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Dubai and Muscat: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Cruise

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See the best of Dubai and Muscat with an open-top hop-on hop-off bus tour and cruise package. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Oman's elegant capital, and discover the fascinating city of Dubai. Get free entry to the Dubai Museum, and take a Dhow river cruise!
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Duration: 2 days
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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Arabic, Russian

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  • See all the Muscat and Dubai sights and places of interest on a traditional open top double-decker bus
  • Visit the Mutrah Souk, Royal Opera House Muscat, Qurum Beach, Muscat's Old Quarter, and much more
  • Visit the "new Dubai" including the iconic 7-star Burj Al Arab hotel, and The Palm Island, home of the Atlantis resort
  • Check out the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building
  • Discover the "traditional Dubai" and enjoy free entry to the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum's House with your Big Bus ticket
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise along Dubai creek in a traditional Arabian "dhow"
  • Visit traditional gold and spice souks
Full description
Enjoy flexible hop-on hop-off open-top bus tours around Dubai and Muscat, and see all the historic sights and major modern landmarks. With your audio guide, learn the history and culture of both cities. This combination ticket allows you to begin your tour in the city of your choice, before journeying onward to the next city on your second day.

Discover Muscat through an entertaining commentary available in 6 different languages. Sit back and visit the elegant Oman capital, and see Muscat's stunning scenery and architecture against a mountainous backdrop. The city tour begins at Muttrah Souq, one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world. Sights include the Royal Opera House, Mangrove Lagoon, Qurum Beach, and the Old Quarter.

Muscat Stops:
Stop 1: Mutrah Suq
Stop 2: Churches and Temples
Stop 3: Hay As Saruj
Stop 4: Shatti
Stop 5: Qurum National Park
Stop 6: Central Business District
Stop 7: Parliament
Stop 8: Marina Views
Stop 9: Al Alam Palace
Stop 10: Corniche (Al Bahri Road) then back to Stop 1 Mutrah Suq

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

The Big Bus Dubai ticket combines 3 routes; the City Tour, which takes 2 hours; the Beach Tour, which takes 2 hour 20 minutes; and the Marina Tour, which takes 1.5 hours (without hopping off).

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

Marina Tour Stops:
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

Simply book your ticket for the first day you intend to use it on. When exchanging your voucher for the first bus ticket you can collect your second ticket, valid for a day of your choice.
  • Twin-city Big Bus ticket (Muscat and Dubai)
  • Muscat:
  • Hop-on hop-off bus tour of Muscat
  • Personal recorded commentary
  • Dubai:
  • Hop-on hop-off Dubai tour (3 routes, 26 stops, and 12 languages)
  • Hop-on hop-off audio guide
  • Big Bus shuttles
  • Dhow cruises
  • Entry to 10 museums
  • 5 walking tours (between November and April)
  • Reward booklet
What’s Not Included
  • Food and beverages
  • Visa to travel between Muscat and Dubai (OMR 5 for non-German travelers, purchase from the airport)
  • Shuttle service between the 2 cities

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Meeting point

Collect your tickets from any Big Bus ticket counter. • In Muscat collect your ticket at: Muttrah Souq • In Dubai collect your ticket from: any of the departure points • Buses in Dubai depart from WAFI Mall and Deira City Center from 09:00 to 17:00. Tours depart every day of the year.

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Know before you go
All buses are wheelchair accessible.

Cruise passengers: Plan your day to ensure that you have plenty of time to return to the ship prior to its departure. If the ship is in port for a full day, you can visit the Grand Mosque early in the morning and then continue on to the tour.

No visa is required in Dubai for German travelers coming from Muscat. In Muscat, you can buy a visa on arrival in the Muscat Airport (OMR 5). Not provided by Big Bus.

Muscat Tour:

The Big Bus Muscat tour lasts 1 hour 45 minutes without hopping off. Start the day tour from the main starting point at Muttrah Souk at 09:00, or at any of the 10 stops across the city.
- Every 30 minutes from November to April
- Every 2 hours from May to October

Dubai Tour:

Operating hours: 08:30 – 20:00
Last departure: 18:00
- City Tour and Beach Tour: Every 15 minutes
- Marina Tour: Every 20 minutes
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Product ID: 23854