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Address: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 800 244287
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Description: Big Bus Tours offer unique sightseeing experiences onboard traditional...
Big Bus Tours offer unique sightseeing experiences onboard traditional double-decker busses, the king of all sightseeing vehicles. With the day tour in Abu Dhabi, passengers can design their own itinerary and hop-on and hop-off at any stop of their choice. These tours offer recorded commentary in a choice of 8 languages and tickets are valid for 24 or 48 hours. The tours include a visit of Saadiyat and Yas islands.
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Best way to see Abu Dahbi is by hopping on and off the bus at different destinations. Takes about 3.5 hours to do the full circuit and more time obviously if you are hopping... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Noosa, Australia
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English first
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Having purchase a 48 hours ticket, the bus filed to stop to pick up people in the middle stops, stop are not well identified and the free cruise turned out to be a "false" promise.... Very disappointed and will ask for money back

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing way of learning and seeing the different parts of the city - especially since we were given lots of bottles of water to keep us cool - recommend this to anyone wanting to explore abu dhabi

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Noosa, Australia
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35 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Best way to see Abu Dahbi is by hopping on and off the bus at different destinations. Takes about 3.5 hours to do the full circuit and more time obviously if you are hopping on/off to take in the local sites. Head sets are provided to listen to commentary in various languages. The music between commentary could definitely be improved... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

OK. We parked at Ferrari World and got on the first bus at 9:35am. But this was the 'shuttle' bus around Yas Island and Masdar City. We saw ONLY the CAR PARKS of Ferrai World, Yas Water World, Masdar City, The Crown Plaza Hotels and the Marina Circuit then there's a 24 km drive on the Saadiyat Road to Cranleigh... More 

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Bathurst
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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

How better to get an overview of the city than to explore by an on-off bus. You get an appreciation of the whole area, with informative commentary on the history of many locations along the route. A must see is the MOSQUE, religion aside, it is absolutely incredible. The route takes in the whole area sightseeing musts and gives the... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The tour itself and the route are good. The audio commentary was excellent. The buses are clean. Downfalls which is why it is getting 3 stars: 1 - Does not provide wifi on board unlike their Dubai counterpart 2 - Buses do not drive long enough. First bus starts at 10am and last bus is roughly 6pm. This is no... More 

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Brussels
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19 reviews 19 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is one of the most expensive hop-on-hop-off tours I've ever been on, and probably the worst. Infrequent service, inaudible commentary in any language. As for the included attractions, the dhow ride is good, but the others are a fiction. They claim you get a 50% discount at the Etihad Towers, paying AED 37.5 instead of AED 75. What they... More 

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Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We caught this tour at the Marina Mall and went all the way around (about 2 1/2hours) before we got off at at the Abu Dhabi mall. It must be understood that this is a city created from the desert in the past 30 years and that there is NO history or heritage to see. The city is still very... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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212 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Although there are few historic sites in this modern city, the Big Bus tour is informative , and occasionally fun but we enjoyed this introduction to this oil rich Eremite. Calling at the most notable sights; this is a gentle tour around, showing off the opulent Eremite Palace Hotel and the dazzling Marina Mall with a long drive to the... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Firstly this tour is much more expensive than any hop on hop off tour I have done in any other city. They do offer discounted entry to a few of the attractions to cover this hike but how you are supposed to get time to do them is beyond me. I got a ticket on the last day of my... More 

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