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Big Bus Dubai: Day and Night Combo Tour

US$ 80.00 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • The Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your own perfect Dubai Sightseeing itinerary
  • Most flexible way of sightseeing with more than 21 stops - you decide what you want to see
  • Also enjoy a panoramic city tour of Dubai in the evening on this great combo tour
  • Freebies include an Arabian Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek, entry to Dubai Museum, entry to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House, a ticket for the RTA Water Bus and Big Bus Reward booklet
  • Save 10% compared to the cost of buying these seperately

Overview

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 as you wish and explore 21 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, entry to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House, a ticket for the RTA Water Bus, a Walking Tour (October to April), Big Bus Reward booklet offering substantial retail, leisure and dining discounts in Dubai.

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. Plus, enjoy a 15 minute spectacular light and sound show at Wafi City included in the price of the tour. During the course of the tour, your English speaking guide will provide an informative commentary about the vibrant city and also point out the major highlights, so that you don’t miss a thing.

Also, on the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in 8 languages (Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin).

Download the Night Tour route map

Download the Day Tour route map

Itinerary

This great combo tour allows you a full day of Dubai sightseeing!

For the Big Bus Dubai Day tour, you can board the bus from any of the designated stops on the route. With this tour you can shop, eat, go for sightseeing as per your convenience. You may hop on at any of the designated stops and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.

The Dubai Big Bus ticket is valid for 24 hours from when you first board the bus, which takes two routes – the Beach tour (Blue Route) and the city tour (Red Route).

On the day tour, there are 20 locations where you can get off the bus to visit attractions or explore places of interest.

Some of the major highlights along this route are:

The Jumeirah Mosque: Built in Egyptian style, the Jumeirah Mosque is one of the most attractive mosques in Dubai. It is the only mosque in Dubai open for Non-Muslims and guides assigned by the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding give useful information about the place and the Islamic culture.

Al Fahidi Fort and Dubai Museum: Believed to be Dubai’s oldest fort, it is home to the Dubai museum. It has walls built from coral and shell cemented together with lime. It was built to defend Dubai’s early community from warlike neighbouring tribes. You can enrich your knowledge about the fort and the history of the city with a visit to the museum. This tour gives you a free entry to the museum.

The Gold Souk: One of the best places to buy gold jewellery, the Gold Souk has over 200 jewellery stores lined with ornaments made in 18, 22, and 24 carat gold.

Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House: The official residence of Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and grandfather of the present Ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is one of the oldest buildings in the city and houses a rare collection of historic photographs, coins, stamps and documents that record Dubai’s history.

Red Route City Tour stops include:
• Deira City Center
• Burjuman
• Wafi
• Creek Park
• Creek Walk
• Dubai Museum
• Dubai Old Souk
• Seikh Saeed Al Matoum House
• Gold Souk
• Spice Souk
• Abra station

Blue route (Beach Tour):
• Wafi Mall
• Burjuman Centre
• Jumeirah Mosque
• Mercato
• Jumeirah Beach Park
• Jumeirah public beach
• Souq Madinat Jumeirah
• Atlantis on the Palm
• Mall of Emirates
• Dubai Mall

During the course of the tour, you will also board a traditional wooden dhow for an unforgettable trip along Dubai Creek, complementary water taxi ride and your personal Big Bus Reward Booklet with many offers at participating retail and F&B outlets.

For the Night Tour, you can board the bus from any of the five locations - Deira City Centre, Burjuman, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates or Souk Madinat. It is a one round 2.45 hour tour of Dubai with a live commentary from a qualified English speaking guide who will point out the highlights of this sparkling city.

You will see the striking Deira City Centre, the magnificent Raffles Hotel enroute to Sheikh Zayed Road, part of the longest highway in United Arab Emirates with 16 lanes of parallel traffic, all illuminated by the evening lights.

Continue past the majestic sail-shaped Burj al Arab hotel and then hold your gaze across the coastline to the sparkling Palm Jumeirah – a man-made archipelago which looks like palm tree. During the course of the tour, your guide will entertain you with commentary about the city’s culture, history and how it transformed from a fishing village to a lively city.

The bus will also take you to the skyscraper city, which consists of Dubai Marina region with its ritzy yachts and Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Before your tour ends at Wafi City, an Egyptian looking mall complex where you will enjoy a 15 minute light and sound show (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.

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Reviews

Well organised and looked after very well... John Clews

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

Your ticket is valid for 24 hours

Start time

Start time: Day buses operate from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
The night tour starts between 7.15pm and 8.00pm, depending on where you wish to board the bus.
Duration: Your ticket is valid for 24 hours The Red route: 1 hour 40 minutes (a complete loop, without getting off the bus)
The Blue route:2 hours 15 minutes (a complete loop, without getting off the bus)
The Night Tours: 2 hours 45 minutes

Meeting point

You may board the bus at any of the designated stops.
You can start the Night Tour from either of the five locations: Deira City Centre at 7.15pm, Burjuman at 7.15pm, Dubai Mall at 7.30pm, Mall of the Emirates at 7.45pm or Souk Madinat at 8.00pm

Ending point

You may get off at any of the designated stops as per your convenience

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Inclusions

  • Double decker bus tour
  • The personal recorded commentary is available in your choice of 8 languages: Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin
  • Wafi light and sound show
  • Arabian Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek
  • Entry to Dubai Museum
  • Entry to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House
  • A ticket for the RTA Water Bus
  • Big Bus Reward booklet

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to the attractions

Do/Dont's

Don’t forget your camera

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Please note

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

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.

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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.
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