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

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Hop on, Hop off tour: 1, 2 or 5 days

    Desert Sunset Adventure: 2 hours, 30 minutes (bus transfer time is 50 minutes each way)

  • Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off: 9am to 5pm, every 20-30 minutes (depending on the route)

    Dhow cruise: 11am, 1pm, 4pm

    Desert Sunset Adventure: 4:30pm 

    Timings and stops are subject to change. Please check the Useful Downloads section for the timetable.

  • Meeting Point

    Hop on, Hop off tour: You can hop on the bus at any of the stops. The first stop is Dubai Mall.

    Dhow cruise: Departs from near Stop #4 (Arabian Dhow Cruise, Al Seef Street Dhow Cruise mooring, opposite the Ministry of Defense building)

    Desert Sunset Adventure: Dubai Mall (Entrance A)

  • Ending Point

    You can hop off at any of the stops

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
  • Open-top, double-decker buses with great views
  • Choose from classic, premium and deluxe ticket options
  • 2 routes with well-placed stops
  • Validity: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking
  • 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 among the Emirates. Valid for 1/2/5 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!

From the towering Burj Khalifa, the 7 star Burj Al Arab and Atlantis the Palm to the exotic spice souk, soak in Dubai's charms from open-top, double-decker buses and enjoy sightseeing at your own leisurely pace. 

The City of Gold is home to 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 come keep you company on board the buses, get you acquainted with Dubai even better.

Choose from the following ticket options:

Classic ticket

  • 1-day hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Dhow cruise

Premium ticket

  • 2-day hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Dhow cruise
  • Ambassador Lagoon
  • Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Free mobile app

Deluxe ticket

  • 5-day hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Dhow Cruise
  • Desert Sunset Adventure
  • Ambassador Lagoon
  • Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Free mobile app

Desert Sunset Adventure (with Deluxe ticket): Enjoy a 2-hour and 30-minute guided panoramic tour to the heart of the desert, 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 (with all tickets): Discover Dubai's fascinating blend of tradition and innovation on a traditional Arabian dhow boat. This 1-hour cruise takes you along Dubai creek towards Al Fahidi Fort and the Arabian gulf, boasting splendid views of the city's historic sea merchant trading ports.


  • 1/2/5-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket
  • Recorded commentary in English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Farsi, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese
  • Dhow cruise 
  • Desert Sunset Adventure (with Deluxe ticket)
  • Ambassador Lagoon (with Premium and Deluxe ticket)
  • Lost Chambers (Premium and Deluxe ticket)


  • 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: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes

Please note that face masks are mandatory on bus tours.

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.

With a series of enhanced hygiene and social distancing measures, our tours will continue to supply headsets (recommend getting your own headsets) and hand sanitizers.

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

Please download the Big Bus App to receive service notifications.

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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