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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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Sight Seeing Hop on Hop Off Bus Abu Dhabi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 25 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Tickets are expensive, busses only run in one direction and only every hour, they also have a compulsory one hour stop at the marina mall. We stayed on the bus past our accomodation to do the included boat cruise only to be told at the stop it had been cancelled, no prior warning had been given. As we were staying... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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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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