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

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    24 or 48 hours (as per the option chosen)

    Red Route - 1 hour 50 minutes

    Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque Tour (Green Route) - 2 hours 30 minutes

    Presidential Palace Tour - 1 hour

  • Start time

    Hop-on, Hop-Off Tour: 9am to 5pm, every 60 minutes.

    Green Route: 12pm & 2:30pm

    Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque TourAbu Dhabi Mall: 12pm & 2:30pm | Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: 2:30pm & 4:30pm

    Presidential Palace Tour: 9am to 7pm, every 30 min

  • Meeting Point

    You can hop on from any of the stops. The First stop is Abu Dhabi. The Favoured stops are Louvre Museum, Emirates Palace and Marina mall. 

    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Make your way to Abu Dhabi Mall.

    Presidential Palace: Hop off at Qasr Al Watan bus stop. Tickets must be redeemed with a Big Bus Tours staff member prior to visiting the Palace.

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

Key Highlights

  • Discover the magic of Abu Dhabi with this flexible hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Explore the city at your own pace in a whole day, even if you are short on time
  • Choose from 3 ticket options Discover, Essential & Explore
  • Listen in to an engaging audio commentary on board the buses
  • Get up close with top attractions easily - from The Corniche to Sheikh Zayed Mosque
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the majestic Presidential Palace, opened to the public recently in 2019
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


Discover the stunning Abu Dhabi, just the way you wish, with this flexible and comprehensive Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour from Big Bus. With tickets valid for 24 or 48 hours, not only can you explore the vibrant city at your own pace (even if you are short on time!) but also enjoy some of the best sights in the city. Hop on and off on 2 routes and more than 10 well-placed stops!

Choose from 3 ticket options:

Discover ticket:

  • 24 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off tour

Essential ticket:

  • 24 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off tour
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque Tour

Explore ticket:

  • 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off tour
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque Tour
  • Presidential Palace Tour

Attractions Covered

  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Essential & Explore)
  • Abu Dhabi Mall
  • Presidential Palace
  • Emirates Palace
  • Heritage Village
  • Abu Dhabi Corniche
  • Marina Mall
  • Louvre Museum
  • World Trade Center Souk

Sheikh Zayad Grand Mosque Tour: Discover the architectural wonder and the icon of Abu Dhabi on a guided tour in English. Return Big Bus Tours shuttle from Abu Dhabi Mall to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque included.

Presidential Palace Tour: Explore the Presidential Palace, opened to the public recently in 2019. The palace is mainly used to host foreign diginitaries and for meetings of the country's supreme council and federal cabinet. Admire the intricate design, the majestic hallways, and the exhibitions that celebrate the region’s rich Arabic heritage, on a guided tour in English.


  • 24 or 48 hours Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket
  • Recorded commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque Tour (with Essential and Explore ticket)
  • Presidential Palace Tour (with Explore)


  • Entrance fee to the attractions

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Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Tickets for Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque tour and Presidential Palace Tour must be redeemed with a Big Bus Tours staff member prior to boarding the shuttle for mosque or visiting the Palace.

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Dress code: As you will be visiting a place of worship, please dress modestly. Shorts, sleeveless shirts, transparent or tight clothing, clothes showing knees and shoulders are not permitted for both genders.

Abu Dhabi is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated route map will be available on the bus.

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).

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