Dubai is a city that boasts many attractions and landmarks, and the best way to explore them all is by taking a Big Bus Tour. Big Bus Tours is a popular sightseeing tour company that operates in over 20 cities worldwide, including Dubai. They offer a unique and flexible way to explore the city’s iconic landmarks, stunning beaches, and towering skyscrapers.
Big Bus Tours has a fleet of open-top double-decker buses that operate on several routes across Dubai. These buses provide a fun and comfortable way to see the city’s top attractions while enjoying the warm sunshine and stunning views. The company offers different types of tickets that cater to different needs, including hop-on-hop-off tickets, night tours, and combination tickets that include entry to popular attractions.
One of the most popular ways to explore Dubai with Big Bus Tours is by taking the hop-on-hop-off tour. This type of ticket allows you to get on and off the bus as many times as you like at any of the designated stops along the route. This gives you the flexibility to explore the city at your own pace and spend as much time as you like at each attraction.
The hop-on-hop-off tour has two routes – the City Tour and the Beach Tour. The City Tour takes you through the heart of Dubai, where you can see the iconic Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Dubai Museum, and many other landmarks. The Beach Tour takes you along the stunning coastline, where you can enjoy the sea breeze and see famous attractions such as the Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Mosque, and the Dubai Marina.
Both tours have live commentary in multiple languages, giving you a detailed insight into the history, culture, and architecture of the city. The commentary is informative, engaging, and often includes interesting facts and trivia about the attractions you’re passing by.
Another popular option offered by Big Bus Tours is the night tour. This tour takes you on a journey through the city’s illuminated skyline, showcasing Dubai’s famous landmarks and attractions in a whole new light. The tour takes approximately two hours, and you’ll see the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and the Dubai Fountain, all beautifully lit up at night.
The night tour is a romantic and memorable way to experience the city, making it perfect for couples looking for a romantic night out. The buses used for the night tour are specially designed for night-time tours, featuring ambient lighting and a relaxed atmosphere.
If you’re looking to explore Dubai’s top attractions, Big Bus Tours also offers combination tickets that include entry to popular attractions such as the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and the Dubai Museum. These combination tickets are a great way to save money and time, as they allow you to skip the lines and go straight to the front of the queue.
The Burj Khalifa combo ticket is particularly popular, as it allows you to skip the long queues and take the high-speed elevator to the 124th floor observation deck. From there, you’ll have a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding desert, making it an unforgettable experience.
Overall, Big Bus Tours is an excellent way to explore Dubai’s top attractions, landmarks, and scenic beauty. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a long-time resident, there’s always something new to discover in this amazing city. The tours are flexible, fun, and informative, and they provide an excellent opportunity to learn about Dubai’s rich history and culture.
The buses used by Big Bus Tours are modern, comfortable, and designed with your comfort in mind. The open-top design allows you to enjoy the warm sunshine and stunning views, while the live commentary and audio guides provide an informative and engaging commentary
Where can I buy a ticket for the tour?
You can purchase tickets from this website here.
Is there a commentary available in my language?
The Big Bus Dubai sightseeing tour offers entertaining and informative pre-recorded commentary in 12 languages: - English - Arabic - French - German - Italian - Spanish - Russian - Hindi - Farsi - Japanese - Brazilian Portuguese - Mandarin Chinese. The commentary is broadcast via complimentary earphones that you will receive when you board the bus.
What time do tours start and how often do buses run?
Please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on tour start times and frequency.
Can I join the tour from any of the stops on your route?
Yes. To find the stop closest to you please click here.
Tell me about the Big Bus tour?
Big Bus Tours offers sightseeing tours of Dubai by open-top double-decker bus. Commentary is provided in a choice of 12 languages. You may hop on and off at any of our stops to visit attractions and places of interest.
What can I see and visit?
Bus stops are conveniently located near popular landmarks and attractions, so you are able to hop on and hop off the tour as you please. You can hop on and off as many times as you wish and are of course welcome to stay on board for the entire route. Visit our Discover Dubai page to learn about what you can see and visit on our tour.
How long does the tour take?
Please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on tour durations.
I have a few hours stopover between my flights and want to take a tour. Which is the nearest stop to the airport?
Dubai Creek (Red Route, Stop 7) is the nearest stop to Dubai International airport. The best way to get there from the airport is via a short taxi ride.
How does the website discount work?
We regularly provide special offers on tickets available to purchase online. Take a look at our current ticket offers.
Is there a discount available for groups?
Yes, discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. To find out more, submit an enquiry using our group booking information page.
Is it possible to hire one of the open-top buses for a private event?
Yes, buses are available for private hires and charters. For more information or to receive a quote, please submit an enquiry via our private hires and charters page.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes discounts are available for groups of twenty or more. For more information on group sales, please contact us.
What is the child ticketing policy?
A child ticket is available for children aged between 5 and 15 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 4 years and under may travel free of charge. Strollers and pushchairs must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.
How will I know where to get off?
The pre-recorded commentary on the bus will announce each stop by number and location as the bus approaches. Please refer to our routes & maps information to plan which stops you would like to hop off at.
How do I redeem my ticket?
Show your printed ticket to a member of staff at one of our stops or aboard the bus. They'll issue you a receipt that you'll be able to use to hop on the bus throughout the validity of your ticket. If you requested to have your tickets sent via SMS, remember that there is no need to print your tickets. Just bring your phone with you with the ticket page open to show it to one of our on street staff who will issue you your ticket.
Are the buses wheelchair accessible?
Yes, most of our buses are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for further information.
I bought the ticket but it’s for someone else. It has my name on it, is this ok?
You're all set! Simply show your voucher(s) to any member of on-street staff who will scan the QR code and hand over your yellow Big Bus Tour tickets. Don't lose them, they're like gold (cash) and cannot be replaced.
Where does the tour end?
You can hop-on and off at any of our stops (unless it’s a panoramic ‘non-stop’ tour). Download the Big Bus Tours app to discover all of our routes, stops and nearby landmarks & attractions.
How do I know when the next bus is coming?
Download the Big Bus Tours app and you’ll be able find your nearest stop and better still, check to see if a bus is heading your way thanks to real-time bus tracking. Don’t forget you’ll need to enable location services and data on your mobile device (please speak with your mobile / cell provider regarding data roaming costs).
I am waiting at a stop and can’t see any buses, what do I do?
Hang in there! BIG cities like to throw all sorts of challenges at our drivers, who are doing their best to get to you as quickly (but safely) as possible. If you haven’t already, download the Big Bus Tours app to see if a bus is heading your way thanks to real-time bus tracking.
Can I change the date (and time) of my tour?
Yes - but if you want to change the date (and time) of your tour, we’ll need to know no later than 72 hours before your tour to make any changes. The speediest way to make changes to your booking is to chat with our friendly customer services team – just click the chat button in the bottom right corner of your screen, or download the Big Bus Tours app.