At first Abu Dhabi may seem quite sedate but take a tour around the city with its high rise buildings, multi-lane highways, colossal malls and pristine beaches, and it will perhaps turn out to be one of the most dramatic cities in the world.
The Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Day Tour makes sure that you get to explore the top attractions of the city, be it the grand Marina Mall, the pompous Emirates Palace Hotel or the opulent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or the traditional Iranian Market. Plus, you will enjoy FREE entry to the Marina Mall Sky Tower, a FREE Yas Island Drive,a FREE entry to the Heritage Village, a FREE Free entry to Zayed Centre & Etihad Modern Art Gallery, 50% discount on the entry to the observation deck of Etihad Towers and a FREE dhow cruise.
On the Big Bus Tour, there are 16 stops where you can get off the bus to visit attractions or explore places of interest. Visit the places that fascinate you and explore them for as little or as long as you like. You leave the open-top buses as many times as you want within the the two validity options - 24 hour or 48 hour.
On the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in 8 languages (Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin).
The Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour allows you to plan your own sightseeing. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops, sightsee and shop or eat and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.
On the Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour there are 16 stops where you can get off the bus to visit attractions or explore places of interest. The stops are as follows:
Stop 1: Marina Mall
Stop 2: Etihad Towers
Stop 3: Sheikh Zayed Centre
Stop 4: Etihad Gallery
Stop 5: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Stop 6: Eastern Mangroves
Stop 7: Galleria & Rosewood
Stop 8: Abu Dhabi Mall
Stop 9: Manarat Al Saadiyat
Stop 10: Abu Dhabi Corniche
Stop 11: WTC Souk
Stop 12: Al Hosn Fort
Stop 13: Markaziyah Park
Stop 14: Public Beaach
Stop 15: Heritage Village
Stop 16: Dhow Corniche Cruise
In addition to your Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket, you will also enjoy the following benefits:
FREE Yas Island Drive: Visit Abu Dhabi’s entertainment centre – Yas Island, home to the city’s Grand Prix. See the views of the race tracks and drag circuit from the top open-deck. The drive stops at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - the world’s first Ferrari themed amusement park, which is also the largest indoor park with over 20 attractions, including the world's fastest roller coaster, and Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi’s mega waterpark. Some of the highlights are:
Stop 17: Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Stop 18: Yas Viceroy
Stop 19: Yas Plaza Hotel
Stop 20: Yas Waterworld
Stop 21: Ferrari World & Yas Mall
Stop 22: Yas Marina Circuit
Stop 23: Masdar City
The Yas Island Drive departs at 1 hour intervals from Sheikh Zayed Mosque (City Tour, Red Route: Stop 4 & 5) and from Stop 17 (Yas Island Drive, Purple Route).
50% discount on entry to Observation Deck 300 at Etihad Towers: - The complex is made up of five towers, three residential towers, one office tower and the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel. Located on Level 74, the Observation Deck at 300 is the highest vantage point in Abu Dhabi, offering sensational views over the city and the Arabian Gulf.
FREE entrance to the Sky Tower at Marina Mall: Get free access to the glass viewing platform high above the mall, which provides fantastic views over Abu Dhabi, the Corniche, the Emirates Palace Hotel and the Arabian Gulf. There is a coffee shop at the top where you can sit, relax and enjoy the spectacular views over Abu Dhabi. You will also receive 20% off a coffee.
FREE Dhow Cruise: Enjoy the views of the city and skyline on a wooden Arabian Dhow cruise and see the city from a different perspective.
Sheikh Zayed Centre:The artifacts and personal memorabilia documents the life of Sheikh Zayed, the founding father of Emirates. The Museum exhibits photographs, intimate pieces, personal effects and cars including 1970’s model blue Mercedes.
Etihad Art Gallery: It is one of the Abu Dhabi’s hidden secrets, nestled away in the residential district of Al Bateen. The gallery displays an array of exhibits which include 17th Century art, Ottoman Empire artifacts, a 160 million old Dinosaur baby T-Rex, the only one of its kind outside United States.
Heritage Village: This open museum is based on the reconstructions of a traditional oasis village which provides interesting glimpse into Emirate’s past. See how the Bedouin’s used to live in the desert.
Your ticket is valid for 24 hours or 48 hours (as per option chosen)
City Tour (Red Route): Buses operate from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Yas Island Drive (Purple Route): 9am - 6pm; every hour
Dhow Cruise: Departs at 10:30, 11:30, 15:30 & 16:30
City Tour: 2.3 hours
Yas Island Drive: 2 hours
You may board the bus at any of the designated stops
You may get off at any of the designated stops
Dress in loose, comfortable clothes. Wear a hat, sunglasses and carry sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera. Wear comfortable shoes
Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for the date purchased
Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for 24 or 48 hours from first use
Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start the tour from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 or 48 hours from that time
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.
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