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Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2624HOP
There is no better way to see Dubai than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off Big Bus! This comprehensive tour includes sights of top Dubai attractions such as the Burj Kahlifa, Jumeirah Beach Park, Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Creek and more. Hop on and off as many times as you like on a choice of two routes for your choice of 24 or 48 hours of sightseeing. Both tickets include a range of additional benefits including an Arabian ‘dhow’ cruise, Dubai walking tour, Wafi shopping mall discount card and more!


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Dubai is a city of fascinating contrasts, offering a distinctive blend of old and new; it’s where east meets west. In less than a century, under the visionary leadership of Dubai's ruling Al Maktoum family, the city has been transformed from a small fishing village into a modern vibrant city full of surprises.

Whether you are seeking a relaxing break away from clouds and crowds or a new and exciting experience, Dubai has it all: sea, sand, sun and shopping! Explore the city and see all its sights on your Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.

Travel by open-top double-decker bus and enjoy unbeatable views as you travel around Dubai on two different routes. In addition to unlimited circuits during your chosen time period (24-hour or 48-hour ticket), your tour ticket also includes a range of ‘extras’ including admission to Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House, and an Arabian dhow (masted ship) cruise. See the Itinerary for more information and a full list of additional benefits.

City Tour or Red Route (full-loop duration of 1 hour 45 minutes):

  • Deira City Centre
  • Shindagha Museum
  • Dubai Mall (changing point)
  • Old Town
  • Dubai Fountain
  • BurJuman shopping mall
  • Wafi City shopping mall (changing point)
  • Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum)
  • Dubai old/textile souk in Bur Dubai
  • Gold Souk
  • Dubai Spice Souk
  • Old Souk
  • Old Watchtower
  • Heritage Village
  • Riviera
  • Creek Views
  • Baniyas
  • Abra station
  • Dhow Wharfage
Beach Tour or Green Route (full - loop duration of 2 hours 30 minutes):
  • Mall of the Emirates (changing point)
  • Dubai Mall (changing point)
  • Old Town
  • Dubai Fountain
  • City Walk
  • Union House
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Mercato
  • Jumeirah
  • Kite Beach
  • Jumeirah Public Beach
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Souk Madinat (changing point)
  • Palm View Beach
  • Atlantis the Palm
  • Itihad Park
Beach Tour or Blue Route (full-loop duration of 2.5 hours):
  • Mall of the Emirates (changing point)
  • Madinat Souk in Jumeirah (changing point)
  • Palm View Beach
  • Palm Monorail Station
  • Marina Walk
  • Dubai Marina
  • Marina Mall
  • Pier 7
  • The Beach
  • Beach Resorts
  • Marina Promenade
  • Marina Quays
  • Boulevard
  • Bayside
  • Tallest Block
  • Media City

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
You may board and redeem your voucher on the bus at any of the stops throughout the city
Departure Time:
Departs every 30 minutes from 9am-7pm
Return Details:
You may disembark the bus at any of the stops throughout Dubai as often as you like during your 24- or 48-hour period

Pricing information

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24-Hour Ticket
Code: 24H

Valid for 24 hours from time of first use

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48-Hour Ticket
Code: 48H

Valid for 48 hours from time of first use and includes Sharjah Tour

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Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Dubai Hop-on Hop-off

  • Hop-on hop-off ticket
  • Audio commentary
  • Arabian Dhow Cruise
  • Arabian Treasures Walking Tour
  • Entrance fees to Dubai Museum
  • Wafi Welcome Card
  • Round-trip shuttle service from Dubai Festival City to Wafi
  • Sharjah Tour (if 48-hour ticket selected)
  • Atlantis the Palm
  • Dubai Mall and Mall of Emirates 
  • Palm View Beach and more 
  • Entrance fees, unless specified
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and to disembark
Your Dubai hop-on hop-off sightseeing ticket includes 3 Routes with 64 stops in 12 languages. There are also the following additional benefits. Refer to your booking voucher for information on meeting points and timings:

Big Bus Excursions:
FREE Flamingo Lagoon Discovery
FREE Palm Island Drive
FREE Sharjah Panoramic Tour
FREE Desert Sunset Tour

Walking Tours:
Enjoy short walking tours around Dubai. Walking locations are:
Khan Murjan Discovery (30 mins)
Heritage Walk (1 hour)
Downtown Discovery (1 hour)
Madinat Journey (1 hour)

Water Bus:
Cruise the river with a Free Creek Water Bus

Arabian Dhow Cruise Creek and Marina (1 hour):

See the sights of Dubai Creek from a traditional dhow boat while learning about the history of the famous stretch of water. See where the city’s sea merchants have traded for centuries and marvel at the traditional and modern buildings that comprise the international face of Dubai that you see today. Sail to the mouth of the creek to admire stunning views of the Arabian Gulf before returning to the quay where you can reboard your hop-on hop-off bus, if you wish. Complementary refreshments are available on board.

Sharjah Tour (3.5 hours; only available with 48-hour ticket):

Enjoy an open-top bus tour of Sharjah, the neighboring emirate of Dubai, and learn all about the area’s important landmarks, historical sites and rich cultural heritage from your onboard guide. The sightseeing tour includes photo stops at the heritage area, traditional museums and interesting art displays. A visit to the iconic Blue Souk, which houses some 600 shops selling traditional arts and crafts, is also included.

Wafi Welcome Card:

Use your Welcome Card at Wafi shopping mall in Dubai to enjoy savings of up to 20 percent on purchases at select outlets.

Shuttle Service:
Make use of an air-conditioned shuttle service between Dubai Festival City and Wafi shopping mall. The service runs daily, on the hour from 10am to 7pm.

Entrance to Dubai Museums:
Hop off and explore the archeological exhibit of the Dubai Museums in the Al Fahidi District, detailing local settlements back to 2000 BC, an architectural marvel and museum of pre-oil times.

Atlantis Aquarium:
Visit the Aquarium at the Atlantis with a FREE Lost Chambers & Ambassador Lagoon 48 hour ticket.

Voucher Info:
You must present a paper voucher for this tour. We will email a link to access and print your voucher at the Lead Travelers email address. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Steven T, January 2016

It rained in Dubai very rare the day I took this tour, which spoiled the hopping off part of the tour. I was glad there was seating down below with big windows. Everyone was friendly and helpful, especially the woman working at the mall, signing people up for the tour and directing people where to stand or sit to wait for the bus. The drivers were also very polite and didn't take risks in traffic, which I appreciated.
The only negative thing I can say about the bus tour is that the dialog on the ear sets in between sites was the same on each line. The history of Dubai is fascinating and it would have been interesting if they didn't repeat the same story on each line.
Because I didn't get off the bus, except to change bus lines, I was able to stay on the bus and see all 3 lines in one day. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to friends who may be visiting Dubai soon.
I loved Dubai, so modern and clean. I was traveling alone, and as a single female felt very safe and protected. I wish I could have stayed a few more days to explore, once the rain stopped.

Reviewed by: Annie H, January 2016

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Tour code: 2624HOP