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

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  • Enjoy Unlimited bus transportation over 1/2 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 20 stops along the 2 routes.
  • With buses on the Red Route departing every 30 minutes, roam about Dubai on foot at your whim and fancy.
  • The tour covers attractions over 2 well-planned routes, with the Red Route being a city tour and the Blue Route (Beach Route) involving the Dubai Marina.
  • With commentary in 12 languages on the Red and Blue Routes with complimentary headphones, you can learn about this famous emirate in its entirety.
  • With ticket options available in 1-Day or 2-Day bus passes (in Classic and Premium packages), customize your trip to Dubai according to your preference.
  • Enjoy a complimentary Dubai experience included in the Premium package such as a Dhow cruise.
  • Your mobile voucher is valid for six months from the date of purchase. Post-redemption, it's valid for 1 or 2 days (depending on the package selected).
  • Click here for detailed route map and boarding points and here for the schedule.
  • Ages 5-15yrs enjoy reduced pricing (carry a valid photo ID).

Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24hrs before schedule

City Sightseeing: 24/48/72 Hours Dubai Hop-On-Hop-Off Ticket

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  • Discover the glory of Dubai on a hop-on hop-off tour that takes you along 2 routes with 17 stops.
  • Listen to engaging audio commentary available in 11 languages as you admire the ever-expanding city from an open-top bus.
  • Your little ones will also be amply entertained by kids' commentaries available in English and Arabic.
  • See the gems of Dubai, including the leviathan Burj Khalifa, the new Museum of the Future and the dazzling Dubai Mall.
  • Catch a glimpse of Dubai's past at the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood and enjoy an exclusive stop at The Beach @ JBR.
  • Enjoy a sunset and night tour, without any additional cost.
  • Choose between 24-hour, 48-hour, and 72-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour according to your preference.
  • Click here for a detailed map of the Blue Route and here for a detailed map of the Red Route.
  • Note: The Dubai Museum is temporarily closed.

This ticket has the following options that you can choose from:

  • 24 Hour HOHO Bus Tour
  • 48 Hour HOHO Bus Tour
  • 72 Hour HOHO Bus Tour
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

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


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.


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.


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. 


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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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."