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Big Bus Abu Dhabi: Hop-On, Hop-Off Ticket, Dhow Cruise, Yas Island Drive, Attraction Pass & much more!

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Key Highlights

  • Covers all the major landmarks of the city
  • Hop on at your own convenience and hop off at your favourite spot
  • Choose from a Classic, Premium and Deluxe ticket and enjoy additional benefits!
  • Explore the Yas Island, home to the city’s Grand Prix
  • Enjoy free entry to the Marina Mall Sky Tower and Heritage Village
  • Enjoy a FREE Arabian Dhow Cruise
  • Get a Big City Pass with Deluxe ticket and enjoy savings up to 85% on attractions
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 1, 2 or 3 days (as per option chosen)

    Start time

    City Tour (Red Route): Buses operate from 9:00am to 5:00pm; every 60 mins
    Yas Island Drive (Green Route): 10:00am - 4:00pm; every 3 hours
    Dhow Cruise: Departs at 10:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm & 4:30pm
    Complete Loop:
    City Tour: 1 hour
    Yas Island Drive: 2 hours

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any of the designated stops

    Ending Point

    You may get off at any of the designated stops.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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, choose to enjoy FREE entry to the Marina Mall Sky Tower, a FREE Yas Island Drive,a FREE entry to the Heritage Village, a FREE entry to Zayed Centre & Etihad Modern Art Gallery, 50% discount on the entry to the observation deck of Etihad Towers and a FREE Corniche cruise.

    On the Big Bus Tour, you can get off the bus at the well-located stops 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. Choose from three ticket options – Classic, Premium and Deluxe, and leave the open-top buses as many times as you want within the three validity options – 1, 2 and 3-day.

    On the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in multiple languages.

    Download the tour route map


    Your ticket for the Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off tour is valid for 1, 2 or 3 days from when you first board the bus. The bus will follow three interlinked routes: Red route (City Tour), Green route (Yas Tour) and Blue route (Dhow Cruise), covering the following major Abu Dhabi attractions such as:

    • Sheikh Zayed Mosque
    • Emirates Palace
    • Etihad Museum
    • Heritage Village
    • Ferrari World
    • F1 Marina Circuit
    • Yas Waterworld
    • Corniche
    • Lulu Island
    • Marina Creek
    • Abu Dhabi Skyline

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

    In addition, enjoy FREE access to Etihad Museum where you will discover a range of artworks dating back to the 17th century, as well as artifacts from the Ottoman Empire and pottery from ancient times.

    You may choose from three Dubai hop-on, hop-off ticket options, which are as follows:

    Classic Ticket
    Validity: 1 day

    Free entry to Etihad Museum
    Free water and WiFi

    Premium Ticket
    Validity: 2 days
    Attraction tickets are valid for 1 day

    Free entry to Etihad Museum
    Capital Corniche Cruise
    Free water and WiFi

    Deluxe Ticket
    Validity: 3 days
    Attraction tickets are valid for 7 days

    Free entry to Etihad Museum
    Capital Corniche Cruise
    Save up to 85% on Abu Dhabi attractions with the 7-Day Big City Pass that includes unlimited entry to 20 attractions. The pass also includes a FREE Arabian dhow cruise, FREE Sharjah half day tour, FREE night tour and more. Click here for attractions list
    Free water and WiFi

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour (City Tour & Yas Island Drive)
    • Personal recorded commentary is offered in your choice of 8 languages: English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
    • Etihad Museum Journey
    • Capital Corniche Cruise (with Premium and Deluxe ticket)
    • 7-Day Big Bus City Pass (with Deluxe ticket)
    • FREE Bottled Water
    • FREE WiFi


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

    Please note

    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.

    Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for the date purchased.

    Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for 1, 2 or 3 days 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 1 day or 2 days 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)

    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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