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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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Expensive but good way to see the city

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Caloundra, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 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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176 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 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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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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