Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

Big Bus Classic Abu Dhabi and Dubai Hop-on Hop-off Ticket

From US$ 140 per person

This hop-on hop-off combo package gives you the chance to experience the iconic sights of the UAE, as well as to join city tours in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. You are free to hop on and off as much as you wish.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Valid 2 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the iconic sights of the Dubai and Abu Dhabi with this hop-on hop-off combo ticket
  • Discover Abu Dhabi's most famous landmarks, including the impressive Sky Tower
  • Explore Dubai on a day of your choice and admire the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa
  • Hop on and off the sightseeing bus as many times as you like in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai
  • Benefit from a free shuttle service from Dubai to Abu Dhabi on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Full description
This Abu Dhabi and Dubai twin city ticket provides you with access to classic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus with a 1-day ticket in both of these iconic cities. Explore Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, and see Dubai's most famous sights, from the Burj Al Arab hotel and the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, to the traditional souks along the Dubai Creekside. Buses depart regularly between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM and you can hop-on and off as many times as you like during the validity of your ticket. Digitally recorded commentary in 12 languages is available on the buses, and the Dubai tour also includes a Dhow river cruise and free entry to both the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum’s House. Dubai City Tour stops include: City Tour Red Route Wafi, The Pyramids Entrance Dubai Mall Dubai Fountain Burjuman Dubai Museum Old Souk Heritage Village Gold Souq Spice Souk Riviera Baniyas Road  Dhow Wharfage Deira City Center Beach Tours Green Route Dubai Mall City Walk Union House Jumeirah Mosque Mercato Jumeirah Kite Beach Jumeirah Public Beach Burj Al Arab Souk Madinat Atlantis the Palm Al Ittihad Park Mall of the Emirates Marina Tours Blue Route Mall of the Emirates Dubai Marina Marina Mall Pier 7 The Beach Marina Promenade  Marina Quays Boulevard Bayside Tallest Block Media City Souk Madinat Museums Dubai Museum Coin Museum Shindagha Museum Horse Museum Spice & Gold Souk District Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili and more Dhow Cruises Creek Dhow Cruise  Marina Dhow Cruise Water Bus Marina Water Bus Abu Dhabi: 2 Routes in 1 Ticket Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and according to your preferred schedule with a 1-day pass to the city’s open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via the prepared commentary in 8 languages. The Big Bus ticket combines the choice of 2 routes: the Red Route (City Tour), which lasts 2 hours without hopping off, and the Island Shuttle (Yas Island) which is 2 hours. Tickets are valid for 1 day or 2 days, depending on the ticket purchased. There are 22 stops on the Big Bus Abu Dhabi itinerary. Red Route stops includes: Marina Mall Etihad Tower Etihad Gallery The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi Mall Saadiyat Island Exhibition Centre Abu Dhabi Corniche Souk WTC Al Hosn Fort Markaziyah Park Public Beach Heritage Centre Dhow Corniche Cruise Island Shuttle stops includes: Manarat Al Saadiyat Ferrari World Theme Park & Yas Mall Yas Plaza Masdar City Yas Viceroy Yas Marina Yas Marina Circuit Yas Waterworld park Free shuttles depart from WAFI Mall in Dubai and return from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi back to Dubai 6 days a week, except Friday. The free shuttle that runs from the cruise terminal to WAFI Mall (main starting point) is provided exclusively for cruise passengers and is available during the Cruise season in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The Dubai to Abu Dhabi shuttle is currently available on: • Departure from Dubai to Abu Dhabi: 08:30 from WAFI, arrival at approx. 10:30 at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque  • Departure from Abu Dhabi back to Dubai: 17:00 from Marina Mall Abu Dhabi • From 15 October, departures will take place every day (except Fridays when the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi is closed) The shuttle service only runs between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
  • 1-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket in Dubai
  • 1-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket in Abu Dhabi
  • Arabian dhow cruise (Dubai)
  • Entrance to Dubai Museum (Dubai)
  • Night tour (Dubai)
  • Wafi Welcome Card and Mercato Advantage Booklet (Dubai)
  • Entrance into Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House (Dubai)
  • Shuttle service between Dubai and Abu Dhabi (Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday)
  • Shuttle service from Cruise terminals to a main starting point (every hour)
  • Transportation to bus stops
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please bring your voucher to any of the Dubai or Abu Dhabi stops on any of the routes. Guests are asked to exchange their vouchers at the voucher exchange sales locations during the tour.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Begin your 2-day tour in Abu Dhabi or Dubai on the booked date
  • Children under 5 travel free
  • Abu Dhabi: 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM, departs every hour from May to October and every 30 minutes from November to April
  • Dubai: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM, departs every 30 minutes from May to October and every 20 minutes from November to April
  • All buses are air-conditioned and have full disability access, with both upstairs and downstairs seating
  • There is a free shuttle service from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and back to Dubai (select days of the week), as well as a free shuttle service from the cruise terminal to a main starting point (every hour). Please call the hotline (number on the voucher) to find out more information about the locations of sales points
  • Attraction ticket (Dhow Cruise etc.) can be used within 7 days from date of purchase
Customer reviews

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It's totally worth it!

It was totally worth it to get a good insight into Dubai. The trip to Abu Dhabi went smoothly and was definitely worth it. There was always chilled water on board. There was a deduction for the contradicting descriptions on the website and in the mail. But the Big Bus employees on site were able to answer all of our questions and were also very helpful.

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March 5, 2018

To see a lot in a short time, definitely do.

Due to the high temperatures there, you cannot walk long in the sun. So get out where you want to be a little bit longer, and watch it from close by, then back on the moving bus, and cool off again due to the wind. Or sit deeper in the air conditioning.

April 23, 2017

buses in Dubai well linked on time request. Not so Abu Dhabi. too ling between them. also timetable difficult to understand. on line app useful to figure out bus locations live.

January 5, 2019

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