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Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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icon1 hour 15 minutes to 2 hours 15 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 10 more


Explore Dubai at your own pace on a double-decker, open-top Big Bus Dubai tour. Admire top Dubai attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab, and Old Dubai, and hop on and off at any of the stops around the city to visit souks, malls, and museums as you please. Choose from a 1-day Classic, 2-day Premium, or a Deluxe 5-day unlimited attraction pass. Tickets include an array of extras like a Dubai Creek cruise, admission to Dubai Museum, shopping discounts and more.
  • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour of Dubai by open-top bus
  • Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 5-day ticket to suit your independent sightseeing schedule
  • Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Dubai at leisure
  • See top Dubai attractions including Al Fahidi Fort, Gold Souk, Spice Souk, and the Burj Khalifa
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like on different routes around Dubai
  • Make use of additional benefits such as an Arabian dhow cruise, free night tour, and walking tours

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Part of the open-air upper decks of the buses are shaded so you can enjoy elevated views out of the sun.
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Audio commentary in 12 languages
A Dhow Cruise included with Premium and Deluxe
Deluxe Inclusions - Desert Sunset Tour, Lost Chambers Aquarium and Ambassador Lagoon
1 Day, 2 Day or 5 Day Hop on Hop off Pass
Bus Frequency - Red Route every 40 minutes & Blue Route every 40 minutes
Entrance fees, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Dubai is full of contrasts, having transformed from a fishing village into a cosmopolitan city in less than a century. From spectacular skyscrapers to traditional souks, there’s plenty for visitors to see and discover. So, climb aboard the open-top Big Bus sightseeing bus and get to know Dubai with ease.

Enjoy 360-degree views of the sights and hop on and hop off at any of the stops on the routes. Plus, stay aboard and repeat your circuits any number of times during your chosen ticket time—either one, two, or five days.

Included in your ticket is a range of enjoyable extras, including entry to Dubai Museum, a dhow (Arabian wooden boat) cruise along Dubai Creek, and a panoramic night tour.

Explore the traditional city of Dubai around the Dubai Creek, and visit a wide variety of museums, souks, a fort, an old palace, and historic districts. Experience the thrilling views of Dubai Marina and its stunning waterfront by taking the Marina tour.

See the Itinerary for a list of stops serviced and additional benefits.
1 hour 15 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Departures from Dubai Mall starting at : 10.00am until 17.00pm. There are 10 stops on the route with a 40 minute frequency. Full Route takes 1.15 hours. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.
The Dubai Mall
Stop 1 - Tourist Bus Terminal
679J+RQ Dubai
Stop 2 - Museum of the Future
Za'abeel 2
Stop 3 - Royal Palace
Al Seef Marine Transport Station 1
Stop 4 - Arabian Dhow Cruise
Heritage Village
Stop 5 - Bastakiya Old Village (bus stop by Discover Dubai shop)
7 62a St
Stop 6 - Al Fahidi Fort (Opposite The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department)
Bur Dubai Abra Station
Stop 7 - Old Souk of Arabia
15 Al Ghubaiba Rd
Stop 8 - The Old Watchtower & Heritage Village (Al Ghubaiba Bus stop)
Deira, Old Souq 1
Stop 9 - Gold & Spice Souks (bus stop near corner with Old Baladiya Street)
Deira, Beniyas Road 2
Stop 10 - Dubai Creek (bus stop opposite Riviera Hotel entrance)
Points of interest passed by on this route
Burj Khalifa
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
Old Souk
The Dubai Heritage Village
Dubai Gold Souk
Dubai Spice Souk
Palm Jumeirah
Burj Al Arab
Sheikh Zayed Road
The Dubai Mall
2 hours 15 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  Departures from Dubai Mall starting at : 10.00am until 17.00pm. There are 9 stops on the route with a 40 minute frequency. Full Route takes 2.15 hours. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.
The Dubai Mall
Stop 9 - Dubai Mall
Mall of the Emirates
Stop 12 - Mall of the Emirates
Bluewaters Island
Stop 13 - Ain Dubai
Jumeirah Beach Residence
Stop 14 - Dubai Marina / JBR
Skydive Dubai
Stop 15 - Bayside / Skydive
Cayan Group
Stop 16 - Tallest Block
Dubai Media City
Stop 17 - 17 Media City
Atlantis The Palm
Stop 18 - Atlantis The Plam
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Stop 19 - Souk Madinat Jumeirah / Burj Al Arab
Points of interest passed by on this route
The Dubai Mall
At the Top
Mall of the Emirates
Ski Dubai
Ain Dubai
Cayan Tower
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
Burj Al Arab
Palm Jumeirah
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Dubai
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Due to COVID-19 you are not allowed to get off the bus at all." See review
  • "Best to do it over a minimum of two days to make the most of it." See review
  • "Not always on time, which was understandable because of traffic conditions." See review

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Dubai in a flash
, Aug 2022
My partner and I were in Dubai for a 32hr stopover. We decided to do this Hop on hop off bus tour so we could see as much of Dubai as we could in one day. We did the Red zone first and then the Blue zone. Both fantastic. We braved the heat in the morning and sat up the top. It was impossible after lunch to be up there. Bring lots of water with you and dress comfortably. A fantastic insight into the magnificent city of Dubai.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The tour audio was skipping as it plays on the Blue line.
, Jul 2022
Seeing all of Dubai's landmarks was an amazing and extraordinary experience I'll appreciate for the rest of my life.
Nah… take a metro and a cab
, Jun 2022
Picked Big Bus this time after a poor experience with the red hop-on-hop-off friends on Madeira. This also was not good. You buy a 24-hour ticket, however the service runs for only 7 hours a day. So you’re buying a 7-hour ticket. VERY old busses. One broke down, the next one had no air conditioning. The stops were not amazing. If you start at 10am you could technically do 3 stops on each line. Probably the red line is the most interesting one. For the amount of money you pay it was pretty disappointing. Only positive is most people took the red busses, so we were fhe only ones on the bus most of the time.
Just Money making business ! honestly did not enjoy
, Jun 2022
nothing great ! did not get a great experience ! just a dry run of the places and would not recommend any one to use this service
Nice bus tour
, Jun 2022
It was a good time but the driver told me my ticket was valid for the boat cruise .. it wasn’t ! Upgraded by ticket to be told it cost me more as I purchased the original online .
Excellent way to see and learn more about Dubai!
, Jun 2022
We did both the Blue and Red Line Tours and found them to be informative and also a way of seeing more of the City. The booking process was really easy and the buses run really regularly making it easy to get about and not have to wait too long. The only thing that would have made the experience better was the volume needs to be louder on the earphones; as it was difficult to hear; especially when traffic was heavy/going under tunnels. And also some water would have been most welcome as it was extremely hot.
They need to mark bus...
, Jun 2022
They need to mark bus stops with their name and logo. Had to wait in hot sun for 40 minutes to get on bus after dhow ride.
With one of our party...
, May 2022
With one of our party being disabled this was a very good way to see the sights without all the walking. Would recommend, also we were told that both red and blue tours are included.
Okay but…
, May 2022
Too long an interval between busses and no signage to indicate location of stops. Also the narration is out of date.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, May 2022
Good way to get around and informative tour, not history to learn about but some of the views are great
Birthday Celebration
, Apr 2022
I did like the big bus. My only issue was that the stops on the app are not the same as the actual stops. The stop that was suppose to be at the Dubai Marina Mall does not exist anymore ( because of Covid). And there should be signs that indicate where the stops are; for instance " Big Bus stops here". Other than those issues I really like the concept. I would do it again
Great way to kick off your visit
, Apr 2022
Good way to start your visit and get oriented. Easy to use. Friendly staff. Covers most important sites
very informative and very...
, Apr 2022
very informative and very enjoyable. Loved the old town souks. fun for the whole family. easy to use.
Good tour but with problems
, Mar 2022
The hotel we were staying in due it know where we could pick up the bus tour so we wasted a half day trying to find. Also, the planned afternoon pick up at a stop got cancelled so we missed the connection to the second bus tour
Nice experience
, Mar 2022
I like the see sights I got to explore while using the big bus Dubai as well as it was easy to reach
Waste of money
, Feb 2022
Didn’t use one day. Cruise just take you around the water, no audio, or refreshments. Bus frequency not too often.
Blue route is best!
, Feb 2022
The blue route was the best of the 2 routes, taking in most of the best aspects of Dubai. This included the new versus the old and also incorporated a great boat trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Nov 2021
Great bus tour - very informative . Good tour of the city . Commentary very good. Didn’t know about the hour stop at the mall. When got back to bus too deck nearly full
A little overpriced
, Nov 2021
Nice narrated tour with many available languages. However only 1 bus per hour, therefore if you miss the bus at a stop, you will have to wait another hour. The problem is that you don't really know when the bus is coming as it doesn't follow the schedule. We had to wait for 30 minutes passed the scheduled pick up time at stop 6 (Gold Souq). The actual schedule did not strictly follow the map as stops 8 and 9 were swapped. I found it a little too expensive compared to other Viator offerings...
1 traveler found this review helpful
Watch your end time
, Oct 2021
Well organized, enough stops but we got stranded at the last stop Souk Mandinate for 2 hours after 1600 pick up due to rush hour . Be conscious of the time you end your tour's
1 traveler found this review helpful

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