Dubai Event Management

  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: Varies
From GBP 55.48

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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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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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Voucher Info

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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 DiscoveryFREE Palm Island DriveFREE Sharjah Panoramic TourFREE 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.
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.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: aline34, February 2017

My husband and I did this tour on 17 and 18 November 2016 whilst on a pre-cruise short stay in Dubai. This is a very good and cheap way of visiting Dubai. We were very lucky that the Hyatt Regency in Old Dubai where we were staying had a stop at the back of the hotel where we boarded the bus and exchanged our Viator paper bookings for proper tickets. This stop is one of the last ones on the Red Route which lasts for an hour and visits Old Dubai. We were able to stop and visit the Gold Souk fascinating as so glittery, the Spice Souk wonderful scents and colours, the Textile Souk amongst others. The interchanging point to hop on the Blue Route 2 hrs 1/2 is in front of Dubai Mall this route takes you to the newer part of Dubai where you get to see Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Hotel, Burj al Arab, Atlantis the Palm etc... I would recommend getting off the bus and visiting Atlantis the Palm and adjoining aquarium, having a stroll on Jumeirah beach and a dip in the warm waters too if you have brought along a towel and swimsuit, and having a look inside Burj al Arab and Jumeirah hotel - very tight security though! As I had booked a 48 hour ticket, this entitled us to the 1 hour very pleasant boat trip in Dubai Creek. Refreshments are not free of charge though, so better bring along your own if you wish to sip a cold drink during this short cruise. On the Big Bus, you do get though free bottles of cold water. We did not do the Green Route so am unable to comment on this one. Otherwise, very pleasant/convenient way to see the sights of this very clean Arabian city which also boosts a 0 crime rate, hence making it very safe to circulate at night.

Reviewed by: Brian T, February 2017

Great way to get a global view of Dubai when you arrive. Many extras included, but may not have time to use them all. We did a 48 hr pass and enjoyed it. You get a good overview, and can then plan individual activities on your own.