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Abu Dhabi: Classic 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Hop-on hop-off tour

Abu Dhabi: Classic 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off tour. Discover the rich history and modern sights of the city with stops at Emirates Palace, the Louvre, and Heritage Village.

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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • Marvel at the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi Art and Civilization Museum and see humanity in a new light
  • Discover traditional Arabian crafts at Heritage Village and shop for antiques and jewels at the Iranian Market
  • See the Emirates Palace, one of the world's most luxurious hotels
Full description

Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a classic 24-hour pass to the city, highlighting the most iconic landmarks. See the Presidential Palace, enjoy a shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and marvel at the Al Hosn Fort.

Board an open-top, climate-controlled bus at any of the hop-on hop-off stops. To discover the city's top sights, join the Red Route and enjoy the digital commentary as you ride. Take the Green Route shuttle for easy transportation between the Abu Dhabi Mall and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Use the Red Route to reach:

• Abu Dhabi Mall

• Louvre Museum

• Abu Dhabi Corniche

• Corniche public beach

• Al Bahar beach

• Heritage Village

• Marina Mall

• Bay View

• Founder's Memorial

• Emirates Palace Hotel

• Presidential Palace

• Al Hosn Fort

• WTC Souk

• Galleria Mall

  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off during operational hours for 24-hour period
  • Access to the Red and Green routes
  • Headphones provided for audio commentary in 8 languages
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Attraction or entrance tickets other than those mentioned

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Meeting point

Start your tour from any of the departure points throughout Abu Dhabi. It is recommended, but not necessary to start from: Stop 1 - Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Maiyani Street / 10th Street, near Tim Horton's.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 5 years old travel free
  •  You can begin your tour from any of the departure points throughout Abu Dhabi where you can swap your (mobile) voucher for a Big Bus ticket
  • All buses are air-conditioned with seating upstairs and downstairs
  • All buses have a ramp on board making the buses accessible for wheelchairs and people with walking disabilities
  • Download the free Big Bus App to live-track buses, view bus stop locations, and more
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 208 reviews

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The bus runs very little, which is why it is more of a bus tour. If you want to get off at a stop, you have to spend 3 hours there until the next bust comes. I did the red route first and then the green route. Both were very nice and you could see a lot from the bus. The bus itself is air-conditioned, but rather a bit older. Not all headphone stations worked. The bus drivers were exceptionally friendly and helpful. One of the bus drivers later even took me to the airport in his private car. Price-performance rather expensive, but recommended if you don't get out and want to see the city briefly during a stopover.

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May 30, 2022

Theoretically, you can also use the ticket for the next day if you interrupt your tour in between. I opted for the last tour of the day at 5pm. This lasted 1.5 hours and ran along all the important sights. The bus itself was getting a bit old, there was a loose contact with the new headphones in one place or another. The content wasn't quite as up-to-date anymore either. That should actually be expected for the price. The on-site staff was very nice, the bus driver tried very hard to drive slowly at all 'photo spots' so that you could take good photos. I recommend this sunset tour to anyone who doesn't know what to do on a Monday in Abu Dhabi (Louvre closed!) with massive heat.

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April 13, 2022

Wonderful and completely sufficient to get to know the highlights in Abu Dhabi in a quick run or as an overview. When booking, you just have to be clear that you can only drive the red route and not the green one (Grand Mosque) with the Classic tariff (i.e. the simplest card).

January 4, 2022

Product ID: 162644