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Big Bus Tours

Address: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 971 (0) 4 340 7709
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Ranked #39 of 147 Sightseeing Tours in Dubai
Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Hop-on Hop-off sightseeing Tour of Dubai. Discover Dubai aboard a...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Bus tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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  • French first
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  • Italian first
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I loved visiting Dubai and seeing the city. The central concept of the on-off bus tour is great. Being able to enjoy different parts of Dubai was great. The big cons to this service was the disorganized staff and bus stops. 1- The actual stops need to be clearly marked. There are no signs to indicate where to pickup the... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

At the outset, let me say we have used BIG BUS in SF, HK and Shanghai and enjoyed, but this is a very different experience! From the beginning, there was a lack of information and communication with little/ no signage. We were not told the RTA didn't start until noon on Fridays, nor that the highlighted 2 "free" dhow trips... More 

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

Dear Neil Thank you for emailing us and informing us of your complaint. On behalf of Big Bus Tours, we are sorry we did not meet your service expectations, customer service and your Big Bus experience is very important to us. As per your review, please see our responses below: The RTA waterbus single ride is provided complimentary and is... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I did the BB tour two years ago and I liked it so much I wanted to do it again, even more so as they added a third route and a few more free tours. I stayed in Dubai Festival City and according to the brochure and advertisement on the internet, there is a free shuttle every hour to and... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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147 reviews 147 reviews
64 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We bought our tickets for this bus tour from a kiosk at the Abu Dhabi Cruise terminal. We were sold 2 city tours at a reduced price. The problem was, there are loads of extras with the tour, free, but in 7 hours you cannot do any of the as the traffic in Dubai was horrendous. Sometimes, in certain areas... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We bought tickets to visit Abu Dhabi by Big Bus. A lovely experience for those who like to travel and take advantage of time. The time allocated for sight seeing was not enough but there were not many touristic places to visit in Abu Dhabi except the Grand Mosque. Ticket prices were reasonable and would still recommend it. They have... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We were in Dubai for just 2 days so we decided the best way to see the city would be to get the 48 hour big bus tour. There are 3 routes, the red that does the old city (gold/spice souk), green (beach tour) and blue (marina tour). You spend most of your time sitting in traffic, the buses are... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

As I was spending a little under 24 hours in Dubai, I thought it was a good way to explore Dubai. I went to Wafi Mall to catch the first bus. There run 3 lines the Red city line, the Blue Beach and the Green which goes to the Palm. I would recommend at least the 2 day pass, as... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland
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139 reviews 139 reviews
123 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Despite traffic jams in some parts of the city, the Big Bus is the most effective way to get around to everything there is to see and do in Dubai. The commentary is very informative, the free bottled water is a godsend and the buses come every 15 minutes. I originally planned to make my own way around the city... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Whether it's your first time or not in Dubai, do the Hop on Hop off bus as it takes you to all the important sights and gives you the necessary background information and history on each location. Very informative and well organised! Can do most of it in a 24hr period if not stopping off for shopping on the way!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

It might seem a bit expensive but if you purchase a 48 hour pass you get sunset tour and Atlantis aquarium included. The sunset tour was really good fun especially as you get to ride a camel! Even though only briefly. There is also free water on the bus, entry to various museums and a boat ride. We found all... More 

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