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Big Bus Dubai & Abu Dhabi Combo: 24-hour Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket, Dhow Cruise, Yas Island Drive & much more!

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Key Highlights

  • With 64 convenient stops, plan your own Dubai itinerary with a hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Save 10% compared to the cost of buying these separately
  • With this special night tour witness the surreal charm of Dubai’s nightlife
  • Includes free walking tour, Sharjah panoramic tour, Palm Island drive, Creek Dhow cruise, Marina Dhow cruise, Desert sunset tour
  • Explore the history and culture of this fascinating city with free entry into ten famous museums
  • Enjoy 15 minute light and sound show at Wafi City and a guided walking tour of Khan Murjan Souk
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 24 hours or 48 hours (as per option chosen)

    Start time

    The bus departure time from the 3 routes are as follows:
    City Route: From 8:50am to 8:20pm; every 30 minutes
    Marina Route: From 8:50am to 8:20pm; every 20 minutes.
    Beach Route: From 8:50am to 8:20pm; every 30 minutes

    Arabian Dhow Cruise:
    Creek Cruise: Departs from 10:30am to 5:30pm; every hour
    Marina Cruise: Departs from 10:00am to 5:00pm; every hour

    City Tour: 2.20 hours
    Beach Tour: 1.30 hours
    Marina Tour: 90 minutes
    Flamingo Lagoon Discovery: 90 minutes
    Sharjah Tour: 3 hours
    Palm Island Drive: 1 hour
    Desert Sunset Tour: 3 hours
    Arabian Treasures: 1 hour
    Downtown Discovery: 1 hour
    Heritage Walk: 1 hour
    Khan Murjan Discovery: 30 minutes
    Madinat Journey: 1 hour
    Night Tour: 2 hours 45 minutes

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any of the designated stops

    Walking Tours:
    Khan Discovery: Departs daily at 1:30pm & 4:30pm from Wafi
    Arabian Treasures: Departs daily at 10:30am & 2:30pm from Dubai Museum
    Heritage Walk: Departs daily at 12:30pm & 4:30pm from Heritage Village
    Downtown Discovery: Departs daily at 12:30pm & 5:00pm from Dubai Mall
    Madinat Journey: Departs daily at 3:30pm from Souk Madinat
    You can start the Night Tour from any of the five locations:
    Deira City Centre (main entrance, next to taxi drop-off area): at 7:15pm
    Wafi Mall (main entrance, next to taxi drop-off area): 7:25pm
    Dubai Mall (tourist bus drop-off area, lower ground): 7:30pm
    Mall of the Emirates (Gate 1, Food Court entrance, lower ground): 7:45pm
    Souk Madinat (main entrance, left side): 8:00pm

    Ending Point

    You may get off at any of the designated stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    The fastest growing city in the world, Dubai’s night life is as fascinating as its hustle and bustle in the day time and Big Bus Dubai Day and Night Combo tour allows you to see both the facets of this sprawling city.

    During the day, you can hop on and off as many times on 64 stops as you wish and explore places of interest, discovering everything from the world famous Burj Al Arab to the traditional gold and spice souks. In addition to this, you get a free ticket for an Arabian Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek, entry to Dubai Museum, Dubai Sunset tour, Sharjah tour, entry to 10 Dubai museums, a Water Bus ride ticket, five walking tours (October to April) and much more.

    At night, you take a guided tour around the city, gaping at some of the major landmarks of the city like the Deira City Centre, Emirates Tower, Jumeirah Lake, Burj Khalifa, Raffles Hotel, Dubai Mall and many other attractions.

    Also, on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour, audio-commentary is offered in 12 languages (English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Farsi, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese).

    Download the Night Tour route map

    Download the Day Tour route map


    Your ticket for the Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off tour is valid for 24 hours and 48 hours from when you first board the bus. The bus will follow three interlinked routes: Red (City Tour), Blue (Marina Tour) and Green route (Beach Tour) covering the following major Dubai attractions such as:

    • Burj Al Arab
    • The Jumeirah mosque
    • Al Fahidi Fort & Dubai Museum
    • The Gold Souk
    • The Burj Khalifa
    • The Spice Souk
    • Jumeirah Park & Public Beach
    • Atlantic the Palm
    • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House
    • Dubai Creek
    • Emirates Towers

    Please refer to the tour map for more details about the route and stops.

    The other benefits that you get with your Dubai Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket include:

    Four Free Excursions:

    FREE Sharjah Panoramic Tour: Known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf,’ see the major highlights from an open-topped sightseeing bus while being entertained by a English-speaking guide. This tour has two stops – The Heritage area, which covers the traditional districts of Al Sheyoukh and Al Maraija neighbourhoods, and the iconic Blue Souk, also known as the Central Market. The Sharjah Panoramic Tour departs every day except on Friday at 10:30am from Wafi.

    FREE Desert Sunset Tour: You will be taken on a sunset tour to an Arabian styled fort deep within the desert. On arrival, you will be greeted with true Arabian hospitality and offered a welcome drink. The tour includes, Camel Riding, Falcon Interaction, Henna Painting and Horse Riding. It departs daily from Wafi, please contact Big Bus Staff for details.

    FREE Flamingo Lagoon Discovery: Discover wild flamingos, natural mangroves, creek lagoon and Sheikh Mohammad’s Royal Palace on this guided tour. Stop by Hard Rock Cafe and hop-off to shop at Festival Centre. The stops covers Wafi, Zabeel Palace, Flamingo Lagoon, Hard Rock Cafe and Festival Centre.

    FREE Palm Island Drive: Take in the views of the Arabian Gulf, the opulent Palm Beach resorts and the incredible Dubai skyline. The stops covers Rixos Hotel, Anantara, Waldorf, Sofitel, Atlantis, Ocean Views, Kempinski, Zabeel Saray and One & Only. Tour departs daily at 4:00pm and 5:00pm from Atlantis.

    Free Entry to 10 Dubai Museums:
    • Dubai Museum
    • Coin Museum
    • Shindagha Museum
    • Camel Museum
    • Traditional Architectural Museum
    • Horse Museum
    • Heritage Museum
    • Al Ahmadiya School Museum
    • Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili
    • Municipality Museum

    FREE Marina & Creek Dhow Cruise: Explore Dubai’s famous creek on an Arabian Dhow Cruise. The traditional wooden dhow will glide you along as the informative commentary explains the creek’s history. Alternatively, hop-off at stop 38 and explore the modern marina waterfront and see the impressive panoramic sights from the Arabian Gulf waters.

    FREE walking tours (October - April): Led by an English speaking guide, you can enjoy the following four walking tours:

    • Khan Murjan Discovery: Explore a 14th century styled souk with goods from across Arabia.
    • Arabian Treasures: Discover hidden treasures and mysteries of the old part of town.
    • Heritage Walk: Step back in time and explore one of Dubai’s first settlements.
    • Downtown Discovery: Experience the most expensive square mile on the planet.
    • Madinat Journey: Journey through a traditional themed Arabian town.

    You can start the Big Bus Dubai Night Tour from any of the five locations - Deira City Centre, Wafi Mall , Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates (temporarily changed to the main entrance of the mall) or Souk Madinat. It is a one round three hour tour of Dubai with a live commentary from a qualified English speaking guide who will point out the highlights of this sparkling city.

    Before your tour ends at Wafi City, you will enjoy a 15-minute light and sound show at the Pyramids (included in the price), the bus will take a detour past the world’s largest tower, the Burj Khalifa, fully illuminated against the dark sky. You will also discover the splendid Khan Murjan Souk at night on a 15 minutes guided walking tour.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 24 or 48-hours Hop On Hop Off Ticket (depends on the option chosen)
    • Recorded in 12 languages (English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Farsi, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese)
    • Free Flamingo Lagoon Discovery
    • Free Palm Island Drive
    • Free Marina & Creek Dhow Cruise
    • Free Creek Water Bus
    • Free Sharjah Panoramic Tour with English-speaking guide
    • Free Desert Sunset Tour (please ask a Big Bus member of staff for booking procedures, tour will not operate during Ramadan)
    • Free entry to 10 Museums
    • Free 5 walking tours daily from mid October - April (11:00am and 3:30pm) (English speaking guide)
    • Night bus tour
    • Wafi light and sound show at the Pyramids
    • Khan Murjan Souk guided walking tour
    • Free Wafi Welcome Card (Up to 20% discount at selected outlets)
    • Big Bus Reward Booklet
    • Free Wi-fi on bus
    • Bottled Water
    • Headphones


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fee to the attractions(unless specified)
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Desert Sunset Tour will not operate during the month of Ramadan (6th June - 5th July, 2016).

    Your ticket is valid for the date specified at the time of booking.

    To redeem your free Desert Sunset Tour, please speak to a member of Big Bus staff at the Wafi kiosk (stop 1, Red Route) prior to starting your Big Bus tour.

    The Desert Sunset Tour starts from Wafi (stop 1, Red Route). Due to the continuous change in sunset times, departure and return times may vary. Please speak to a member of staff for precise timings before starting your Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour.

    The night tour will do one round of the loop, this is not a hop-on, hop-off tour, although you are free to leave before 1 full loop, should you wish.

    Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child)

    Voucher information : You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • The staff were very helpful and we made the transition from one line to the other easily. It makes for a long day as it covers a large area. Well done !!!...

      Linda McLellan
    • Really good tour

      Excellent both day and night very informative. Well worth doing...

      Mary Hett
    • A Day and Night touring Dubai fun!

      Enjoyed a very long but really good day and night on the buses thank you...

      Heather Simmons`
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