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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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Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Including Yas Island and Sky Tower
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Abu Dhabi in a Day

We came from Dubai. Rode the free shuttle and got there around 10 am. Before heading out, make sure you plan your trip well. During Ramadan, the Grand Mosque closes by 2pm so they... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Olongapo, Philippines
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Olongapo, Philippines
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We came from Dubai. Rode the free shuttle and got there around 10 am. Before heading out, make sure you plan your trip well. During Ramadan, the Grand Mosque closes by 2pm so they will take you there first. If you wanna go to Yas Island, the bus is only every few hours unlike the one in Dubai which is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I came away from this tour feeling completely mislead and ripped off. Upon arriving on the bus, I had to change seats a number of times because the headphone sockets were either not working or transmitting very poor quality and distorted sound. In addition, because it was Ramadan, all of the included benefits of the tour were either unavailable or... More 

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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours Abu Dhabi, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which is very important to us. We are sorry you did not fully enjoy your experience with us and have reported the sound problems you have highlighted to our Fleet Manager. All headphone sockets and sound systems on our buses are checked on a daily basis to ensure they are fully operational. With regards to... More 

Perth, Australia
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This sort of tour is the first thing I do when visiting a new city, and this particular one on a friday in Ramadan was the worst ever. I arrived at the airport at 6.30am and got to the Big Bus starting point at 8.00, planning to spend the full day sight seeing before my flight that evening. No such... More 

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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours Abu Dhabi, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback which is important to us. We We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your experience with Big Bus Tours in Abu Dhabi. During the Holy Month of Ramadan, certain attractions are closed and we make sure all our passengers are informed of this, including on our website. We provide all our passengers with... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I've always been a great fan of Hop on & Hop Off buses as a way of seeing the sites of a strange city. I've had better experiences as I found the service slow and a bit intermittent, staff cheerful and helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This tour is an absolutely easy and great way to view the city, staff are extremely helpful with advise and assistance. Great day out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The best way to seee arround Abudhabi in Yas Island...Avilable in 30min intervals to most main tourist spots.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very expensive!! The bus only runs approx every hour and does not coordinate with other things to do...... Ended up getting taxis instead rather than wait around for the bus. Taxis are cheap so don't waste money on the bus just use taxis instead...much easier

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Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was my first trip to UAE and Abu Dhabi. I absolutely loved it My better half was working so I bought a 2 day ticket for the Big Bus. Can't say enough about this experience. The.big bus Hits all the major sites, and I loved being able to get off and wander around and catch another one later to... More 

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Silverdale, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As stated in earlier reviews, over rated, especially the two hour YAS tour, bus only runs every three hours so your stuck unless you choose to do the amusement rides etc. I would suggest getting the tour stop guide and do Uber!

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Caloundra, Australia
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420 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a pretty good way to see the city, but very expensive. Not sure if it is with the value. Free bottled water which was good. Commentary was good. We only had a few days to spend in Abu Dhabi and thought this would be a good way to see the city. After doing the circuit there was no... More 

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Address: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: +971 800 244287
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi

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