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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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Good introduction to this modern city

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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348 reviews 348 reviews
203 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I had an unexpected layover at AUH after missing my connecting flight. The airline placed me in a hotel. I arrived at my hotel around noon. So after settling in and eating lunch it was close to 3pm. I wanted to make the most of my overnight stay so I decided to do the big bus tour. They cover all... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We took the bus from Yas Island where we were staying. It toured the area then made its way to the transfer point where you change onto the city tour an hour and a half later. We got off at the marina mall and the heritage village then travelled to the mosque for a tour. After visiting the mosque we... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Perhaps we went on a bad day. We have done this type of tour all of the world, but it was extremely disappointing. It was just riding in traffic with a few words here or there. I could not recommend this at all. Instead, do the Yellow Boat tour.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

this was by far the best of our three tours in the uae and Oman . In the morning we took the route which takes in the Ferrari World and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix track. The afternoon session included the mosque which is a must and definitely the best thing we saw in our time in the uae. Abu... More 

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Javea, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a fairly new service and they use that as an excuse for their failings. They had no timetables they stop at 5.00pm and there are no signs at several of the places they stop making them difficult to find. They also run a small shuttle service from one of their stops but despite being at that stop no... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited Abu Dhabi on a cruise and the bus company had a stand in the cruise terminal. They were very persuasive and sold us tickets for Abu Dhabi and for Dubai in a package. We found out later that it would have been better to take a red bus tour especially as we had a receipt from another tour... More 

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West Thurrock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Took a day tour of Abu Dhabi city, the tour was ok but not explained properly so we missed some of the sights. the staff was helpful somewhat. despite misinformation I did enjoy the day to some degree.

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We decided to take a Big Bus tour in Abu Dhabi after doing a 2 day tour in Dubai that we absolutely loved! We found the Abu Dhabi tour disappointing. The busses came less frequently and were very crowded - we couldn't find a seat on one after waiting over 20 minutes because other people pushed ahead of us! There... More 

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