Explore Dubai with Big Bus Tours

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Discover the beauty of Dubai in a unique way by taking a tour with Big Bus Dubai Tours. With its double-decker buses, this sightseeing experience is sure to be unforgettable.

You can choose from different routes that take you to all the major attractions around the city both historic landmarks and modern icons.

Ticket cost varies depending on what kind of ticket you choose but reviews suggest it’s worth every penny spent! So book your tickets now and prepare for an amazing journey through one of the world’s most beautiful cities!

Kea Features

  • Informative commentary during big bus tours is available in 12 languages: Arabic, English, Mandarin Chinese, Brazilian Hindi, Japanese, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian.
  • Free Mobile app
  • Free Headset 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Booklet
  • AC in every bus

Main Landmarks

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The Big Bus Dubai is the perfect way to explore the city’s famous landmarks.

From the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa, to the iconic Palm Jumeirah, you can get a 360-degree view of some of Dubai’s most iconic attractions. The tour also takes you to the majestic Sheikh Zayed Road, where you can view the city’s skyline and admire its modern architecture.

Depending on the route other highlights may include The Dubai Frame, Atlantis The Palm, traditional souks (Gold & Spice Souk), The Dubai Mall, and others.

Also, you can experience a different side of Dubai at night with its stunning illuminated buildings and colorful lights on the Night Big Bus Tour.

Whether it’s your first time in Dubai or you’re a returning visitor, taking a tour on the Big Bus will give you an unforgettable experience that will stay with you for years to come.

The Full List Attractions:

  • Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Festival City
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Childrens City
  • Ski Dubai
  • Creek Dhow Cruise
  • Kidzania
  • Heritage Walk
  • Creekside Park
  • Jumeirah Beach Park
  • Old Souk
  • Mercato Shopping Mall
  • Heritage Village
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Spice Souk
  • Souk Madinat
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • The Green Planet
  • Wild Wadi
  • Dolphin Bay
  • Deira Fish Market
  • Jumeirah Public Beach
  • Dubai Creek
  • Ice Rink
  • Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Dubai Museum/ Al Fahidi Fort
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Wafi Shopping Mall
  • Aquaventure Waterpark
  • Burjuman Shopping Mall
  • Grand Mosque
  • Shindagha Museum
  • Gold Souk
  • Ibn Battuta Mall
  • The Dubai Fountain
  • The Burj Khalifa
  • Rta Water Bus
  • Atlantis The Palm
  • Bastakia Quarter
  • Deira City Centre
  • Diving Village
  • Dubai Mall
  • Dubai Aquarium&Underwater Zoo
  • Hub Zero
  • Ain Dubai
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Skydive
  • Palm West Beach
  • Museum Of The Future
  • Dubai Frame

You can download Big Bus Tour app in advance. The app provides a user-friendly interface that allows you to plan your tour, track buses in real-time and explore interesting facts and information about Dubai’s landmarks at the chosen stops.

Big Bus Tour Routes and Stops

Red route – City Tour

Red Route Big Bus Tour

 

  • Duration – Approximately 1 hour 40 min.
  • Frequency – Every 40 min.
  • First stop – 9 a.m Dubai Mall
  • Last stop – 5 p.m Dubai Mall
  • 14 hop-on, hop-off stops: Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall, Financial Centre, Museum of the Future, Royal Palace, Arabian Dhow Cruise, Bastakiya Old Village, Al Fahidi Fort, Old Souk of Arabia, Heritage Village, Gold Souq, Spice Souq, Dubai Creek, Baniyas Road, Dubai Frame.

Blue route – Beach Tour

Blue Route Big Bus Tour

  • Duration – Approximately 2 hours 20 min.
  • Frequency – Every 40 min
  • First stop – 9 a.m Dubai Mall
  • Last stop – 5 p.m Dubai Mall
  • 11 hop-on, hop-off stops: Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates/Ski Dubai, Ain Dubai, Dubai Marina / JBR, Bayside / Skydive, Tallest Block, Media City, Dubai Palm Fountain, Atlantis the Palm, Palm West Beach, Souk Madinat Jumeirah / Burj Al Arab

Night Tour

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*it is not a hop-on-Hhff bus, it is a sightseeing tour with a live guide.

  • Duration – 2 hours 30 min.
  • Starts at: 7 p.m. at Dubai Mall
  • Stops: The Dubai Mall, Mina Seyahi, Atlantis The Palm, Madinat Jumeirah, Mall of the Emirates

Schedule

Hop-On-Hoff buses start at 9 a.m. and the last bus goes at 5 p.m.

Buses go every 40 minutes.

Where To Buy Tickets for Big Bus Tours

Tiqets

Big bus Dubai

  • 4.5 rating and more than 30 593 reviews on Trustpilot
  • Free cancellation prior 24/72 hours *(for most tickets)
  • Skip-the-line service *(for most tickets)
  • 8+ payment methods
  • 24/7 support
  • Mobile tickets with instant delivery
  • Convenient app
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GetYourGuide

Big bus Dubai

  • 4.4 rating and more than 20 235 reviews on Trustpilot
  • Reserve now & pay later
  • Free cancellation before 24 hour
  • Transfer (Optional for some tickets)
  • Regular promotions
  • 24/7 support
  • Available in 23 languages and 40 currencies
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RaynaTours

Big bus Dubai

  • 4.9 rating and more than 20 802 reviews on Trustpilot
  • Free cancellation before 24 hours
  • Pick up & Drop Back Service (Optional)
  • 24/7 Online help
  • Best Price Guarantee
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Viator

Big bus Dubai

  • 4.2 rating and more than 108 240 reviews on Trustpilot
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free cancellation *(For some tickets)
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Lowest price guarantee
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Klook

Big bus Dubai

  • 3.3 rating and more than 4446 reviews on Trustpilot
  • Free cancellation before 24 hours
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Guaranteed best prices and offers
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Available Tickets and Cost of Big Bus Tours

* If a child under 5 years of age does not occupy a seat to the exclusion of a fare-paying passenger, it will be free of charge.

Classic (valid for 24 hours) 

Includes:

  1. 2 Bus routes
  2. Dhow-Cruise
Adult  Child Buy Tickets
Tiqets
$76.24 $57.18 Check Availability
Rayna Tours
$70.72 $47.28 Check Availability
GetYourGuide
$ 64.80 $48.60 Check Availability
Viator
$68.40 $46.80 Check Availability
Klook
$71.05 $47.79 Check Availability

Premium (valid for 48 hours)

Includes:

  1. 2 Bus routes
  2. Dhow-Cruise
  3. Flexible Ticket (free date change)
  4. Lost Chambers Aquarium
  5. Ambassador Lagoon
Adult  Child Buy Tickets
Tiqets
$84.41 $62.63 Check Availability
Rayna Tours
$85.35 $60.46 Check Availability
GetYourGuide
$71.75 $53.24 Check Availability
Viator
$85.50 $61.20 Check Availability
Klook
$85.79 $61.25 Check Availability

Deluxe (valid for 5 days)

Includes:

  1. 2 Bus routes
  2. Dhow-Cruise
  3. Flexible Ticket (free date change)
  4. Desert Sunset Tour
  5. Lost Chambers Aquarium
  6. Ambassador Lagoon
Adult  Child Buy Tickets
Tiqets
$92.58 $68.07 Check Availability
Rayna Tours
$97.30 $72.91 Check Availability
GetYourGuide
$78.69 $57.86 Check Availability
Viator
$98.10 $72.90 Check Availability
Klook
$97.75 $73.25 Check Availability

Night Tour

Adult  Child Buy Tickets
Tiqets
$47.7 $30.6 Check Availability
GetYourGuide
$48.60 $31.50 Check Availability
Viator
$47.70 $30.60 Check Availability
Klook
$47.79 $30.65 Check Availability

How To Find Tour Bus Stop


The meeting point for all the routes is at the main entrance of The Dubai Mall (Downtown Dubai – Dubai – United Arab Emirates)

Booking Policy

Usually, free cancellation and rescheduling of Big Bus Tours are available 24 hours before your trip.

Your ticket becomes activated on the first use and then valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours depending on the chosen package.

Tips

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  • Come 15 min before the time of departure;
  • Take a coat or something warm because sometimes the AC is very cold;
  • Take some water or snacks with you.

F.A.Q.

Do Big Bus tours go both ways?

Yes, Big Bus Tours offers hop-on hop-off services in many cities around the world. This means you can get on and off the bus at any of the stops along its route.
For instance, in Dubai Big Bus Tours offers a double-decker bus tour with stops at all the major attractions. You can hop on and off as many times as you like to explore each area in more detail.

How much is the Big us Dubai?

A classic ticket valid for 1 day starts from $47 for a child and $77 for an adult.
A premium ticket valid for 2 days starts from $55 for a child and $87 for an adult.
The price for a deluxe ticket valid for 5 days starts from $73 for a child and $102 for an adult.
The price for the night tour with a live tour guide starts from $37 for a child and $ 55 for an adult.

How long does the Big Bus Tour Dubai take?

The Big Bus Tour Dubai takes from 1h 40min. to 2h 30 min. and allows you to explore Dubai at your own pace on a double-decker bus. But it is only travel time. You should consider time for viewing sights&attractions, time for finding bus stops and bus waiting time. You can purchase tickets for 1 day, 2 days, 24 hours, 48 hours, or 72 hours depending on your needs.

Is the transfer from the hotel included? 

No, usually transfer from your location is not included.

How to get to the Big Bus Dubai stop?

Starting point is The Dubai Mall (Tourist Bus Parking Area). You can get there by car, official taxi, public transportation, or Uber/Careem. If you're driving there, take the Sheik Zayed Road and exit at the Financial Centre junction to get to the mall directly.
If you're taking a taxi or Uber/Careem. Lastly, for public transport, look for buses that list the endpoint as "Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall" to get there quickly and easily. Here is a list of some available bus routes:
* Route 7
* Route 11
* Route 13
* Route 15A

Reviews

People who have experienced Big Bus Dubai say that:

“Big Bus tours are a great option to see all the famous tourist attractions in Dubai.”

“Buses are clean with plenty of seats and bus drivers are very friendly and always willing to help and advise.”

Among the cons of Big Bus Tours, they notice that:

“Some bus stops are hard to identify without the help of the internet”

“Sometimes the bus is not in time, – be prepared to wait between routes down times 20/30 mins of your planning a full day.  And sometimes your time would have been spent waiting for traffic lights”

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Big Bus Dubai Tours offers an amazing way to explore the city of Dubai and its famous attractions. With hop-on-off buses, you can get on and off at any stop along the route as many times as you like.

The tickets go for a reasonable price with different packages depending on your needs. Whether it’s a classic ticket valid for 24 hours or a deluxe one that is valid for 5 days, Big Bus Tour has got what you need to enjoy an unforgettable sightseeing experience in Dubai! Don’t forget to come 15 minutes before departure time and take some water or snacks with you so that your journey will be even more enjoyable!

About The Author

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I am Anastasia, the author of this blog and a passionate and experienced traveler who resides in the UAE.

I have visited every Emirate, every popular sight, and every hidden gem.

I m here to help you make your trip to the UAE unforgettable.

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