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Big Bus Dubai: 1/2/5 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

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Night Tour
Dhow Cruise
Guided Walking Tours
7-Museum Entry
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Unlimited bus transportation over 1/2/5 days

  • Hop aboard air-conditioned, double-decker buses and discover the city of Dubai on your own terms
  • Sit through the entire 90-minute ride, or choose to hop off and back on between any of the 30 stops along the route
  • With buses departing every 20 minutes, roam about Dubai on foot at your whim and fancy
  • The tour covers over 30 attractions over 3 well-planned routes, with the Red Route being a city tour, the Green Route covering the beachfront and Atlantis the Palm, and the Blue Route involving the Dubai Marina
  • With live, English-speaking guides on the Red Route and commentary in 12 languages on the Green and Blue Routes with complimentary headphones, you can learn about this famous emirate in its entirety
  • With ticket options available in 1-Day, 2-Day and 5-Day bus passes (in Classic, Premium and Deluxe packages), customize your trip to Dubai according to your preference
  • Enjoy complimentary Dubai experiences included in these packages, such as a Dhow cruise, Marina & Lagoon Island boat cruise and half-day Sharjah excursions
  • Your mobile voucher is valid for six months from the date of purchase. Post-redemption, it is valid for 1, 2 or 5 days (depending on the package selected)
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points.
  • Ages 5-15yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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Big Bus - Panoramic Night Bus Tour

Tour duration: 2 hours 45 mins
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Flexible cancellation
6 month validity
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  • Enjoy a panoramic 2-hour tour in the magic of Dubai after dark
  • Witness Dubai's top attractions, like the Atlantis Hotel, Burj Khalifa and Jumeirah Beach Road
  • Includes audio guide in English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Farsi, Japanese, Portuguese and Mandarin
  • This flexible ticket can be redeemed anytime within 6 months from the date of purchase
  • Ages 5-15yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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Big Bus Combo: Abu Dhabi & Dubai Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

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Live Commentary
Flexible Validity
Flexible Cancellation
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Explore two crowned jewels of the Emirates

  • Grab the chance to explore two of the Emirate’s most sought-after cities, Dubai and Abu Dhabi over the course of 2 consecutive days
  • Board comfortable air-conditioned, open-top, double-decker buses while listening to the informative pre-recorded commentary on board
  • Enjoy a classic 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour in Dubai as you cruise your way through 3 well-defined routes and take in sites like the Dubai Mall, Marina Mall, JBR Walk, Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab
  • With 30 stops and buses departing every 20 minutes, make your own Dubai itinerary according to your whim and fancy
  • Engage in a 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour in Abu Dhabi and enjoy attractions like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace Hotel and Saadiyat Island along the way
  • 2 distinct routes, 20 well-planned stops and a bus frequency of 20 minutes allows you to venture through the city of Abu Dhabi as you please
  • Your mobile voucher is valid for six months from the date of purchase. The day you redeem your mobile voucher counts as the first day of your pass
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points in Dubai
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points in Abu Dhabi
  • Ages 5-15yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on cancelling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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City Sightseeing Dubai: 24/48/72hrs Standard Hop-On-Hop-Off Ticket

Stops: 40
Routes: 6
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Best of Dubai
Audio Commentary
Flexible Cancellation
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Engaging HOHO Dubai tour. Available in 24, 48 and 72-hour options.

  • Get a taste of the action in Dubai by touring the vibrant city on comfortable sightseeing Hop-On Hop-off buses
  • Decked with complimentary wifi and audio commentary (available in 11 languages), this tour offers some unmatched panoramic views of the city
  • This HOHO tour allows you to sit through the entire ride, or disembark at any of the well-defined stops to venture through the city further on foot
  • With varying bus frequencies between 25-30 minutes, sightsee to your heart’s content before reboarding the bus
  • Notice some of Dubai’s prominent landmarks zoom past you, such as Dubai Mall, Marina Mall, JBR Walk, Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab
  • Choose between 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour bus passes according to your preference
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points
  • Ages 5 and below go free. Ages 6-11yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on cancelling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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City Sightseeing Premium Combo: Hop-On-Hop-Off + Dubai Museum, Dhow Cruise, Aquarium & More

Stops: 40
Routes: 6
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Night Cruise
Free Dhow Cruise
Dubai Museum Tickets
Audio Commentary
Flexible Cancellation
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A fun HOHO ride through the streets of Dubai. Complimentary experiences included. Available in 24, 48 and 72-hour options.

  • Tour the vibrant city of Dubai on comfortable sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off tour buses, topped with free wifi and audio commentary (available in 11 languages)
  • With over 40 stops peppered across 6 well-defined routes, you have the option to hop off and back on between any of the designated stops
  • Buses depart every 25-30 minutes, allowing you to take to the streets and tour the city on foot as much as you’d like
  • Complementary additions to your ticket like a Creek Dhow cruise, Dubai Museum tickets, entry into Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and Palm Jumeirah Cruise make for the perfect vacation
  • Notice some of Dubai’s prominent landmarks zoom past you, such as Dubai Mall, Marina Mall, JBR Walk, Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab
  • Choose between 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour bus passes according to your preference
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points
  • Ages 5 and below go free. Ages 6-11yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on cancelling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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City Sightseeing Dubai Premium Hop-On-Hop-Off Pass + Sim Card & Wi-Fi

Stops: 40
Routes: 6
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Sim Card & WiFi
Night Cruise
Free Dhow Cruise
Dubai Museum Tickets
Audio Commentary
Flexible Cancellation
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Sightseeing tour through Dubai with free sim card & wifi. Complimentary experiences included. Available in 24, 48 and 72-hour options.

  • Take in the lively action on the streets of Dubai as you hop aboard comfortable sightseeing HOHO buses, designed to suit your needs
  • Hop off and back on between any of the 40 designated stops sprinkled across 6 well-defined route and tour the city on your own
  • Buses departing every 25-30 minutes allows you to tour the city according to your whim and fancy
  • Identify Dubai’s prominent landmarks like the Dubai Mall, Marina Mall, JBR Walk, Atlantis The Palm and Burj Al Arab zoom past you
  • With a free Creek Dhow Cruise, Dubai Museum tickets, entry tickets into Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, and a free Palm Jumeirah or a Marina Dhow Cruise, you have plenty of complimentary activities to redeem
  • Post your Instagram-worthy pictures immediately with your personal 4G LTE device that helps you stay connected to your friends and family throughout your trip
  • Choose between 24-hour, 48-hour and 72-hour bus passes according to your preference
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points
  • Ages 5 and below go free. Ages 6-11yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on cancelling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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City Sightseeing Night Tour of Dubai + Sim Card & Wi-Fi

Stops: 13
Routes: 2
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Instant Confirmation
Night Tour
Sim Card & WiFi
Flexible Cancellation
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Dubai Sightseeing tour at nightfall

  • Hop aboard comfortable sightseeing buses after sunset and settle in for an intriguing 90-minute journey that takes you through the best of Dubai
  • Two distinct routes are covered on this tour that offer unique views of Dubai's top attractions like Dubai Mall, Deira City Centre, Mall of The Emirates, Atlantis The Palm, and Souk Madinat Jumeirah among others
  • Don’t let your Instagram-worthy pictures stay unposted- make use of your personal 4G LTE device and stay connected with the world 24x7
  • Ages 5 and below go free. Ages 6-11yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on cancelling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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Big Bus Abu Dhabi: 1/2/5 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Mobile Tickets
Night Tour
Dhow Cruise
Guided Walking Tours
7-Museum Entry
Flexible Cancellation
Flexible Validity
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All-encompassing Abu Dhabi Tour over 1/2/5 days

  • Take to the streets of Abu Dhabi and enjoy the magnificent sights that surround you
  • Enjoy the entire 90-minute ride, or get off at any of the 20 stops to venture through the city of Abu Dhabi on foot
  • Covering 2 well-planned routes, 20 distinct stops, with buses departing every 30 minutes, curate your own itinerary from scratch
  • Enjoy the engaging pre-recorded commentary on board as you take in Abu Dhabi’s prominent landmarks around you
  • Notice some of Abu Dhabi’s top attractions pass you by, including Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Emirates Palace Hotel and Saadiyat Island
  • With ticket options available in 1-Day, 2-Day and 5-Day bus passes (in Classic, Premium and Deluxe packages), customize your trip to Abu Dhabi according to your preference
  • Enjoy various complementary Abu Dhabi experiences, such as a Desert Safari, a visit to the Al Ain and Masdar, and Yas Island yacht cruise
  • Your mobile voucher is valid for six months from the date of purchase. Post-redemption, it is valid for 1, 2 or 5 days (depending on the package selected)
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points
  • Ages 5-15yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID)
  • Get a full refund on cancelling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule
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The crowning jewel of the Middle East, Dubai is a traveler's paradise. The cosmopolitan city is renowned for the opulence at display in everything from malls and skyscrapers to aquariums, gardens, museums and theme parks. Given that there's a lot to see, Dubai hop on hop off tours are one of the best ways to discover the city. Let’s help you select the best Dubai hop on hop off bus tours.

Hop On Hop Off Dubai Bus Tours

Hop On Hop Off bus tours have a distinct advantage — you have the option of getting off at any of the designated spots, explore the attraction at your own time, return to the bus stop and catch the next Hop On Hop Off bus. There are different Hop On Hop Off bus tour operators in Dubai and they offer multiple routes that you can choose from. 

A Hop On Hop Off Dubai tour allows you to experience Dubai in all its glory without having to indulge in complicated planning. This level of convenience is hard to find in a regular tour and Hop On Hop Off Dubai allows you to explore everything the city has to offer without having to worry about transport and planning the itinerary. This is important because Dubai is a big city with a lot of sights to see.

Popular Hop On Hop Off Tour Dubai Operators

Big Bus Dubai

Big Bus Dubai

The Big Bus Dubai Hop On Hop Off tour allows you to explore all of the city’s dynamic offerings with ease. Hop onto one of these air-conditioned buses and hop off at any of the numerous stops to take a closer look at desired attractions. Big Bus’ three routes - one that encompasses the city (Red Route), one for the Marina (Blue Route) and one for the beachfront (Green Route). They also provide free guided walking tours.

City Sightseeing Dubai

The City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off tour is the best way to visit the city’s most relevant sites, from the Burj Khalifa to the Jumeirah Beach and Atlantis The Palm. Their Hop On Hop Off tour is the best way to indulge in the city’s main offerings. Visitors can choose between the 24, 48 or 72-hour tickets and hop on and off at any of the 40+ stops across 5 different routes.

Why Choose Dubai Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours?

Defined by its sprawling desert, towering skyscrapers, and vast shopping malls, Dubai has something for every traveler. The desert city has a plethora of sights to behold; from the tallest superstructure in existence to aquariums, gardens and theme parks, and it’s impossible to pick where to go and what to miss. Visiting every attraction in Dubai is a magnanimous task and modern travelers do not really have the time to curate a complete city tour.

A great way to experience Dubai in this fast-paced era is Hop On Hop Off bus tours. These bus tours offer you the opportunity to visit all important landmarks at your own leisure. It’s as simple as it sounds; you can hop on a bus, travel to any of the attractions in the city and then hop right off, no strings attached.

Dubai has two major Hop On Hop Off bus tour providers; Big Bus and City Sightseeing, and a combined total of 8 bus routes on offer. You can skip complicated planning routines by choosing to cruise on any of the buses as you soak in Dubai’s grandeur in all its glory. The bus routes cover a wide variety of attractions in Dubai, including Burj Khalifa, Dubai Canal, Mall of the Emirates, Marina Promenade Beach, and the Dubai Mall Aquarium.

Advantages of Choosing a Hop On Hop Off Dubai Bus Tour

1. Overview of the city

A Hop On Hop Off tour is designed to give you a complete overview of the city, covering most of the important landmarks and everything there is to see. Different Hop On Hop Off Dubai tours are put together to cover the difference landmarks in a city. In fact, if you're in the city for a couple of days and experience all the different Hop On Hop Off routes offered by a particular tour operator, you'll have seen everything in Dubai. 

2. Ease of getting around

One of the biggest hassles of visiting a new city is figuring out transport options. You will want to explore as much of a city as possible and planning multiple transport changes can be a pain. A Hop On Hop Off bus tour tackles this problem efficiently by providing transport even when you leave the bus to explore a particular landmark. 

3. Various routes to choose from

A Hop On Hop Off tour offers plenty of flexibility when it comes to routes. A detailed itinerary for each route is available and you can look for attractions that interest you and go for a route that covers those attractions. Some tour operators even allow you to switch between routes in a day, allowing you complete control of how you experience the city. 

4. Informative commentary

While pretty sights will have your attention for some time, you're bound to crave something more substantial eventually. Hop On Hop Off tours are prepared for this and offer a multilingual audio guide for guests to learn more about the sights as they pass by them. The availability of free Wi-Fi also allows guests to stay aware of each attraction they're crossing. 

5. Savings

Without a Hop On Hop Off bus tour, you'll end up spending way too much money in exploring the city. A big chunk of this will include transport costs and entrance fees. While you'll still have to pay an entrance fee for some of the attractions, others will be covered under the Hop On Hop Off tour. Transport, of course, is the main advantage of a Hop On Hop Off tour. 

6. Entry ticket discounts

Finally, one more advantage of opting to explore Dubai with a Hop On Hop Off tour  is that you get discounted entry to certain attractions on the route. You can find out which of the attractions will be available on discounted entry by looking through the tour pamphlet or brochure. Some of the tours also include free walking tours where you can explore Dubai's glamour and charm.

Popular Hop On Hop Off Dubai Bus Routes

Big Bus

Big Bus Dubai

  • City Tour – Red Route: Focusing on the city aspects of Dubai, the Red Route covers 11 famous attractions in the city. These include City Walk, Burjuman, Heritage Village, Wafi, Old Souk, Dubai Museum, Spice Souk, Deira City Centre, Gold Souk, Riviera and Dubai Mall. Through the mall you can visit the Burj Khalifa as well. 
  • Marina Tour – Blue Route: The Blue Route will take you on an exciting journey through the Dubai Marina and the Palm Islands. Specific stops that you'll visit during the journey include, Mall of the Emirates, Marina Walk, Marina Mall, Marina Promenade Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Bay Side, Tallest Block, Media City, and Al Ittihad Park. 
  • Beach Tour – Green Route: A shorter route than the previous two, the Green Route focuses on the beautiful beaches in Dubai. During the tour, you'll cover the following amazing spots: The Jumeirah Beach, Souk Madinat, Burj Al Arab, Mall of the Emirates, and the Dubai Mall. The mesmerising drive alone makes this tour worth the price of admission. 

City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing

  • Red Route – The Red Route tour will take you on an extraordinary journey back in time. Discover Dubai's breakneck transformation as you cover everything from small fishing villages surrounded by a desert to the sprawling city. During the tour, you'll have the option to stop at iconic Dubai landmarks, including Dubai Fountains, Dubai Frame, Spice and Gold Souk, Dubai Mall Aquarium, Al Seef Dhow Cruise and more. 
  • Blue Route – Get a taste of Dubai's colorful diversity with the Blue Route tour. The tour includes everything from massive skyscrapers to man-made islands. The circular route begins at Dubai Mall and includes Burj Khalifa, Jumeirah, Dubai Canal, Burj Al Arab and the Sheikh Zayed Road. 
  • Yellow Route – The Yellow Route follows a circular route, travelling around the world’s largest man-made island, Palm Jumeirah. During the tour, you'll get to explore Dubai Marina, Marina Canal and Jumeirah Beach Residence, and you will get to see a number of stunning palaces along the way. 
  • Pink Route – The Pink Route is dedicated to the epicness that is Palm Jumeirah. Experience the grandeur of this island as you travel from one end of the crescent to the other and witness breathtaking views of Dubai and the sea. A route change over stop is available at Atlantis The Palm. 
  • Orange Route – A seasonal route that begins from Dubai Mall, the Orange Route will take you to Miracle Garden and Global Village. Other points of interest in this route include the Dubai Mall Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Ice Rink, Dubai Fountains, and VR Park. 

Popular Hop On Hop Off Dubai Stops

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Burj Khalifa

The Original Yellow Route is the most popular route as it covers all of London’s highlights including Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Palace and the Tower of London. There are 19 bus stops on this route as well as live commentary.

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Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall is the official shopping haven in the city. The mall occupies a 12 million sq. ft. space in the heart of Dubai and is officially the world's largest shopping, entertainment and leisure destination. Dubai Mall is home to 1200+ retail and dining outlets.

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Heritage Village

Created with the purpose of embracing the UAE's heritage and display it for visitors, Heritage Village was constructed in 1997 in Al Shindagha Historical in Dubai. The attraction showcases traditional life in UAE using old houses, handicrafts, patterns, and forms of living. 

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City Center Deira

City Centre Deira is located on the crossroad between Sharjah, Bur Dubai and the Airport. A member of the Majid Al Futtaim chain, the mall features a similar layout to the Mall of the Emirates. City Centre Deira is a popular shopping, entertainment and leisure complex spread over two levels. 

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Jumeirah Public Beach

A white sand beach named after the Jumeirah district of Dubai, the Jumeirah Public Beach is a popular tourist attraction. The beach stretches along the coast south of the city's historic district to the junction with Palm Jumeirah. 

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Dubai Mall Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

The largest suspended aquarium in the world, the Dubai Aquarium is located in the Dubai Mall. The aquarium has a capacity of over 10 million litres of water and houses numerous species of aquatic creatures.

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Wild Wadi

One of the most popular water parks in Dubai, Wild Wadi is located across the beautiful Burj Al Arab. This recreational park is themed around Juha, an African folklore character. Wild Wadi is the first water park to have been built in the Middle East. one of the most popular water parks in Dubai and won the Dubai Quality Award Gold in the year 2007.

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Dubai Marina

A posh residential neighborhood famous for The Beach at JBR, a leisure complex and sandy stretches to relax on, Dubai Marina is a must-visit when in Dubai. Dubai Marina Walk features peppy cafes and pop-up craft markets while Dubai Marina Mall is packed with chain and luxury fashion brands.

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Global Village

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Global Village brings together cultures of 90 countries across the world at one place. Global Village claims to be the world's largest tourism, leisure, shopping and entertainment project and also serves as the first cultural, entertainment, family and shopping destination in the region.

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Dubai Museum

A break from shopping, beaches and malls, the Dubai Museum offers you a peek at not just Dubai's history but that of the entire UAE. Built in 1787, the museum is located in Al Fahidi Fort and provides a fascinating look at what life in Dubai used to be like.

Hop On Hop Off Dubai- Suggested Itineraries 

Depending on the number of days you're in Dubai for, you can make good use of Hop On Hop Off tours to explore everything the city's about. Here are a few suggestions based on the routes offered by Big Bus Dubai. Please note that these suggestions are interchangeable with the routes offered by any other tour operator in the city.

1-Day
2-Day
3-Day

1 Day Itinerary

If you're in Dubai for just one day, the best way to explore the city is by opting for the City Tour (Red Route) offered by Big Bus. This route has 11 stops in total, including popular ones like Dubai Mall, Heritage Village, Dubai Museum, Spice Souk, Deira City Centre and more! Without any stops, this tour will last for around two hours, which means you have plenty of time to stop at whichever attraction strikes your fancy.

When deciding on your itinerary and booking a particular route, be mindful of a few things. First, compare the prices and benefits offered by the tour operators you're considering. Second, carefully study the route to understand if you are interested in the stops listed. Finally, do check online reviews of the tour operators to better understand the level of service they provide.

Hop On Hop Off Dubai Tips

  • Hop On Hop Off Dubai bus tour itineraries are available online and you should take a good look at the attractions that are included in a particular route. This will help you figure out which route would be best suited to your interests.
  • Hop On Hop Off tours are planned to the dot and the buses follow a pretty tight schedule. Be aware of the timings to ensure you don't miss a bus and waste time waiting for the best one. There's a gap of around 10-15 minutes between two buses in the same route so keep that in mind when you get off at a particular attraction.
  • Some tour operators allow you to switch between different routes within the same day. Check with your operator if they allow this since this allows you a whole new level of convenience.
  • Remember to wear comfortable walking shoes because you'll be walking quite a bit when you step off the bus to explore an attraction of your choice. Also, while some of the attractions are close to the bus stop, you'll need to walk for a bit for certain others.
  • Depending on when you visit Dubai, you'll need to carry a light jacket or sunglasses. This will help since the tour occurs on an open air bus and it can be too windy or sunny.
  • Keep some buffer time if you're planning on scheduling another activity around your Hop On Hop Off tour. This is because the bus will be travelling through some of the most crowded parts of the city.
  • To get great deals and discounts on your Hop On Hop Off Dubai tour, book your tickets online. You can also research the routes and tour operators in detail and by taking your own time.

Hop On Hop Off Dubai Bus Reviews 

"Just finished by first ever Hop-on hop-off tour in Dubai of all places and honestly, this is the best way to explore this golden city! Would recommend, especially if you're traveling with kids."

"I had heard of Hop On Hop Off tours from many people and finally got to experience them during my recent Dubai trip. I can't believe I have wasted countless hours and money traveling in a city when Hop On Hop Off tours are available."

"Last week I was in Dubai for a solo trip and was a little nervous about exploring the city on my own. A friend suggested the Hop On Hop Off tour and what a life saver it turned out to be. In fact, I loved the concept so much that I went for a different route on all three days I was in the city."