Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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From $68.40

2,259 reviews   (4.41)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: Dubai, Dubai

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience a true fusion of traditional Arabian charm and futuristic dynamism. Enjoy breath taking views of Dubai’s dramatic skyline, perfect sandy beaches and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. With Big Bus Dubai, you’ll taste it all. This dazzling city couples the classical with the modern, blending ancient Arabian culture with dynamic architecture and state-of-the-art conveniences. Discover and Explore Dubai and all the major attractions with the one day Classic, two day Premium or 5 Day Deluxe tour with departures from Dubai Mall at 10.00am - 5.00pm. There are up to 17 stops over our 2 routes with a frequency of every 30 minutes on the Red Route & 40 minutes on the Blue Route. Enjoy audio commentary in 12 languages and enhanced safety and sanitizing measure to make your tour enjoyable and memorable.

What's Included

1 Day, 2 Day or 5 Day Hop on Hop off Pass

A Dhow Cruise included with Premium and Deluxe

Audio commentary in 12 languages

Bus Frequency - Red Route every 40 minutes & Blue Route every 40 minutes

Classic Inclusion - A Dhow Cruise

Deluxe Inclusions - A Dhow Cruise, Desert Sunset Tour, Lost Chambers Aquarium and Ambassador Lagoon

Deluxe Inclusions - Desert Sunset Tour, Lost Chambers Aquarium and Ambassador Lagoon

Premium inclusions - A Dhow Cruise and The Lost Chambers Aquarium

What's Not Included

Entrance fees, unless specified


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.


A snapshot of Dubai
Faylou78, 02-09-2022
A great way to see beautiful Dubai. The staff were freindly and helpful. The buses were great with their open top. I could withstand the heat upstairs until around lunch time and then came downstairs to the comfort of the air conditioner. Had a great experience as we were only in Dubai for a stopover. I felt like we got to see alot of the city on this tour. Make sure ypu take plenty of water and wear comfortable clothes and a hat.
Hop on, hop off bus
HeatherE115, 07-09-2022
Great value with the 5 day pass, includes extra attractions.
All staff were friendly and helpful.
Sunset adventure could have been better
Jose_B, 27-08-2022
The buses for the most time were on time but everything went well I would recommend the tour to anybody coming to Dubai
Hop on Dubai
Ray_V, 17-12-2022
Hop on hop off bus is the best way to discover a city. Every time we arrive in a new city the first thing we do is get the bus to get our bearings. Thoroughly recommend.
Great value
belgianwheelee, 14-12-2022
As a wheelchair user I was pleasantly surprised by the accessibility of the bus and the extras that are proposed by the 5 day ticket. A big thank you to Kareem for helping me in and out of the bus very often!
One charges for two buses
KhimaTh, 14-12-2022
My client is a wheelchair user. Both buses are on two different routes on the same day. Only one is charges for both routes. It is cheap. Both buses made sure to put ramp in right place for wheelchair user. The second driver named Hamraz made sure if we were OK when there was heavy traffic jam in rush hour. He dropped us at hotel where the bus would pass. I recommend the bus because you can see somewhere outside before you visit somewhere.
Julie you are wonderful
98gillianp, 13-12-2022
Thank you Julie from Dubai. We had booked with the opposition and Julie knew this but was very happy to answer our question about where the bus stop was for an opposition company. Julie is a credit to your company and a joyful person to be around.
Family with toddler
christiannee2017, 11-01-2023
Just the night I dreamt about with i was young, cozy city lights, skyscrapers, and the beauty of sky full of stars.. The trip was smooth , and the tour guide named cecilia really got us on the mood, she gave the detailed information of every spots, every streets, and explained it well , even my toddler was enjoying everytime cecilia waves her hands from direction to direction she’s more than a tour guide she’s really an entertainer.. When you’ve got to visit dubai you can look for this lady and surely you will have a great time.. Anyway the bus was really comfortable, kid friendly, you can choose the lower cabin but because this is our first time with the family, we chose to go up the stairs to see the perfect panoramic view of every scene.. the big bus is really superb.. I am from Saudi so i have lot of chances to visit the place real soon.. Goodluck travellers i hope this review helps ♥️
Wonderful Experience !! Best Way to Start 2023
Norignia, 08-01-2023
My Journey Started when I got to Abu Dhabi on my First Day Excursion After a Seven Day Cruise on the Emirates. I was now on my Own Exploring the City and I could not have Chosen a Better Way than by The Exciting Hop on Hop Off Big Red Bus !!
This Was The BEST Way to get to All the Most Iconic Places without any time to Waist
The Service they provided us was Excellent!! I was Introduced to the Big Red Bus By Monsy And Shally at the Cruise Port in Abu Dhabi they Offered the Big Bus Service and This was By Far the BEST!!! Great Service, Professional, And most Importantly Friendly Staff.
All the Bus Drivers Were Kind, Patient Knowledgeable
On my Second Day I almost missed the Bus and One of the Drivers Contacted the Driver that was Going to the Big Mosque who kindly Picked us up around the Corner I wrote the name to make sure I Mention his Name but Unfortunately I misplaced the Paper. Sorry!! I think it was Mr, Mahmad He was at the Abu Dhabi Mall Big Bus Itinerary.

Honestly All the Staff should be Recognized by their Great Effort to Assist All Tourists Especially The One and Only Monsy!! You Are Wonderful Your Attention and Dedication to provide Excellent Service should be Awarded You Made Our Vacation One of the BEST !!!
Also, Ana, Cecile, Shally All the Big Bus Drivers in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Big Red Bus The Guy Name Justice who assisted us at the Emirates Mall Hop On Hop Off Stop was Wonderful too.
I have been very Fortunate to travel around the World but Nothing Compared the Service and Wonderful Experience I had in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with the Hop On Hop Off Big Red Bus. From the Bottom of My Heart Big Thank You To Monsy and All the Teammates Bus Drivers In Dubai and Abu Dhabi for Making this Vacations The Best One Ever! What a Wonderful Way To Start a New Year Thank You So Much.
Sincerely, Nora Bueno From USA. Míami. Florida.
Lost & found in Dubai
OliverNu, 29-12-2022
In Nov 2022 me and my family explored Dubai with Big Bus Tours. During one tour I left my cap (extremely rare) in one of the busses. After a while I recognized my loss and immediately emailed the Big Bus team in Dubai. The team was extremely helpful and did all the can to find the cap (further investigations, contacting the bus drivers, etc.). To be honest I had no hope to get the cap back.
At the end of the second day we returned to the cruise terminal in Dubai and one of the team mates of Big Bus Tours awaited me with the lost cap in his hand. I was so happy and I am still grateful for the efforts of the team. Again a big thanks to the entire team and keep going like this. You are the best, guys!!!
Cheers, Oliver
Our New Friends: Minhaj, Sabir and Umer
snawazk786, 27-01-2023
Some people just do their jobs and nothing more. However, the employees with Big Bus tours were all so hospitable, warm and friendly to my family. Minhaj, Sabir and Umer were three employees that left a positive mark on us. We bumped into them twice during our 5 day stay, and it made all of our faces light up. We felt like we had friends in Dubai that were looking out for us.

Minhaj helped us figure out an itinerary for our day that worked the best for us.
Sabir helped us figure out convenient ways on how to get home after the Blue Line operating hours.
Umer was great on checking in on us and making sure we were being connected to the correct bus line (Red/Blue/Excursion).

Highly recommend this company and it’s hip-on-hop-off package.
Would recommend
castigergirl, 26-01-2023
Excellent service, managed to haggle an included sunset tour from the salesman. All staff were pleasant and friendly, went above and beyond to help. The area by the Dubai mall where the red/blue/sunset/night tours meet was very busy but always plenty of staff around to direct you. Really enjoyed the tour, although the commentary really needs updating as many places were not mentioned and the stops were not always highlighted, although the driver did tell us in these cases. The Dhow cruise was good but not well signed where to get on. The sunset tour was a lovely addition. If the commentary was updated there would be nothing to fault. Buses were all on time and staff always friendly.
Excellent experience
Kinjii P, 25-01-2023
We really enjoyed our hop on hop off bus tour. We had a four year old and a baby with us. All the bus drivers helped us get the buggy on and off. The best thing about this tour is the staff who are absolutely amazing always smiling and soo helpful. They really do make the whole experience enjoyable. A special thanks to Zahid (red route bus driver) for helping us today when it was raining. Also thank you to Raju and Ram for being helpful and informative. I would definitely recommend this company much better than other bus tour companies. Thanks everyone
Nice way to see dubai
shirishr2023, 25-01-2023
We bought ticket to Raquel in Dubai Mall shes very nice to explain how we see dubai and encourage us to buy this tour. All the staff are nice .Especial thanks to monsy and sudheer for assisting us when changing buses in dubai mall.
Best way to see Dubai in a short time
BarryZi, 18-09-2022
Thank you Glenda for all,your help with getting me to board this trip

With little time in Dubai this is the best way to see the city and surrounds

The city view from the top deck of the bus is great

Only downside is the the aircon was struggling in the 40c plus temps
So this is how it all fits together…
nauj63, 17-12-2022
Coming into the Downtown part of the city from the airport and it felt like one big block after skyscraper after highway of apartments, offices and transport links. Lots of concrete, steel, glass and tarmac interspersed with the odd patch of strategically placed, obligatory and perfectly manicured greenery. An architects brilliant vision and a story of engineering wizardry, particularly given the fact that until relatively recently, today’s Dubai was yesteryear’s desert ! The Hop On/Off bus is a terrific way of orienting and learning more about how the city came to be and how it now works. For £60 (!), you get a day’s ticket across 3 routes, the ‘blue’ route at 2.5 hours being the longest. From it, I started to appreciate better all the Hollywood glitz, all the Singaporean cleanliness and all the German ‘works like clockwork’. But Dubai at it’s heart ( and amongst all the designer rich ‘malls’ ), whilst ‘amazing’ has no real soul and it’s certainly difficult to experience ‘peace’. Been here, done it…and probably won’t be wearing the T-shirt.
Big bus tour 2022
B5978GJguestg, 29-12-2022
We went in family and took the blue tour which is the modern Dubai. We didn't manage to take the red tour due to time constraints. My advise, go early to enjoy it all
Good experience
Andrea_M, 25-01-2023
Good experience however very disappointed that the last bus from.Dubai mall was 5pm.which we missed because of traffic and had to take a taxi to our hotel
Good stops, but needs improvement (apparently in the works currently)
Tyler_K, 01-09-2022
The bus did stop at many of the favorite tourist spots in Dubai. However, the audio was not great, as it didn't even talk about several of the stops at all, instead talking about the royal family and such, which had nothing to do with the location. The audio also wouldn't mention what stop we were at most of the time when the bus stopped. We were told they are redoing the audio, so that would be a big improvement. The A/C was also not great, and several vents didn't work at all. Might be best to avoid in the heat of the summer. On the bright side; the staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Heavy traffic with a lot of time queuing or on duel carriageways
Margaret_Q, 31-12-2022
The open top bus in Dubai was the most expensive one I have been on in the world and the least enjoyable. Poor value for money

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