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
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Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab
Burj Khalifa
Burj Khalifa
Jumeirah Mosque
Jumeirah Mosque
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Emirates Towers
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Burj Khalifa
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Dubai Creek
Dubai Creek
Emirates Towers
Burj Al Arab
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Burj Al Arab
Burj Khalifa
Jumeirah Mosque
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Burj Khalifa
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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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Any stops along the tour
24 hours or 48 hours
daily at regular intervals from 8:50 AM to 8:20 PM
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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

  • Dubai Fountain

  • Burjuman

  • Dubai Museum

  • Old Souk

  • Heritage Village

  • Gold Souk

  • Spice Souk

  • Riviera

  • Baniyas

  • 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

  • Atlantis the Palm

  • Al Ittihad 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

  • 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 30 minutes.

Service runs from 08:50 to 19:50. 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)

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

Free Attractions (valid for the period of the bus ticket)

  • Dubai Creek Arabian Dhow Cruises

  • Dubai Marina One-Way RTA Waterbus Ride

  • Dubai Museum (Al Fahidi Fort)

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

Unlimited Attraction Pass

  • 48-hour hop-on hop-off ticket

Free Attractions (valid for 1 week)

  • Desert Sunset Tour (needs to be booked separately)

  • Panoramic Night Tour

  • Lost Chambers Aquarium and Ambassadors Lagoon at Atlantis, The Palm

  • Marina and Island Lagoon Discovery Boat Tour

  • Flamingo Lagoon Discovery

  • Palm Island Drive

  • Dubai Creek Arabian Dhow Cruises

  • Dubai Museum (Al Fahidi Fort)

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

  • Big Bus Sharjah Half Day Tour

  • Ambassador Lagoon at Atlantis The Palm

  • Heritage Village Walking Tour

  • Arabian Treasures Walking Tour

  • Downtown Discovery Walk


  • 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.

Free Excursions for the 24-hour and 48-hour ticket pass (Valid for the bus ticket period)

  • Traditional Arabian Dhow Cruise - Glide down the Dubai Creek as well as the Marina and out into the Arabian Gulf.

Schedule: Every hours from 10:30 to 17:30.

  • Dubai Marina One-Way RTA Waterbus Ride - Take a ride down the Dubai Marina in a smooth and safe transit service.

Stops: Marina Mall, Pier 7, Marina Promenade and Bayside (To return you will need to purchase 2 AED on board)

Schedule: Every 15 minutes

Free Excursions for the Unlimited Attractions Pass (Valid up to 1 week)

  • 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 Center.

Schedule: Ask staff

Departure: Wafi

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

  • 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.

Schedule: Daily at 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 Quran Roundabout, Science Museum, Archaeology Museum, Museum of Islamic Civilization, Heritage District, Blue Souk, Sharjah Aquarium, Eye of the Emirates and Corniche.

Schedule: Ask staff

Departure: Wafi

Stops: Wafi, The Heritage District, 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.

Schedule: Ask staff

Free Walking Tours for the Unlimited Attractions Pass (October to April) (Valid for 1 week)

  • 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

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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