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Big Bus Tours

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
971 (0) 4 340 7709
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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... more » 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… « less
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london
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Hop on and off bus tour. I had a good time on the bus tour in Abu Dhabi. I only had a 5 hour stop over in Abu Dhabi so I decided to take the big bus tour. I managed to see most of the interesting places in the city and was able to get off at the mosque. The... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The first impression was there was pressure for an up sell. Pay a little more and get a second day. Why not a night tour? High on our list was the dhow cruise but we got there found it was a 45 min wait in the hot sun till the next cruise so gave it a miss. The fort and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Big Bus Tours. I’d just like to comment on the big bus tour in Abu Dhabi. My husband and I were on a trip to Thailand and stopped off in Abu Dhabi for three days. We were not sure what to do so the concierge suggested the big bus tour. We had been on similar trip before so we knew... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We booked and payed in advanced and actually enjoyed the Dubai city tours. On the day scheduled for our two hour Abu Dhabi tour, we were given an old bus which rattled all the way and on our way back the air con in the bus broke- at 48 degrees the passengers were at whits end- the children were crying... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

For a family this is a fun way to see the city..particularly if you are nervous about taking on Dubai's multi lane motorways in a hire car. We took the Big Bus 24 hour tour which you can spread over two days if you buy your ticket in the afternoon. There are two routes; one covering traditional areas of the... More

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have had the night tour. It's nice the leader explains everything in detail... It's better to start from the first station for having better seats and views.

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Branson, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We bought are tickets on line before leaving home. We got on at the Dubai mall at the grand parking entrance. Took awhile to find it. Easy to hop on and off. Free Cold water was provided on each bus. You can sit upstairs and it is still air conditioned In the front half. The first seat doesn't get too... More

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Warwickshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The best way of seeing all the sights and famous attractions of Dubai. This tour is a must if it is your first trip to Dubai - well worth the money.

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Melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We took our 11 and 8 year old and wasted an entire day on this interminably boring, soulless, overly commercial excuse for a tourist activity. The commentary feels as though it's been written by an engineer or perhaps a sponsorship manager - if you want to know how many panes of glass are in the Emirates mall, how many square... More

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

Dear Amanda, Thank you for your feedback which is really important to us. We are sorry you did not fully enjoy the Big Bus Dubai tour during your stay in Dubai. Big Bus Tours strives to provide the best sightseeing tours in the world, and we carefully study our itineraries, stops to include the major landmarks and places of interest,... More

Brooklyn, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The Big Bus company has a wonderful program set up in Dubai (and Abu Dhabi). In Dubai I rode both the blue and red lines. I didn't get off anywhere on the blue line but the narration, available in 8 languages, was good. The blue line takes you to shopping, the mosque, the beach, and several prominent hotels. The red... More

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