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
  • BurJuman shopping mall
  • Wafi City shopping mall
  • Dubai Creek Park (Al Khor Park)
  • Dubai Creek Walk
  • Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum)
  • Dubai old/textile souk in Bur Dubai
  • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House
  • Gold Souk
  • Dubai Spice Souk
  • Abra station
Beach Tour or Blue Route (full-loop duration of 2.5 hours):
  • Wafi City shopping mall
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Mercato shopping mall
  • Jumeirah Beach Park
  • Jumeirah Open Beach
  • Madinat Souk in Jumeirah
  • Atlantis The Palm Hotel and Resort in Jumeirah
  • Mall of the Emirates shopping mall
  • The Dubai Mall

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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 Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House and Dubai Museum
  • Wafi Welcome Card
  • Round-trip shuttle service from Dubai Festival City to Wafi
  • Sharjah Tour (if 48-hour ticket selected)
  • 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 the following additional benefits. Refer to your booking voucher for information on meeting points and timings:

Arabian Treasures Walking Tour (1 hour; October 1 to April 31):
Start with a traditional abra boat ride across busy Dubai Creek, for a walking tour around some of the city’s beguiling markets. See where merchants have traded for centuries, breathe in the aroma of the fragrant Spice Souk, and hear tips for successful haggling at the world-famous Gold Souk. Your exciting 1-hour tour also visits Khan Murjan Souk, an underground market with magnificent 14th-century Arabian architecture.

Arabian Dhow Cruise (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 Museum and Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House:
Hop off and explore the archeological exhibit of the Dubai Museum, detailing local settlements back to 2000 BC, as well as Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House, an architectural marvel and museum of pre-oil times.
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: Maureen C, January 2015

Fabulous tour. Three tours in one plus Dhow River Cruise, Walking tour of the souks and lots more. Very frequent buses with very helpful staff. A wonderful way to get a sense of Dubai in a short time. Very impressed.

Reviewed by: Rhonda S, January 2015

Great tour just enough to determine where we wanted to focus our time while in Dubai. The guide on the ground wasn't very customer service oriented, actually she was quite rude.

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Tour code: 2624HOP