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Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour and Desert Safari – FREE Dhow Cruise

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    • Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour Dhow Cruise & More
    • Abu Dhabi Desert Safari with BBQ Dinner
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from US$ 144.80
  • Original Price: US$ 144.80
  • SALE Discount: US$ 2.90
from US$ 141.90 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Experience Abu Dhabi from land, water and desert with this value combo
  • Take a hop-on, hop-off tour around the city that covers all the major landmarks
  • Hop on at your own convenience and hop off at your favourite spot
  • Enjoy a FREE Arabian Dhow Cruise
  • Embark on a thrilling drive in a 4X4 vehicle through the beguiling desert
  • Watch a belly dancing show and enjoy a barbeque dinner
  • Camel rides, henna tattoos and aromatic shisha pipes available at the retreat
  • Overview

    Abu Dhabi has so much to offer and this brings together the quintessential Abu Dhabi must-dos’ into one. A value combo that takes you to all the famous attractions in Abu Dhabi coupled with a dhow cruise and a desert safari. So come along and enjoy the best that the capital city of UAE has to offer! 


    The Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Day Tour makes sure that you get to explore the top attractions of the city, be it the grand Marina Mall, the pompous Emirates Palace Hotel, the opulent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or the traditional Iranian Market. On the Big Bus tour, you can get off the bus at the well-located stops to visit attractions or explore 25 places of interest in two days. Visit the places that fascinate you and explore them for as little or as long as you like.
    In addition, enjoy a FREE Dhow Cruise ride where you can see the beautiful skyline of Abu Dhabi while relaxing on a cruise.

    Some of the attractions covered by the tour are as follows:
    •    Sheikh Zayed Mosque
    •    Emirates Palace
    •    Etihad Towers
    •    Heritage Village
    •    Ferrari World
    •    F1 Marina Circuit
    •    Yas Waterworld
    •    Abu Dhabi Corniche
    •    Marona Mall
    •    Louvre Museum
    •    World Trade Center Souk

    Click here for the route map


    Experience an exciting drive through the desert in a 4x4 vehicle and cruise along the undulating sands with the Abu Dhabi desert safari. You will be picked up from your hotel in Abu Dhabi and set off for a thrilling drive over the sand dunes in a 4x4 vehicle.

    Your highly-skilled driver will expertly manoeuvre the vehicle along the undulating dunes to give you the ride of your life! See the sunset from the sand dunes and visit a camel farm in the desert.

    You will be welcomed to a traditional Bedouin camp for an evening of Middle Eastern traditions. Apply henna tattoos on your hands, smoke shisha, try Arabic tea and even take a camel ride.

    Your dinner will be an extensive buffet accompanied by salads, breads and international dishes. During dinner, you will be entertained by traditional music and belly dancing.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: 2 days
    Desert Safari: 6 hours

    Start time

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: Buses operate between 9am to 5:30pm. Since this is an outdoor activity, the schedules might just change sometimes. Check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.
    Desert Safari: 4pm

    Meeting Point

    Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops.
    Desert Safari: You can get picked up from your hotel, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you haven't booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.

    Ending Point

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 2-day Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour
    • Personal recorded commentary in buses is offered in your choice of 8 languages: English, Mandarin, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian and Spanish
    • FREE Capital Corniche Dhow cruise
    • Hotel transfers for Desert Safari
    • 4X4 vehicle safari
    • BBQ Buffet Dinner with soft drinks
    • Henna painting and belly dancing in desert camps
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Abu Dhabi hop-on, hop-off Tour

    Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).

    Abu Dhabi Desert Safari

    The wait time for hotel pick up is maximum 10 minutes.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

  • Customer Reviews
    • Buses were prompt and staff were very helpful....

      Richard Palk, United States, 07/Apr/2017
    • The simple way to see Abu Dhabi

      We spent 2 days on the Big Bus! Couple hop on and off at any stop. The headphones worked well and the commentary was excellent. The second route which started at the Grand Mosque...

      David Broadbent, United Kingdom, 27/Feb/2016
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