The fastest growing city in the world, Dubai’s night life is as fascinating as its hustle and bustle in the day time and Big Bus Dubai Day and Night Combo tour allows you to see both the facets of this sprawling city.
During the day, you can hop on and off as many times on 64 stops as you wish and explore places of interest, discovering everything from the world famous Burj Al Arab to the traditional gold and spice souks. In addition to this, you get a free ticket for an Arabian Dhow Cruise on Dubai Creek, entry to Dubai Museum, Dubai Sunset tour, Sharjah tour, entry to 10 Dubai museums, a Water Bus ride ticket, five walking tours (October to April) and much more.
At night, you take a guided tour around the city, gaping at some of the major landmarks of the city like the Deira City Centre, Emirates Tower, Jumeirah Lake, Burj Khalifa, Raffles Hotel, Dubai Mall and many other attractions.
Also, on the Hop-On Hop-Off bus tour, audio-commentary is offered in 12 languages (English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Farsi, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese).
Your ticket is valid for 24 hours or 48 hours (as per option chosen)Start time
The bus departure time from the 3 routes are as follows:
City Route: From 8:50am to 8:20pm; every 30 minutes
Marina Route: From 8:50am to 8:20pm; every 20 minutes.
Beach Route: From 8:50am to 8:20pm; every 30 minutes
Arabian Dhow Cruise:
Creek Cruise: Departs from 10:30am to 5:30pm; every hour
Marina Cruise: Departs from 10:00am to 5:00pm; every hour
City Tour: 2.20 hours
Beach Tour: 1.30 hours
Marina Tour: 90 minutes
Flamingo Lagoon Discovery: 90 minutes
Sharjah Tour: 3 hours
Palm Island Drive: 1 hour
Desert Sunset Tour: 3 hours
Arabian Treasures: 1 hour
Downtown Discovery: 1 hour
Heritage Walk: 1 hour
Khan Murjan Discovery: 30 minutes
Madinat Journey: 1 hour
Night Tour: 2 hours 45 minutes
You may board the bus at any of the designated stops
Khan Discovery: Departs daily at 1:30pm & 4:30pm from Wafi
Arabian Treasures: Departs daily at 10:30am & 2:30pm from Dubai Museum
Heritage Walk: Departs daily at 12:30pm & 4:30pm from Heritage Village
Downtown Discovery: Departs daily at 12:30pm & 5:00pm from Dubai Mall
Madinat Journey: Departs daily at 3:30pm from Souk Madinat
You can start the Night Tour from any of the five locations:
Deira City Centre (main entrance, next to taxi drop-off area): at 7:15pm
Wafi Mall (main entrance, next to taxi drop-off area): 7:25pm
Dubai Mall (tourist bus drop-off area, lower ground): 7:30pm
Mall of the Emirates (Gate 1, Food Court entrance, lower ground): 7:45pm
Souk Madinat (main entrance, left side): 8:00pm
You may get off at any of the designated stops.
Your ticket for the Big Bus Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off tour is valid for 24 hours and 48 hours from when you first board the bus. The bus will follow three interlinked routes: Red (City Tour), Blue (Marina Tour) and Green route (Beach Tour) covering the following major Dubai attractions such as:
• Burj Al Arab
• The Jumeirah mosque
• Al Fahidi Fort & Dubai Museum
• The Gold Souk
• The Burj Khalifa
• The Spice Souk
• Jumeirah Park & Public Beach
• Atlantic the Palm
• Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House
• Dubai Creek
• Emirates Towers
Please refer to the tour map for more details about the route and stops.
The other benefits that you get with your Dubai Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket include:
Four Free Excursions:
FREE Sharjah Panoramic Tour: Known as the ‘Pearl of the Gulf,’ see the major highlights from an open-topped sightseeing bus while being entertained by a English-speaking guide. This tour has two stops – The Heritage area, which covers the traditional districts of Al Sheyoukh and Al Maraija neighbourhoods, and the iconic Blue Souk, also known as the Central Market. The Sharjah Panoramic Tour departs every day except on Friday at 10:30am from Wafi.
FREE Desert Sunset Tour: You will be taken on a sunset tour to an Arabian styled fort deep within the desert. On arrival, you will be greeted with true Arabian hospitality and offered a welcome drink. The tour includes, Camel Riding, Falcon Interaction, Henna Painting and Horse Riding. It departs daily from Wafi, please contact Big Bus Staff for details.
FREE Flamingo Lagoon Discovery: Discover wild flamingos, natural mangroves, creek lagoon and Sheikh Mohammad’s Royal Palace on this guided tour. Stop by Hard Rock Cafe and hop-off to shop at Festival Centre. The stops covers Wafi, Zabeel Palace, Flamingo Lagoon, Hard Rock Cafe and Festival Centre.
FREE Palm Island Drive: Take in the views of the Arabian Gulf, the opulent Palm Beach resorts and the incredible Dubai skyline. The stops covers Rixos Hotel, Anantara, Waldorf, Sofitel, Atlantis, Ocean Views, Kempinski, Zabeel Saray and One & Only. Tour departs daily at 4:00pm and 5:00pm from Atlantis.
Free Entry to 10 Dubai Museums:
• Dubai Museum
• Coin Museum
• Shindagha Museum
• Camel Museum
• Traditional Architectural Museum
• Horse Museum
• Heritage Museum
• Al Ahmadiya School Museum
• Museum of Poet Al-Oqaili
• Municipality Museum
FREE Marina & Creek Dhow Cruise: Explore Dubai’s famous creek on an Arabian Dhow Cruise. The traditional wooden dhow will glide you along as the informative commentary explains the creek’s history. Alternatively, hop-off at stop 38 and explore the modern marina waterfront and see the impressive panoramic sights from the Arabian Gulf waters.
FREE walking tours (October - April): Led by an English speaking guide, you can enjoy the following four walking tours:
• Khan Murjan Discovery: Explore a 14th century styled souk with goods from across Arabia.
• Arabian Treasures: Discover hidden treasures and mysteries of the old part of town.
• Heritage Walk: Step back in time and explore one of Dubai’s first settlements.
• Downtown Discovery: Experience the most expensive square mile on the planet.
• Madinat Journey: Journey through a traditional themed Arabian town.
You can start the Big Bus Dubai Night Tour from any of the five locations - Deira City Centre, Wafi Mall , Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates (temporarily changed to the main entrance of the mall) or Souk Madinat. It is a one round three hour tour of Dubai with a live commentary from a qualified English speaking guide who will point out the highlights of this sparkling city.
Before your tour ends at Wafi City, you will enjoy a 15-minute light and sound show at the Pyramids (included in the price), the bus will take a detour past the world’s largest tower, the Burj Khalifa, fully illuminated against the dark sky. You will also discover the splendid Khan Murjan Souk at night on a 15 minutes guided walking tour.
Desert Sunset Tour will not operate during the month of Ramadan (6th June - 5th July, 2016).
Your ticket is valid for the date specified at the time of booking.
To redeem your free Desert Sunset Tour, please speak to a member of Big Bus staff at the Wafi kiosk (stop 1, Red Route) prior to starting your Big Bus tour.
The Desert Sunset Tour starts from Wafi (stop 1, Red Route). Due to the continuous change in sunset times, departure and return times may vary. Please speak to a member of staff for precise timings before starting your Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour.
The night tour will do one round of the loop, this is not a hop-on, hop-off tour, although you are free to leave before 1 full loop, should you wish.
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)
Voucher information : You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
The staff were very helpful and we made the transition from one line to the other easily. It makes for a long day as it covers a large area. Well done !!!...Linda McLellan
The bus was comfortable. AirCon worked great. It was a great pleasure in hot weather :-)) Room for improvement: Change the color of the bus to match the route it takes. Red,...Bala Krishnan