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 and entry to 10 museums.
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:
City Tour Red
Wafi, The Pyramids Entrance
Deira City Center
Beach Tours Green
Jumeirah Public Beach
Burj Al Arab
Atlantis the Palm
Al Ittihad Park
Mall of the Emirates
Marina Tours Blue
Mall of the Emirates
Spice & Gold Souk District
Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili
Creek Dhow Cruise
Marina Dhow Cruise
Marina Water Bus
- Hop-On Hop-Off Dubai tour (3 routes, 38 stops, 12 languages)
- Desert sunset tour
- Sharjah panoramic tour
- Dhow cruises
- Water bus
- Entry to 10 museums
- Entry to Lost Chambers Aquarium (only with the 48-hour option)
- 5 Walking tours (November to April)
- Bottled water
- Reward booklet
- Hop-on hop-off audio guide
- Wafi discount card
What's Not Included
- Transport to the bus stops
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
You can start from any of the 20 departure points.
Only for transit customers from the airport:
When on transit in Dubai, the closest stop to start the daily hop-on hop-off tour is Deira City Center. The bus stop there is located at the main entrance of the mall. When you hop on the bus you have to show your printed GetYourGuide voucher, which you will have to exchange later on one of the Big Bus kiosks/changing points. Please note that you will have to make sure you can get a visa on arrival to exit the airport for the day.
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Know Before You Go
• 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. 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 08:50 to 20:20, and the last bus departure for the Red, Green and Blue routes is at 17:00.
• Bus frequency is every 30 minutes on City Tour and Beach Tour and every 1 hour on Marina Tour during the summer season (May - October).