Dubai Big Bus Hop On Hop Off Tour

The best hop on hop bus we have every been on, absolutely good value for money. We had the 48 hour pass and used it fully over the 2 days. We joined the Arabian walking tour with Charrie who was a brilliant knowledgable guide someone complained she had started the tour early but in fact we were at least 5 minutes late leaving stop 6 due to our questions. ...Theresa B., United Kingdom – See more reviews
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Emirates Towers
Emirates Towers
Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab
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Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab
Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa
Jumeirah Mosque
Jumeirah Mosque
Emirates Towers
Emirates Towers
Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa
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Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek

What To Expect

Go on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour around Dubai with Big Bus to see the city's most iconic landmarks and visit some of the top sites with the free tickets included. Highlights include the Jumeirah Mosque, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, The Palm, Gold Souk, Spice Souks, Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House and a traditional dhow cruise.


  • Get the perfect introduction to Dubai: hop on and off at key stops and see top attractions

  • FREE entry to Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House

  • See iconic structures such as the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Mosque and the Burj Khalifa

  • Explore the Gold Souk and Spice Souk and browse the jewelry, souvenirs and local products on display

  • Purchase a 48-hour ticket for FREE entry to Lost Chambers Aquarium and Ambassador Lagoon at Atlantis, The Palm

  • Be dazzled by the superb commentary delivered via audio recording

  • FREE Sharjah Panoramic Tour - explore Dubai's neighboring emirate

  • Cruise Dubai Creek and Dubai Marina aboard traditional Arabian dhows for FREE


Hop-On Hop-Off Tours around Dubai
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24 hours or 48 hours
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Explore Dubai onboard an open top double decker bus. With key stops all over the city, passengers can hop on and off as often as they please and see what they want in their own time and pace. This Day Tour combines three routes in one, the City Tour (Red Route), the Beach Tour (Green Route) and the Marina Tour (Blue Route) covering everything you might want to see - whether it be museums and heritage sites, the local markets or the glamorous shopping malls.

Wind around the streets of the city center with the City Tour - Red Route and discover the soul of old Dubai - evident from the remnants of what once was a small fishing village. Stop at the Dubai Museum in the old Al Fahidi Fort and tour through Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House. Awaken your senses with the fantastic aromas of the famous Spice Souk where merchants have been trading for centuries. For a relaxing way to experience the city, board a traditional dhow and cruise around Dubai Creek.

See Dubai's famous white beaches and glistening turquoise waters as you travel on the Beach Tour - Green Route along the coastline. Enjoy views of the Palm Islands and the World Islands and visit the Atlantis Hotel on the outer fringe of Palm Jumeirah. Take a seat on the top deck and marvel at the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure and see the soaring seven star Burj Al Arab, the world's tallest hotel. Visit the Jumeirah Mosque for a deeper understanding of the Muslim religion. Take to the slopes at Dubai's first indoor ski facility or try out your ice skating skills on the Olympic size ice rink at Dubai Mall or just simply take a break under the sun at one of the many beaches. Shop till you drop and discover why Dubai is regarded as the shopping capital of the Middle East.

Explore the modern Dubai Marina waterfront with the Marina Tour - Blue Route and see the impressive sights along the Arabian Gulf. Marvel at the underwater mazes and tunnels with around 65,000 marine animals in the Lost Chambers Aquarium at Atlantis, the Palm and visit the Ambassadors Lagoon, the largest open air marine exhibit in the Middle East.

City Tour - Red Route Stops

  • WAFI

  • Dubai Mall - Route Interchange

  • Old Town

  • Dubai Fountain

  • Burjuman

  • Dubai Museum

  • Old Souk

  • Old Watchtower

  • Heritage Village

  • Shindagha Museum

  • Gold Souk

  • Spice Souk

  • Abra Station

  • Riviera

  • Creek Views

  • Baniyas

  • Deira

  • Dhow Wharfage

  • Deira City Centre - Nearest stop from Dubai International airport*

Loop duration: 2 hours

Beach Tour - Green Route Stops

  • Dubai Mall - Route Interchange

  • City Walk

  • Union House

  • Jumeirah Mosque

  • Mercato

  • Jumeirah

  • Kite Beach

  • Jumeirah Public Beach

  • Burj Al Arab

  • Souk Madinat - Route Interchange

  • Palm View Beach

  • Atlantis the Palm

  • Itihad Park

  • Mall of the Emirates - Route Interchange

Loop duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes

Marina Tour - Blue Route Stops

  • Mall of the Emirates - Route Interchange

  • Marina Walk

  • Dubai Marina

  • Marina Mall

  • Pier 7

  • The Beach

  • Marina Promenade

  • Marina Quays

  • Boulevard

  • Bayside

  • Tallest Block

  • Media City

  • Souk Madinat - Route Interchange

Loop duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Bus Frequency is every 20 minutes.

Service runs from 08:50 to 20:20. Last bus departure from main starting point of each route is at 18:00.

Stops may change without prior notice. You will receive a Big Bus Tours Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Map on the day of your tour.


  • 24-hour or 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket

  • Three routes (City Tour, Beach Tour and Marina Tour) View Map

  • Headphones for recorded audio-guide commentary in a choice different languages

  • Wafi Welcome Card (Up to 20% discount at selected outlets)

  • Big Bus Tours Dubai Reward Booklet with substantial retail, leisure and dining discounts in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

  • Shuttle service every hour between Dubai Festival City and Wafi Mall from 10:00 to 19:00

  • Bottled water

  • Creek Water Bus Ride

Free Tours (with scheduled timings)

  • Dubai Creek (old Dubai) Arabian Dhow Cruises

  • Dubai Marina (modern Dubai) Arabian Dhow Cruise

  • Flamingo Lagoon Discovery

  • Palm Island Drive

  • Sharjah Panoramic Tour

  • Desert Sunset Tour (needs to be booked separately)

  • Free Walking Tours (October to April with scheduled timings)

Free Dhow Cruises

  • Creek Dhow Cruise

  • Marina Dhow Cruise

Free Entry / Admission Tickets

  • Lost Chambers Aquarium and Ambassadors Lagoon at Atlantis, The Palm (with the 48-hour ticket)

  • Dubai Museum (Al Fahidi Fort)

  • Coin Museum

  • Shindagha Museum (Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House)

  • Camel Museum

  • Traditional Architectural Museum

  • Horse Museum

  • Heritage Museum

  • Al Ahmadiya School Museum

  • Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili

  • Municipality Museum


  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Available Languages

Recorded Commentary in English, Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, German, Hindi, Farsi, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese.

Please Note

  • It is necessary to print the confirmation voucher for this tour. The bus driver will not accept vouchers shown from a mobile device.

  • Bus times can vary depending on the time of the year.

  • Ticket Validity: Tickets are valid for 24 hours or 48 hours from the time of redemption.

  • Children below 5 years old are free of charge if accompanied by paying adult (1 child is to 1 adult) and provided no seat is occupied.

  • *For Flight Stopovers For guests with several hours in between flights, you may board at the Deira City Centre stop which is the nearest stop from Dubai International airport Please allow enough time for route loops and if you plan to hop-on and hop-off.

  • Traditional Arabian Dhow Cruise along Dubai Creek operates daily with scheduled departures at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30.

  • Free guided walking tours are available from October to April only with scheduled departures at 11:00 and 15:30.

  • Dubai Walking Sightseeing Tour is a fully guided walk that takes lasts about an hour and includes a traditional Abra boat ride across the busy Dubai Creek and visits to various merchant markets.

Free Excursions (Valid up to 14 days)

  • Flamingo Lagoon Discovery - Discover wild flamingos, natural mangroves, creek lagoon and Sheikh Mohammad's Royal Palace, stop by Hard Rock Cafe and shop at Festival Centre.

Days and Timings: Daily except Fridays at 10:00, 12:00 and 15:00

Departure: Wafi

Duration: 1 hour

Stops: Wafi, Zabeel Palace, Flamingo Lagoon, Hard Rock Cafe, Festival Centre

  • Palm Island Drive - Fully guided panoramic tour along the Palm Jumeirah Crescent. Enjoy views of the Arabian Gulf, opulent Palm Beach resorts and the breathtaking Dubai city skyline.

Days and Timings: Daily at 16:00 and 17:00

Departure: Atlantis

Duration: 1 hour

Stops: Rixos Hotel, Anantara, Waldorf, Sofitel, Atlantis, Ocean Views, Kempinski, Zabeel Saray, One & Only

  • Sharjah Panoramic Tour English-speaking guided tour of Dubai's neighboring emirate offering panoramic views of the Science Museum, Archaeology Museum, Museum of Islamic Civilization, Corniche, Sharjah Aquarium, Eye of the Emirates, Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Sharjah Expo Centre.

Days and Timings: Daily except Friday at 09:00 and 13:00

Departure: Wafi

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Stops: The Heritage Area, Blue Souk (Central Market)

  • Desert Sunset Tour - Have an Arabian experience in the Dubai desert during sunset. Enjoy a welcome drink at a desert camp, ride a camel or horse, participate in a falcon interaction or get a henna tattoo.

Days and Timings: Daily depending on sunset time (Ask Staff)

Departure: Wafi

Duration: 3 hours

Free Walking Tours (October to April) (Valid up to 14 days)

  • Khan Murjan Discovery: Wander around a 14th century-style souk and discover Egypt, Morocco and Syria's traditional architecture, artisans and craftsman. Find great souvenirs to bring home!

Days and Timings: Daily at 13:30 and 16:30

Departure: Wafi

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Arabian Treasures: A fully guided walking tour taking you through the streets of merchants and traditional souks, where you will discover the hidden treasures and mysteries of the town's old part. Enjoy a free abra ride on a traditional Arabian Dhow. Take in the aromas of the Spice Souk, visit museums and get a chance to use your bargaining skills getting great deals at the gold Souk.

Days and Timings: Daily at 10:30 and 14:30

Departure: Dubai Museum

Duration: 1 hour

  • Heritage Walk: Get a glimpse of Dubai's pre-oil era! With an experienced tour guide, take a walk through the Heritage Village transcending your imagination back to Dubai's beginning where inhabitants make a living from pearl diving and fishing. The walk will also take you through the Diving Village, Calligraphy Museum and Shindagha Museum.

Days and Timings: Daily at 12:30 and 16:30

Departure: Heritage Village

Duration: 1 hour

  • Downtown Discovery: Experience an exclusive walking tour through the world's largest mall! Admire the wonders of the world renowned Dubai Aquarium, Gold Souk and Water Falls. Marvel at the magnificent Burj Khalifa from the closest view point. Stroll around the mysterious Souq Al Bahar, culminating at the Dubai Fountain for a spectacular musical show.

Days and Timings: Daily at 12:30 and 17:00

Departure: Dubai Mall

Duration: 1 hour

  • Madinat Journey: Designed to resemble a traditional Arabian town, stroll around Souk Madinat Jumeirah weaving around the narrow alleyways of the souk and out to the glistening waterways. With a wide array of shops, cafes, bars and breathtaking views of the remarkable Burj Al Arab, this is one place you cannot miss.

Days and Timings: Daily at 15:30

Departure: Souk Madinat

Duration: 1 hour

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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