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Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
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Get to know Abu Dhabi at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 5-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket, board the open-top double-decker bus and set your own sightseeing itinerary. Enjoy panoramic views of the palm-lined Corniche, listen to the onboard commentary, enjoy some fun included extras with longer duration tickets, and hop on and off at any of the stops to visit must-sees such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Heritage Village.
  • Hop-on hop-off tour of Abu Dhabi
  • Tour the city at your own pace as you hop on and off at any of the stops
  • Travel around Abu Dhabi in an open-top double-decker bus
  • See landmarks like the Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Corniche, Marina Mall, and more
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Commentary in: English, Arabic, French, Italian, Russian, German, Spanish & Mandarin
1 Red Route - City Tour with up to 14 stops to Hop on Hop off
Tours Depart every 30 Minutes
Air-conditioned buses.
A shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Mosque
Food and drinks, unless specified
Activities on Yas Island

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.
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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Abu Dhabi blends incredible modern architecture with cutting-edge leisure attractions, museums, beaches, and much more. 

There’s no easier way to explore the city than on a hop-on hop-off tour by open-top, double-decker Big Bus. Enjoy 360-degree views of Abu Dhabi’s skyscrapers, learn about the sights from the onboard commentary available in various languages, and hop on and off the air-conditioned bus at any of the stops to explore on foot.

With your choice of ticket, stay aboard to admire panoramic views of the seafront Corniche with its lush palms and white-sand beaches backed by glass high-rises. Or step off the bus to visit the gleaming white-marbled Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, one Abu Dhabi’s most iconic buildings.

Next, maybe leave the bus to explore the cultural district of Saadiyat Island or dive into the 250 and more stores, cinema, and restaurants of the Marina Mall.

You can hop on and off at any of the stops to explore on your own. Buses run at regular intervals so rejoining the tour is easy and convenient. Your hop-on hop-off ticket is valid for one day, including unlimited rides per loop during hours of operation. Upgrade to a 2- or 5-day ticket for extras such as an evening tour and a tour of Al Ain.

The tour is fun, safe and a relaxed way to explore the city. Above all, it guarantees some breathtaking views of Abu Dhabi.

See the Itinerary below for a full list of hop-on hop-off stops.
1 hour 50 minutes
Operating Schedule:
  First Bus Departure - 09:00 Last Bus Departure - 17:00 Frequency : Every 60 minutes Customers are advised to visit our website or to download our app to find out more about our new health and safety measures and for the most update service information.
Abu Dhabi Mall
Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Promenade
Abu Dhabi Beach
Bahya Al Bahar Beach
Emirates Heritage Club Heritage Village - نادي تراث الإمارات - القرية التراثية‎
Marina Mall
Bay View
The Founder’s Memorial
Emirates Palace
UAE Presidential Palace
WTCAD (World Trade Center Abu Dhabi)
The Galleria Al Maryah Island
Points of interest passed by on this route
The Founder's Memorial
Emirates Palace
Qasr Al Hosn
Abu Dhabi Beach
Heritage Village
Qasr Al Watan
Abu Dhabi Mall
Marina Mall
Louvre Abu Dhabi
Qasr Al Watan
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Mobile Vouchers accepted
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • There is a strict dress code to enter the Mosque, women must wear loose long trousers, long sleeves and a head scarf. Men must cover their shoulders and knees. You will be refused entry if you do not comply to the dress code
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Big Bus Dubai
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "If planning a trip avoid Fridays for the tour as lots of venues are closed." See review
  • "I found the frequency of buses to be accurate (every half hour), with good opportunities to coordinate rides on the two different lines." See review


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Lovely ride
, Mar 2020
Lovely routes with modern busses. The information is clear and in 8 languages. The timetable is every 20 minutes. Of you arrivé on a cruiseschip, Big Bus provider a shuttle bus to the start of the route
Big bus Abu Dhabi
, Jan 2020
As the ship had altered the itinerary, we had two days here. Upgraded to a two day ticket without any trouble. A great way to see the place, lovely helpful staff, well done Big Bus, would definitely recommend this tour
Good way to get an overview
, Nov 2019
This was a well organized hop-on, hop-off bus that includes two different routes covering all the major sites in town. I found the frequency of buses to be accurate (every half hour), with good opportunities to coordinate rides on the two different lines. Abu Dhabi is so spread out that this was a really great way to get out to the Grand Mosque, and also visit several other sites in town and on Yas Island.
Good Orientation
, Oct 2019
Staff were excellent and very helpful. If planning a trip avoid Fridays for the tour as lots of venues are closed. For the 2 day pass the luxury boat cruise which replaced the Dhow cruise was not worth the time
Not what i thought
, Jun 2019
The ad says tickets are free. We had to pay at the President palace & the forte. There is not enough time in 1 day to see everything on the itinerary
Great Way to see Abu Dhabi
, Mar 2019
We visited Abu Dhabi last week and used the Big Bus Tour to see all the sights. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this tour to all travellers.
Everything ok
, Jan 2019
The hop on hop off is a nice possibility of visiting the different sites in Abu Dhabi which are far away between them.
Too long
, Nov 2018
Yas Island boring. Seems like a long trip with little to see. Would not recommend. Length of wait time at stops too long.
We booked the deluxe package and were...
, Sep 2018
We booked the deluxe package and were surprised with all the add on's that were included in the price. The buses were well looked after all of the headphone sockets worked. The commentary was good and informative. For a quick and easy way to see a city and to work out the parts that interest you this is the best option. All of the staff that we had contact with were very pleasant and professional. We went on the Al Ain day trip that was included on the deluxe package and it was a day well worth going on. The driver / guide Purma was very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the trip.
A fantastic coverage of areas and...
Ian C
, Mar 2018
A fantastic coverage of areas and sights. Unlimited free cold water all day. Lovely helpful staff. Disappointing that the dhow cruise was unavailable - the 40 minute yacht cruise was ok but a bit boring.

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