Hop-on hop-off tour

Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Hop-on hop-off tour

Dubai: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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From US$ 71.10 US$ 63.99 per person

Explore Dubai at your own pace with a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 5-day ticket. See top landmarks and discover the city's hidden gems. Experience the history and culture with digital commentary.

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Valid 1 - 5 days
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Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Persian, Russian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore Dubai at your own pace, with stops in both historical and modern Dubai
  • Hear about Dubai's past, present, and future via audio commentary in 12 languages
  • Enjoy epic views of the iconic Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Atlantis Hotel
  • Admire the landmarks from the vantage point of an open-top double-decker bus
Full description

Explore the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Bastakiya Historical Village, Al Fahidi Fort, the Old Souk Of Arabia, the Old Watchtower and Heritage Village, the gold and spice Souks, Dubai Creek, Atlantis The Palm, Souk Madinat, and Burj Al Arab. Board an open-top double-decker bus to admire fantastic views and soak up the charm of old and new Dubai. From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7-star Burj Al Arab, and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, you'll see a lot of Dubai's top landmarks. Pass by the Museum of the Future and admire its Arabian calligraphy-inspired architecture. With a variety of tickets to choose from you can relax and enjoy the ride with the Classic ticket for 24-Hours plus access to the traditional Dhow cruise or make it an adventure with the Premium 48-Hour Ticket. The Premium ticket includes the Dhow cruise and The Lost Chambers Aquarium. You'll encounter exciting marine creatures like sharks, crayfish, albino alligators, stingrays, seahorses, and many more. Staying longer? Then try the Deluxe with an outstanding 5-day pass as you visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium, Desert Sunset Tour, and even the Ambassador Lagoon with an impressive viewing panel of awe-inspiring views into the ruins of an Atlantis-themed aquarium, home to 65,000 marine animals from around the world. This fully narrated audio tour will allow you to discover over 34 locations throughout the city, with daily departures from the starting point at the Dubai Mall. You may also join the tour from any of the stops on the route. Air conditioning is available on the lower deck and recorded commentary is available in 12 languages.

  • Hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Dhow Cruise
  • Lost Chambers Aquarium Entry (included in premium and deluxe ticket options)
  • Ambassador Lagoon Entry (included in deluxe ticket)
  • Desert Sunset Tour (included in deluxe ticket)
  • Headset
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Tips (optional)

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Meeting point

You can start from Stop#1 Dubai Mall or board the bus at any stop along the route. The bus stop is located at the main entrance of the mall and the bus departs from the lower ground tourist bus parking. Dhow cruises depart at 11 AM; 1 PM and 4 PM from near Stop #5 (Arabian Dhow Cruise, Al Seef Street Dhow Cruise mooring, opposite the Ministry of Defence building).

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Important information

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  • All buses have a ramp for wheelchair access
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 2287 reviews

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Alright. Expensive, compared to other destinations. If you want to do both lines on the same day, red and blue, the journeys are long and you don't have time to get off and catch a bus later. You have to stay on the bus. For those who stay longer, it is better to take the two or three day pass.

March 18, 2023

Easy to find stop at Dubai Mall. Staff very friendly and helpful. The Voyager was quickly exchanged for the ticket. The stops on the individual lines are not signposted, and unfortunately very difficult to find unless you take a picture of where you got off. Finding the jetty for the Doufahrt was also very difficult. Sometimes a bus just failed. Sometimes he was half an hour late, especially in the evening hours, this was probably due to the heavy traffic. The aquarium is quite nice, but very small, whether it's worth the walk up to the palm tree is questionable, otherwise there isn't much to do on the palm tree, perhaps it's better to visit the aquarium in the Dubai Mall.

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March 8, 2023

Great tour, definitely take both routes (blue and red)! Great impression of Dubai old and new! The information on the tours via the audio guide gives a lot of information about the development of Dubai and helps to get to know the city. You can get the original ticket at the Dubai Mall directly at the bus zone from the employees there who print it out on their mobile devices. Tip: The voucher via GetYourGuide does not entitle you to get on the bus and you have to show the printed original ticket to the bus driver every time you get on the bus again, so keep it handy :-)

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February 14, 2023

Product ID: 5105