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Big Bus Dubai: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Discover the charms of Dubai on an action-packed hop-on, hop-off bus tour
  • Enjoy flexible, convenient and flexible sightseeing
  • Listen in to an engaging audio commentary on board the buses
  • Upgrade your ticket to include a desert sunset tour, dhow cruise, and Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Hop on and off on 2 routes with well-placed stops to visit attractions of your choice
  • Open-top, double-decker buses with great views
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!


The Big Bus Dubai Hop-on Hop-off tour is one of the most comprehensive introductions to the city of Dubai, the jewel of the Emirates. Valid for 24 hours/48 hours/5 days, you can comfortably explore the city at your own pace, even if you are short on time. See iconic Dubai attractions like the Burj Khalifa and Palm Jumeirah and enjoy unobstructed views of Dubai on an action-packed bus tour!

Explore a fascinating mix of rich, cultural traditions and incredible innovation. The carefully designed routes take you through Dubai’s most famous landmarks, so don't forget to carry your camera with you. All along, an engaging audio commentary will keep you company on board the buses.

Some of the attractions covered by the 2 routes are:

  • Al Fahidi and Al Seef
  • The souks of Deira
  • Burj Khalifa) and its largest shopping mall (Dubai Mall)
  • The beaches of Jumeirah
  • Atlantis the Palm
  • Ain Dubai
  • Media City
  • Dubai Marina
  • Souk Madinat

Choose from the following ticket options:

Discover ticket

  • 24-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Dhow cruise

Essential ticket

  • 48-hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Dhow cruise
  • Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Ambassador Lagoon

Explore ticket

  • 5-day hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Dhow Cruise
  • Desert Sunset Adventure
  • Madame Tussauds admission
  • Ambassador Lagoon
  • Lost Chambers Aquarium

Desert Sunset Adventure: Enjoy a guided panoramic tour to the heart of the desert, and soak in the warm hospitality at an Arabian desert fort. Sip on traditionally prepared coffee as the sun sets, and watch camels, falcons, and horses, or take the opportunity to have a temporary henna painting tattoo applied.

Dhow Cruise: Discover Dubai's fascinating blend of tradition and innovation on a traditional Arabian dhow boat. Sail along Dubai Creek towards Al Fahidi Fort and the Arabian Gulf, boasting splendid views of the city's historic sea merchant trading ports.

Lost Chambers Aquarium: Navigate the fascinating underwater mazes and hidden chambers of the lost civilization of Atlantis at Dubai's biggest aquarium.


  • 24-hour/48-hour/5-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket
  • Recorded commentary in – English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian
  • Creek Dhow cruise 
  • Desert Sunset Adventure (with Explore ticket)
  • Madame Tussauds admission (with Explore ticket)
  • Ambassador Lagoon (with Essential and Explore tickets)
  • Lost Chambers Aquarium (with Essential and Explore tickets)
  • Meal Deal – Unlimited Pizza + Drinks


  • Entrances (unless specified)

Please note

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

Validity: 14 days from or before the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes

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

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

Desert Sunset Adventure is not a hop-on, hop-off tour, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For the sunset tour, you can reserve your seat in advance with a Big Bus Tours staff member when you take your bus tour. Note that the Desert Sunset Tour is subject to weather conditions and may be canceled if conditions are poor. In these circumstances, you are welcome to take the Desert Sunset Tour on an alternative day.

All essential information about the extra activities like the sunset tour, dhow cruise, and more, is available in the Useful Downloads section.

Customer Reviews


    NIce Experience for the Big Bus tour where you can see all the major attractions of the city, they are perfect on the time mentioned.

  • Doreen Copeland

    The tickets wouldn’t download to my phone, thank fully Hotel were very helpful. Then I got a message saying my payment hadn’t gone through, but my bank said it had. I had to contact customer services who confirmed the payment had gone through.

  • Zoltan Mangliar

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