The Big Bus hop-on, hop-off buses operate daily however The Dubai to Abu Dhabi shuttle operates 6 days a week (Saturday to Thursday).
(There is no intercity shuttle on Fridays due to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque being closed to the public)
Your Dubai and Abu Dhabi hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 24 hours respectivelyStart time
b>Dubai Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
The bus departure time from the 3 routes are as follows:
City Route: From 8:50am to 8:20pm; every 30 minutes. Full loop takes 2.20 hours
Marina Route: From 8:50am to 8:20pm; every 20 minutes. Full loop takes 90 minutes
Beach Route: From 8:50am to 8:20pm; every 30 minutes. Full loop takes 90 minutes
Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
The bus departure time from the 2 routes are as follows:
City Tour: From 9am to 5pm; every 60 minutes. Full loop takes 1 hour
Yas Island Drive: From 9am to 6pm; every 3 hours. Full loop takes 3 hours
You may board the bus at any of the designated stopsEnding Point
You may get off at any of the designated stops
See Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s major attractions with this hop-on, hop-off package tour.
The Big Bus Dubai and Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off tour grants access to the Big Bus tours in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Discover Dubai with your 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket, and then explore Abu Dhabi on a subsequent day of your choice. Enjoy a shuttle service between the two cities and visit the places that fascinate you most, exploring for as long as you like.
Enjoy fabulous additional benefits with your Big Bus hop-on, hop-off ticket including FREE entry to 10 Dubai museums, FREE dhow cruises in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, FREE guided walking tours in Dubai, a 50% discount on the entrance to the Etihad Towers Observation Deck in Abu Dhabi and more!
On the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in various languages.
The Big Bus Dubai and Abu Dhabi Tour combo grants access to both Dubai and Abu Dhabi hop-on, hop-off buses covering the top attractions in both the cities. Discover Dubai with your 24-hour ticket, then explore Abu Dhabi for another 24 hours on a subsequent day of your choice. You may use the Big Bus shuttle service (available daily except on Fridays) to travel between the two cities.
Big Bus Dubai Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
The Big Bus Dubai Hop-On, Hop-Off tour operates across three interlinked routes – the Red Route (City Tour), Blue Route (Marina Tour) and Green Route (Beach Tour) – and covers major Dubai attractions including:
• Burj Al Arab
• The Jumeirah mosque
• Al Fahidi Fort & Dubai Museum
• The Gold Souk
• The Burj Khalifa
• The Spice Souk
• Jumeirah Park & Public Beach
• Atlantis the Palm
• Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House
• Dubai Creek
• Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)
• The Beach
• Emirates Towers
Please refer to the tour map for more details about the route and stops.
Your Big Bus Dubai Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket also comes with additional benefits including:
• Sharjah Panoramic Tour
• Desert Sunset Tour
• Flamingo Lagoon Discovery
• Palm Island Drive
FREE Dhow Cruises
• Creek Dhow Cruise
• Marina Dhow Cruise
FREE entry to 10 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 guided 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 will also get a FREE reward booklet, headphones and a WAFI discount card.
Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour
On the Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour there are 23 stops and the bus operates across two routes – the Red Route (City Tour) and Yas Island Drive. The major highlights along these routes are:
• Marina Mall
• Emirates Palace Hotel
• The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
• The Corniche
• Yas Island
• Yas Marina Circuit
• Abu Dhabi Mall
• Heritage Village
• Saadiyat Island
• Iranian Market
• Central Market
The following add-ons are included in this Big Bus Abu Dhabi ticket:
• FREE Dhow Cruise
• FREE entry to Etihad Gallery Museum
• FREE entry to Heritage Village
• FREE admission to the Sky Tower
• 50% discount on the Etihad Towers Observation Deck
Please bring your printed e–ticket with you, and present it to a member of Big Bus staff at your chosen boarding point. E-tickets are named. You will be asked to present the credit card you used when making the booking as proof of identification.
Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for the date purchased.
The shuttle needs to be booked at least 24 hours prior to your planned departure at any one of the Big Bus sales points or by calling 800 BIG BUS (800-244-287). Upon confirmation, you will receive a ‘boarding pass’ ticket with a specific date and time for the return shuttle, upon redeeming the first tour of your twin city ticket.
Dubai to Abu Dhabi shuttle departs daily except Fridays at 8.15am from Mall of the Emirates and arrives at approximately 10.30am to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (subject to traffic). Days and times may vary due to religious holidays and national events, which are out of our control, therefore, please check with a member of staff closer to your planned departure date for any immediate changes.
Free Excursions valid up to 14 days.
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.