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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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The best way to Abu Dhabi is Big Bus. There are lot of spots and also rates are affordable. It covers almost all the spot to see. The best feature is there hop off hop on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The best way to Abu Dhabi is Big Bus. There are lot of spots and also rates are affordable. It covers almost all the spot to see. The best feature is there hop off hop on feature.

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

Dear Sameer, Thank you for taking the time to post your pleasant review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Abu Dhabi and look forward to welcome you on-board the Big Bus Dubai and Muscat in addition to all the other global cities we are present at. Best Regards, More 

Dublin, CA
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a “mixed” review. If I base the review on the 1 day (24 hour) ticket @ about $59, I would give it 2*. If I was able to utilize the 48 hour ticket (only $9 more), my review would likely be much more positive (i.e. 4*). The tour consist of 3 primary routes (Red – Old City, Green... More 

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

Dear Pbaudit, We would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you experienced a long wait for an available bus, at a few stops, on your recent trip. While our buses are quite punctual with fixed schedules, we will ensure that timings are further suited to give... More 

Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

nice experience very new to me , yea i saw Abu Dhabi in one day but i felt like im diying cuz it was very very hot and sunny ...

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

Thank you for your review which is important to us. We are glad you enjoyed the Big Bus Abu Dhabi tour, despite the high temperatures during the summer months. Our double-decker buses all have compartments with AC and fresh water bottles on board to offer the best experience to our guests. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon... More 

Olongapo, Philippines
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50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours Abu Dhabi, responded to this review

Thank you for your review which means a lot to us. We have taken note of your comments and submitted them to our Operations team. Kindly note that timings do change depending on the season, number of stops, new stops we add on the itinerary (etc.) thus it is preferable not to mention them on the map to avoid any... More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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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56 reviews
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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 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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BigBusToursUAE, Manager at Big Bus Tours Abu Dhabi, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review which means a lot to us. We are glad you enjoyed the tour of Abu Dhabi on board the Big Bus and we look forward to welcoming you again on board the Big Bus, Kind regards BIG BUS MANAGEMENT More 

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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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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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