recorded commentary in 10 languages, and get a range of extras including a free dhow cruise, entrance to Dubai Museum, and more.

Description:

Explore Dubai at your own pace with a 24 or 48-hour ticket to Dubai's hop on and hop off open-top sightseeing tour bus, and learn more about the city from a personal recorded commentary in 10 languages.

The fleet of purpose-built vehicles enables you to change between the air-conditioned fore-cabin and the open-air seating at the rear.

Your ticket also comes with a complimentary Arabian dhow cruise on Dubai Creek, entry to Dubai Museum, entry to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House, a ticket for the RTA Water Bus, and access to the city walking tour (October-April).

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

The stops are the following, all of which are included in your ticket:

Red City Route - Traditional Dubai 

• Stop 1 City Center
• Stop 2 Burjuman
• Stop 3 Wafi Mall (You can change between the Blue and Red Route here)
• Stop 4 Creek Park
• Stop 5 Creek Walk
• Stop 6 Museum
• Stop 7 Old Souk
• Stop 8 Mak House
• Stop 9 Gold Souk (market)
• Stop 10 Spice Souq (market)
• Stop 11 Abra Station

Blue Beach Route - Modern Dubai 

• Stop 12 Wafi (You can change between the Blue and Red Route here)
• Stop 13 Mosque
• Stop 14 Mercato
• Stop 15 Jum' B Park
• Stop 16 Pub' Beach
• Stop 17 Souk Madinat Jumeirah
• Stop 18 Atlantis on the Palm
• Stop 19 Mall of the Emirates
• Stop 20 The Dubai Mall

Frequency is every 20 minutes (October - April), and every 30 minutes (May - September).

What's Included:

• Recorded commentary in 10 languages
• Unlimited hop-on and hop-off for 24 or 48 hours on both Blue and Red routes
• Chilled bottled water (May-September)
• Arabian Dhow cruise
• Entrance to Dubai Museum
• Wafi Welcome Card and Mercato Advantage Booklet
• Entrance to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House
• Free shuttle departing from the Dubai Cruise Terminal to WAFI (Stop 3)
• Free shuttle service to Dubai Marina & Dubai Festival City

What's Not Included:

• Transport to the bus stops. A shuttle service is available from the hotels of Jumeirah Beach Residences, Dubai Festival City, and Mirdif City Center. Kindly contact your concierge for timings.

Good to Know:

• The ticket will be valid for 24 or 48 hours (depending on option selected) within operating hours, this means if you start the tour at 15:00 you can enjoy the ride until 15:00, 24 or 48 hours after initial use
• A full circuit on the City Tour takes 1 hour and 45 minutes
• A full circuit on the Beach Tour takes 2 hours and 45 minutes
• Tours run every day of the year
• All buses have a ramp for wheelchair access and to help people with walking disabilities
• 11 stops on the Red Route and 9 stops on the Blue Route. You can change between the Blue and Red Route at the WAFI (Stop 3).

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  • Rating: 5 “Convenient and pontuality”

    Reviewed by Euripedes from São Paulo, Brazil on June 19th, 2014 The itinerary is perfect, the bus was new and clean and the person who work in this company is helpfull.


  • Rating: 4 “great overview of city sights.”

    Reviewed by Michelle from Goondiwindi, Australia on May 22nd, 2014 We only had one full day in Dubai so I'd pre booked tickets on the bus. It was a great way to see lots of different sights. I didn't realise Dubai was so huge! We also had tickets to the burj Khalifa so didn't quite finish the red route. You could easily do both if you don't get off too often. Commentary was a bit commercial but on the whole, I'd recommend the experience highly.


  • Rating: 4 “Great experience”

    Reviewed by Kirti from Lusaka, Zimbabwe on May 22nd, 2014 Great experience & courteous staff. Just disappointed with the arrangement of not being able to get to Dubai Mall where I started from in the morning !!!!


  • Rating: 4 “Always go for the big bus!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from London, United Kingdom on May 9th, 2014 It's now pretty much my rite of passage to do the big bus tour when visiting a place for the first time. It's a brilliant way to get up to speed on a place and also my secret way to get around town avoiding unnecessary cab fares :-). The Dubai experience was good particularly the Dhow cruise, only down side was I did struggle sometimes to locate the pick up/stop points but I think that's more down to the way the city is laid out and it's signposting.
    PS: If you're ever in Hong Kong, make sure you do the Big Bua tour there. It still ranks as my best tour ever!!


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent and efficient”

    Reviewed by Eileen from Warrington, United Kingdom on April 26th, 2014 We had a slight problem during our trip- one person got off the other didn't and only one had the ticket! The staff were most helpful sorting out the problem for two ' old' ladies. Trip itself was amazing


  • Rating: 5 “Perfect!”

    Reviewed by Antonia from Sofia, Bulgaria on March 25th, 2014 Everything was perfect!


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent best way to see Dubai”

    Reviewed by Steve from Hull, United Kingdom on March 7th, 2014 Fabulous way to see Dubai,well worth the money.


  • Rating: 4 “well organized and friendly employees”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Untersiebenbrunn, Austria on January 1st, 2014 Very well organized and most bus stations have contact persons in case of questions. An additional night tour was also offered to see Dubai in a colorfull lighted image.


  • Rating: 5 “Nice tour”

    Reviewed by Gustavo from Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 13th, 2013 Well organized, every 20 minutes new bus so you have time to drop off, visit the place and drop on without loosing time.
    Their get entrance for different stops, like museum.


  • Rating: 5 “Great service with professional staff”

    Reviewed by Peter from Palmerston North, New Zealand on October 3rd, 2013 48 hours in Dubai and we managed to see all we wanted to thanks to the great staff and their knowledge.
    Recommend that you hop on and off as soon as you can in order to fit everything in.
    Tempted to go around once on the bus and then start hopping, but would not have covered it all.


  • Rating: 5 “Dubai Big Red Bus Hop-on-Hop-Off”

    Reviewed by Emily from ORLANDO, United States on September 20th, 2013 I have used the Hop-on-Hop-Off services thru Get-Your-Guide booking from the United States and must say, I have been extremely satisfied with their services and hospitality. In booking all of my tour activities thru Get Your Guide, I feel quite confidence that if any mishaps should occur at my destinations, I am secured that Get Your Guide in the US will take care of it. However, my entire experiences in Dubai, Paris, Rome etc. I felt very welcomed as the Tour operators expected me and my needs very accommodative and made me feel at home. In going on vacations abroad and at home in the US, I am advising anyone I meet to book their entire tours thru Get Your Guide which are very much cheaper and guaranteed. The Dubai Hop on Hop Off ticket gave much value for the money in that it includes ear-phones, water, Museum ticket, Dshow Creek (boat) tour and stops to get off at most attraction areas.
    I highly recommend Get Your Guide Services who has provided the best guaranteed services.


  • Rating: 4 “Everything was very good.”

    Reviewed by Andre from Hamburg, Germany on June 18th, 2013 It was a very nice trip.


  • Rating: 3 “Convenient”

    Reviewed by Damien from Mount Gambier, Australia on June 6th, 2013 Great way to see Dubai!


  • Rating: 4 “A great way to see Dubai in air conditioned comfort.”

    Reviewed by Sherrel from Jarrahdale, Australia on June 5th, 2013 Well worth doing as we were able to see all the major sights in an air conditioned bus. Really loved the free cold water on every bus, as much as you could drink which was great. The ticket sellers advice as to where to get off was spot on.


  • Rating: 4 “A great way to see the city of Dubai”

    Reviewed by Milan from Auckland, New Zealand on May 23rd, 2013 Tour was very good. We did the 24-48hr tour and used the buse's both days. Great mode of transport between the shopping centres. Would recommend for any traveller.


  • Rating: 3 “Arrived at pick-up point to a very sales aggresive lady. Very pushy!!!”

    Reviewed by Jacqueline from Lincoln, United Kingdom on March 12th, 2013 Not well organised people pushing in and asking questions. Lady said she did not reconize Expedier. Once on the right bus the tour was good.


  • Rating: 5 “good”

    Reviewed by Scott A from Indooroopilly, Australia on January 13th, 2013 good


  • Rating: 5 “Very good tour to have an overall impression of Dubai!”

    Reviewed by Dieter from Korneuburg, Austria on January 3rd, 2013 Both tours (red and blue line) can be highly recommended!


  • Rating: 3 “Good overview of Dubai”

    Reviewed by Alexander from Vienna, Austria on December 3rd, 2012 This tour offers a good overview of Dubai and saves much time. However, one day is to less to get off at some stations. There are also additional services included such as a Dhow Cruise, Waterbus or entrence in musems. At the next day, I went to some sights by the metro again, for which the time was not enough. The quality/price ratio of this tour is medium.


  • Rating: 4 “amazing how you can see every landmark in just one trip!”

    Reviewed by David from Cardiff, United Kingdom on November 8th, 2012 Can get very busy and sometimes the buses get very full and you have to stand,also the buses area bit irregular with their timings and not very clear where the bus stops are located,you have to guess ,but overall very useful trip!


  • Rating: 4 “very nice daily tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Bedburg, Germany on July 3rd, 2012 very good


  • Rating: 4 “great way to get around.”

    Reviewed by Pamela from Westlake Village, United States on May 22nd, 2012 Very hot and you must have transportation to get around. Takes longer than 8 hours to completely use the pass if you get off anywhere.


  • Rating: 5 “Excellent value for money”

    Reviewed by Michael from Newark, United Kingdom on December 8th, 2011 A excellent way to see parts of Dubai that you would normally miss.Good informative commentary. Great value for money, Excellent bus service (frequency-cleanliness). Another must do for Dubai


  • Rating: 2 “Wie Hop on hop off in anderen Städten auch: Gut.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Norderstedt, Germany on July 23rd, 2014 Klimatisierte Bereiche. Gute Deutsche Sprache und Klangqualität in den Headsets.
    Die Gratiskopfhöhrer, die man bekommt tun in den (zumindest meinen) Ohren nach einer weile weh. Tipp: die eigenen mitnehmen!
    Schade: Trotz gebuchtem 24-Std.-Ticket wurden wir beim Einlösen belabert, ob wir nicht ein Upgrade wollen. Und ein klares Nein war nicht deutlich genug. Das mussten wir immer wieder mehrfach betonen, bis wir endlich das Gutscheinheft (naja!) und die Kopfhörer mit den "echten" Bustickets erhielten. Das trübt den Gesamteindruck. Dafür gibt es zwei Sterne Abzug!


  • Rating: 5 “Perfekt um in 48 (fast) ganz Dubai zu sehen”

    Reviewed by Nico Hansi from Löchgau, Germany on July 21st, 2014 Zudem dient des als Fortbewegungsmittel! Taxi ist zwar günstig aber trotzdem easy mit den 2 Routen


  • Rating: 4 “sehr empfehlenswert”

    Reviewed by Sandra from lengnau, Switzerland on July 17th, 2014 ideal um dubai kennenzulernen,alle 30min.anschluss,tiptop


  • Rating: 3 “Grundgedanke gut! Ausführung mangelhaft”

    Reviewed by Maja from Niederrohrdorf, Switzerland on June 24th, 2014 Es wurde gesagt: Hier ist ihr Punkt zur Fahrt auf dem Dubai Creek. (1 Std).Als wir da ankamen, war das Schiff gerade weg,wir hätten ca. 30 Min. auf das Nächste (Hitze) warten müssen. Das war uns zu lange(der Bus war natürlich auch weg),wir gingen dann zu Fuss weiter!!War zu heiss, nicht zu empfehlen!! Auch wurden wir falsch informiert betr. Shuttle nach Dubai Festival City(Hard Rock Cafe)Zuerst sollten wir 30 Min.warten,2 Std später waren wir die einzigen Fahrgäste, welche auch 1 Std. vor dem letzten Shuttle(welcher im timetable steht)wieder abgeholt werden sollten!! Diese Verbindung ist noch nicht so wirklich aktiv!! Es ist nicht genügend Zeit da, um alles in "Festival-Ccity" anzuschauen. Ausser natürlich mit dem Taxi!!Schade eigentlich, alleine das Hard Rock Cafe !! ist eine Reise wert!! Sogar deutsche Rockbands wie Scorpions sind da berühmt!


  • Rating: 5 “Muss man unbedingt gemacht haben”

    Reviewed by Thomas from Schwetzingen, Germany on June 23rd, 2014 Eine super Tour, bei der alles gepasst hat. Ein muss für jeden der nach Dubai kommt. Auf jeden Fall das 48 Stunden Ticket nehmen. Es lohnt sich. Einziger Kritikpunkt: Die Haltestellen sind nicht leicht zu finden, diese müssten besser kenntlich gemacht werden. Was auch eine super Einrichtung ist: Auf allen Bussen der Line Wifi und freies Wasser


  • Rating: 4 “SUPER TOUR zum 2 zu 1 - Preis!!!”

    Reviewed by Nils from Mönchengladbach, Germany on June 17th, 2014 Die Big Bus Tour ist sehr informativ und absolut zu empfehlen da man seine favorisierten Sehenswürdigkeiten jederzeit selbst erkunden und tolle Fotos schießen kann! Organisation und Einlösen des Online Vouchers perfekt und dazu deutlich günstiger als vor Ort, da hätten wir das doppelte bezahlt! Eventuell sehr interessant ist die optionale Nachttour, welche allerdings auch vor Ort günstig nachbuchbar ist... Einen Punkt Abzug gibt es von uns lediglich für die rote Tour (Stadttour oder auch altes Dubai) da diese doch eher langweilig und mit für uns eher wenig interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten gespickt war... Aber über Geschmack lässt sich ja bekannter Weise streiten und mit dem 48 Stunden Ticket sollte für jeden Geschmack etwas dabei sein ;-)


  • Rating: 3 “Naja”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Heiligenkreuz am Waasen, Austria on June 13th, 2014 Bei dieser Tour sieht man das Wichtigste. Leider gibt es ein paar Mankos. Das Timing z.B. bei der Dhou Fahrt. Man steigt dort aus und muss dann bei 40 grad 45 Minuten auf das nächste schiff warten. Bei Ankunft merkten wir, dass die Dhou mit der nächste Partie wegfuhr obwohl in 5 Minuten der nächste Bus kam! Was mich auch irrsinnig gestört hat , dass man bei manchen Station rausgelassen wird und nicht gesagt wird wohin man gehen muss . Denn ein paar Stationen sind von den Sehenswürdigkeiten abgelegen. Viele Mitfahrer sind herumgeirrt und sind wieder zur Haltestelle zurückgegangen ,weil sie nicht wussten wohin und das bei einem Bus Intervall von 30 Minuten (ab Juni) , bei 40 grad. Alles in allem, nur teilweise zu empfehlen


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  • “Just wonderful!”

    “All went well. Even the printed tickets were recognised, unlike with Burj Khalifa. Can happily recommend the bus tour.”

    Wolfgang from Wenigenlupnitz, Germany

  • “Excellent value for money”

    “A excellent way to see parts of Dubai that you would normally miss.Good informative commentary. Great value for money, Excellent bus service (frequency-cleanliness). Another must do for Dubai”

    Michael from Newark, United Kingdom

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