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Big Bus Tours

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
971 (0) 4 340 7709
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Ranked #98 of 452 Activities in Dubai
Owner description: Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing Tour of Dubai. Discover Dubai aboard a...
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Owner description: Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing Tour of Dubai. Discover Dubai aboard a traditional open top double-decker bus, the king of all sightseeing vehicles.From the towering sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Hotel to the mysterious Gold and Spice Souks, a Big Bus Tour is the best way to see Dubai’s breathtaking landmarks. With 20 stops all over Dubai, you can design your own itinerary and hop-on and hop-off at any stop of your choice to organize your sightseeing day the way you want it. The ticket combines two routes in one, the Beach tour and the City tour and includes recorded commentary in a choice of 8 languages: English, Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Hindi, French, German and Italian. Extend your experience and join us on the 2 hour panoramic Night Tour with live-guided commentary in English departing from 2 points at 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM.Tickets are available with a validity of 24 hours or 48 hours, as Combo ticket for Dubai Day and Night Tour or as Combo ticket for Dubai and Abu Dhabi. All buses are air-conditioned.The ticket includes: Unlimited hop on-hop off facility at 20 points around the city of Dubai from 9am – 5pm daily Two routes: 1hr 45 min City Tour and 3 hrs Beach Tour (without stop) Free Arabian Dhow Cruise (4 times daily) Free entrance into Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House Free Walking Tour daily from Oct -April (11:00h and 15:30h)Prices:Dubai Day Tour 24hrs: Adult AED 220, Child AED 100, Family AED 540Dubai Day Tour 48hrs: Adult AED 295, Child AED 130, Family AED 720Dubai Day & Night Tour Combo: Adult AED 295, Child AED 150, Family AED 840Dubai & Abu Dhabi Day Tour Combo: Adult AED 350, Child AED 150, Family AED 740Bus stops:20 Stops all over Dubai incl. Souq Madinat Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab, Atlantis The Palm, Mall of Emirates, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah mosque…
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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Poorly organised, short on facts and rude drivers - I wish we hadn't bothered spending DHS580 (£106) on this tour today. The buses themselves are fine and the routes are as advertised but at each main stop there were shouting and confused staff and a general air of chaos. The added 'extras' are a joke. We were told we had... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Having just got off the bus tour today I feel compelled to write a review whilst the annoyance of this trip is still fresh in my memory. Me and my husband purchased "hop on, hop off" day and night ticket through Alpha Tours via our hotel whilst on our honeymoon. We thought it would be the most convenient way to... More 

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

a comfortable way to see Dubai in a short time. 48hour ticket would probably give you enough time to enjoy every stop/station/attraction. I took the 24h plus Night tour, it was enough, but I would've stopped a few times at the blue route, but couldn't coz there was not enough time. The Night tour was just almost the same rounds... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

2 day ticket was great. Saw most of big city attractions. Staff was good and helpful with directions. Dubai is a shopper's paradise. Buses were frequent and clean.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If time is short this is the was to see most of Dubai. Two routes red and blue. Includes boat ride and a few other extras!

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Dunfermline
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

good way to see around Dubai. Has stops at all the major attractions and provides free bottles of water.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Be sure to take the "Big Bus Tour" as this seems to be the best way to see the city in just a few hours. Dubai isn't very big, so if you get the 48hrs ticket and just hop on and hop off, you should manage to see the majority of what there is to see. The buses are partially... More 

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Perth, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I only had 1.5 days in Dubai and wanted to see the city. A friend recommended this tour operator. I did the blue city route which was well organsied, the English commentary was very good and it stops at all the major attractions. You can also receive discounted entry to things like the Burj Khalifa (125aed vs 400aed normally) although... More 

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Stockhom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We did half bus tour then took a taxi as it just too sooooooo long to get anywhere!!! Terrible commentary and the bus driver doesn't even bother to announce the stops!! So you need to listen to the terrible music between stops or following your map perfect to get the right stop! Our taxi driver was so cheep and friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Being first timers in Dubai this was a great way to see around. Stopping at all the main attractions and buses running frequently throughout the day. Audio tour guide available in many different languages via the free earphones which is great. Staff friendly and visible at all the stops for help and info. Free water and air conditioned buses was... More 

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