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Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour Dhow Cruise & More

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from US$ 77.00
  • Original Price: US$ 77.00
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from US$ 61.60 per person pp

Key Highlights

  • Covers all the major landmarks of the city
  • Hop on at your own convenience and hop off at your favourite spot
  • Choose from a Classic, Premium and Deluxe ticket and enjoy additional benefits!
  • Explore the Yas Island, home to the city’s Grand Prix
  • Enjoy free entry to Heritage Village and more
  • Enjoy a FREE Arabian Dhow Cruise
  • Get a Big City Pass with Deluxe ticket and enjoy savings up to 85% on attractions
  • Overview

    At first Abu Dhabi may seem quite sedate but take a tour around the city with its high rise buildings, multi-lane highways, colossal malls and pristine beaches, and it will perhaps turn out to be one of the most dramatic cities in the world. 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 or the opulent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque or the traditional Iranian Market.

    In addition, enjoy a FREE Dhow Cruise ride where you can see the beautiful skyline of Abu Dhabi while relaxing on a cruise.

    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. Visit the places that fascinate you and explore them for as little or as long as you like. Choose from three ticket options – Classic, Premium and Deluxe, and leave the open-top buses as many times as you want within the three validity options – 1, 2 and 3-day.

    On the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in multiple languages.

    Download the tour route map

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 1, 2 and 3 days (as per option chosen)

    Start time

    City Tour (Red Route): Buses operate from 9am to 5pm; every 30 minutes.
    Entire loop takes 2 hours.
    Yas Island Tour (Green Route): Buses operate from 10am to 5:30pm; every 90 minutes.
    Entire loop takes 1.35 hours.

    Dhow Cruise: Departs at 10:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm & 4:30pm.

    Meeting Point

    Hop On Hop Off: You may board the bus at any of the designated stops.
    Dhow Cruise: Cruises depart from Stop 15.

    Ending Point

    Hop On Hop Off: You may get off at any of the designated stops.
    Dhow Cruise: Same as the start point.


    The Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour allows you to plan your own sightseeing. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops, sightsee and shop or eat and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.

    On the Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour, get off the bus to visit attractions or explore places of interest. Some of the attractions covered by the route 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 to download the Red Route timetable

    Click here to download the Green Route timetable

    You can choose between the three ticket options to enjoy Abu Dhabi in your way.

    Classic ticket:

    • One day Hop On, Hop Off Bus tour
    • Capital Corniche Dhow cruise

    Premium ticket:

    • Two day Hop On, Hop Off Bus tour
    • Capital Corniche Dhow cruise

    Deluxe ticket includes:

    • Three day Hop On, Hop Off Bus tour
    • Capital Corniche Dhow cruise
    • Big Bus city Pass
    • Marina boat cruise
    • Yacht cruise YAS Island
    • Al Ain city tour
    • Magical night tour: Tour departs from Marina Mall at 7:30pm on Tuesday and Friday and lasts for 2 hours.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1, 2 or 3-day Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour (city tour & Yas Island tour)
    • Personal recorded commentary is offered in your choice of 8 languages: English, Mandarin, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
    • Capital Corniche Dhow cruise
    • Big Bus City Pass (with Deluxe ticket)
    • FREE WiFi on board


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fee to the attractions
  • Please note

    Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!) Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for the date purchased.

    Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket is valid for 1, 2 or 3 days (as per option chosen) from first use.

    Magical night tour (Deluxe ticket only) operates on Tuesdays and Fridays only. We suggest that you plan your visit accordingly.

    Your must redeem your booking voucher in exchange of a physical ticket at the Big Bus Customer Service kiosks.

    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).

    Additional info

    Additional infoThe 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
    • Abu Dhabi Holiday Experience

      Very well organised - buses leave on time. Would be better if they ran more frequently especially from Ferrari World. Also some of the headphone systems were not working....

      Jane Hillman, United Kingdom, 02/Nov/2015
    • The Dhow cruise was replaced with a yatch cruise which I didn't really enjoy. I noticed Isango's tickets were lower than other booking sites

      Ida Kwashi-Mahmoud, United Kingdom, 21/Jun/2019
    • Netin sivut eivät pitäneetkään paikkaansa. Oli off-season aika jo alkanut

      Soile Paavilainen, Finland, 29/May/2019
    • Awesome service, great price

      Che Henton, New Zealand, 08/May/2019