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Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore Dubai at your own pace on a double-decker, open-top Big Bus Dubai tour. Admire top Dubai attractions including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al-Arab, and Old Dubai, and hop on and off at any of the stops around the city to visit souks, malls, and museums as you please. Choose from a 1-day Classic, 2-day Premium, or a Deluxe 5-day unlimited attraction pass. Tickets include an array of extras like a Dubai Creek cruise, admission to Dubai Museum, shopping discounts and more.
  • Hop-on hop-off Big Bus sightseeing tour of Dubai by open-top bus
  • Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 5-day ticket to suit your independent sightseeing schedule
  • Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Dubai at leisure
  • See top Dubai attractions including Al Fahidi Fort, Gold Souk, Spice Souk, and the Burj Khalifa
  • Hop on and off as many times as you like on different routes around Dubai
  • Make use of additional benefits such as an Arabian dhow cruise, free night tour, and walking tours

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Part of the open-air upper decks of the buses are shaded so you can enjoy elevated views out of the sun.
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Audio commentary in 12 languages
Entrance fees, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Dubai is full of contrasts, having transformed from a fishing village into a cosmopolitan city in less than a century. From spectacular skyscrapers to traditional souks, there’s plenty for visitors to see and discover. So, climb aboard the open-top Big Bus sightseeing bus and get to know Dubai with ease.

Enjoy 360-degree views of the sights and hop on and hop off at any of the stops on the routes. Plus, stay aboard and repeat your circuits any number of times during your chosen ticket time—either one, two, or five days.

Included in your ticket is a range of enjoyable extras, including entry to Dubai Museum, a dhow (Arabian wooden boat) cruise along Dubai Creek, and a panoramic night tour.

Explore the traditional city of Dubai around the Dubai Creek, and visit a wide variety of museums, souks, a fort, an old palace, and historic districts. Experience the thrilling views of Dubai Marina and its stunning waterfront by taking the Marina tour.

See the Itinerary for a list of stops serviced and additional benefits.
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  Departures from Dubai Mall start at : 10 am until 4pm. There are 9 stops on the route with a 2 hour frequency. Full Route takes 2 hours. We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures. To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops. Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.
The Dubai Mall
Stop 1 - Tourist Bus Terminal
Stop 2 - Bastakiya Old Village (bus stop by Discover Dubai shop)
Stop 3 - Al Fahidi Fort (Opposite The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department)
Stop 4 - Old Souk of Arabia
15 Al Ghubaiba Rd
Stop 5 - The Old Watchtower & Heritage Village (Al Ghubaiba Bus stop)
Stop 6 - Gold & Spice Souks (bus stop near corner with Old Baladiya Street)
Stop 7 - Dubai Creek (bus stop opposite Riviera Hotel entrance)
Atlantis The Palm
Stop 8 - Atlantis the Palm (near the monorail station)
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Stop 9 - Souk Madinat (first roundabout)
Points of interest passed by on this route
Burj Khalifa
Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort
Old Souk
The Dubai Heritage Village
Dubai Gold Souk
Dubai Spice Souk
Palm Jumeirah
Burj Al Arab
Sheikh Zayed Road
The Dubai Mall
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and to disembark
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Dubai
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Due to COVID-19 you are not allowed to get off the bus at all." See review
  • "Best to do it over a minimum of two days to make the most of it." See review
  • "Not always on time, which was understandable because of traffic conditions." See review


2,120 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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, Nov 2021
Great bus tour - very informative . Good tour of the city . Commentary very good. Didn’t know about the hour stop at the mall. When got back to bus too deck nearly full
A little overpriced
, Nov 2021
Nice narrated tour with many available languages. However only 1 bus per hour, therefore if you miss the bus at a stop, you will have to wait another hour. The problem is that you don't really know when the bus is coming as it doesn't follow the schedule. We had to wait for 30 minutes passed the scheduled pick up time at stop 6 (Gold Souq). The actual schedule did not strictly follow the map as stops 8 and 9 were swapped. I found it a little too expensive compared to other Viator offerings...
Watch your end time
, Oct 2021
Well organized, enough stops but we got stranded at the last stop Souk Mandinate for 2 hours after 1600 pick up due to rush hour . Be conscious of the time you end your tour's
1 traveler found this review helpful
Mediocre at best
, Oct 2021
Disappointing that there is now only 1 loop running and that the commentary had not been updated for several years. I’m no so sure this is worth the cost at present
Not first class
, Aug 2021
Commentary was a few years old as it mentioned new buildings opening in 2018. all the extra features in the description (dhow cruise, night bus tour…) were cancelled without refund.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Scenic and informative way to see the sights.
, May 2021
Nice scenic tour with good information about the Dubai area. Good way to see the city and get an idea of how to get around.
Weak Tour for Hop On Hop Off, “No Stops” Helped Keep Cool
, May 2021
I have completed several Hop On bus tours in the world. This one was so-so. No good directions on where to meet the bus (btw it’s in some parking garage at the Dubai mall that is not well labeled- I think there was one sign I saw hanging in one of the many, many mall garages with an arrow that said “bus tours.”) Lot of “dead” space is covered in this tour with long pauses of no information. Currently running 3 daily tours that go straight through about 2 hours. Actually preferred the “no stop schedule” they are currently running as it’s well over 95F daily, so the breeze is nice. Information on tour is usually my favorite part, but not much great info- and all the growth and expansion of Dubai is easy to talk about. I’m loyal to Hop On Hop Off tours, but this one was weak. Ticket agent at the garage meet/start point (short petite pretty young Asian girl) was very friendly and helpful.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Superb tour
, Jan 2021
Very educational plus get to see everything in one go and see the things you wouldn’t think of visiting
2 travelers found this review helpful
A must in Dubai
, Jan 2021
Usually I'm trying to avoid Big Bus as it's famous for terrible service, but not this time. Our guide Scott was a great storyteller and the route was amazing. Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we were unable to leave the bus, but it doesn't made our journey less interesting. Thanks to the ground staff at the bus station, careful driver and amazing guide for great bus tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great short trip loved kt
, Jan 2021
It was a nice experience watching all the historical places and old Dubai too loved it very entertaining
1 traveler found this review helpful

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