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

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Key Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is made easy with this Big Bus hop-on, hop-off package tour
  • Enjoy flexible shuttle services between the two cities
  • Your Dubai and Abu Dhabi hop-on, hop-off tickets are valid for 1 day respectively
  • Hop-on and hop-off as you please at your favourite spots in Dubai and Abu Dhabi
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    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)

    Duration

    Your Dubai and Abu Dhabi hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 24 hours respectively

    Start time

    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 9:00am to 5:00pm; every 60 minutes. Full loop takes 1 hour
    Yas Island Drive: From 9:00am to 6:00pm; every 3 hours. Full loop takes 3 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

    Overview

    See Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s major attractions with this hop-on, hop-off package tour. The classic package also includes a dhow cruise, a night tour and 4 walking tours!

    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 and FREE admission to Etihad Museum in Abu Dhabi.

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

    Special Offer for limited period only: Your Dubai ticket validity will be upgraded to 2 days for FREE!

    Itinerary

    Big Bus Dubai Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

    Your Dubai hop-on, hop-off ticket is valid for 1 day from when you first board the bus. The bus will follow three interlinked routes: Red route (City Tour), Blue route (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
    • 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.

    You will also get 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

    You classic ticket also includes the following:

    Dhow Cruise: Explore the Dubai Creek on a traditional Arabian dhow and see attractions like Al Fahidi Fort.

    Panoramic Night Tour: Enjoy fantastic views of Dubai's most famous landmarks, including Dubai Marina, Atlantis the Palm, the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa on this tour with an expert guide in tow.

    Walking tours: The 4 walking tours included in the package are:
    Al Fahidi Historical District Trek
    Heritage Village Walking Tour
    Arabian Treasures Walking Tour
    Downtown Discovery Walk

    Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

    Your ticket for the Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off tour is valid for 1 day 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

    Click to refer the tour route map

    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 artefacts from the Ottoman Empire and pottery from ancient times.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • 1-Day Classic Dubai and Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket
    • 4 walking tours
    • Dhow cruise
    • Night tour
    • Entry to Etihad Museum
    • Bottled water
    • Personal recorded commentary is offered on both bus services in Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Mandarin, Hindi, Farsi, Japanese and Brazilian Portuguese
    • FREE entry to over 10 Dubai Museums

    Exclusions

    • Hotel transfers
    • Entrance fee to the attractions (unless specified)
  • 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.

    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.

    Special Offer for limited period only: Your Dubai ticket validity will be upgraded to 2 days for FREE!

    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
    • Well worth the money

      ...

      Catherine Dyce, United Kingdom, 21/Jan/2017

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