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Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour with Etihad Museum Entry, Dhow Cruise & More

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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 the Marina Mall Sky Tower and Heritage Village
  • Get a 50% discount on entry to Observation Deck 300 at Etihad Towers
  • 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. Plus, with the Deluxe ticket, enjoy FREE entry to the Heritage Village, a FREE entry to Zayed Centre & Etihad Modern Art Gallery, 50% discount on the entry to the observation deck of Etihad Towers and a entry to the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

    On the Big Bus Tour, you can get off the bus at the well-located stops to visit attractions or explore 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 two validity options – 1-day and 2-day.

    A quick checklist of inclusions in each ticket option

    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 9:00am to 5:00pm; every 10-30 mins
    Yas Island Drive (Purple Route): 10:00am - 4:00pm; every 10-30 mins
    Dhow Cruise: Departs at 10:30am, 11:30am, 3:30pm & 4:30pm
    Complete Loop:
    City Tour: 2.3 hours
    Yas Island Drive: 2 hours

    Meeting Point

    You may board the bus at any of the designated stops

    Ending Point

    You may get off at any of the designated stops


    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:

    Marina Mall
    Etihad Towers
    Sheikh Zayed Centre
    Etihad Gallery
    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
    Eastern Mangroves
    Galleria & Rosewood
    Abu Dhabi Mall
    Manarat Al Saadiyat
    Abu Dhabi Corniche
    WTC Souk
    Al Hosn Fort
    Markaziyah Park
    Public Beaach
    Heritage Village
    Dhow Corniche Cruise

    Choose between the following ticket options:

    The Classic ticket:
    • 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Abu Dhabi covering major attractions
    • Free entry to Etihad Museum
    • Free water

    The Premium ticket:
    • 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Abu Dhabi covering major attractions
    • Capital Corniche cruise
    • Free entry to Etihad Museum
    • Free water

    The Deluxe ticket includes:
    • 3-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Abu Dhabi covering major attractions
    • Big City Pass covering 20 major attractions promising up to 85% savings on admissions to attractions
    • Free water

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1, 2 or 3-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour
    • Personal recorded commentary is offered in your choice of 8 languages: English, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
    • Etihad Museum Journey
    • Capital Corniche Cruise (as per the option chosen)
    • 7-Day Big Bus City Pass (with Deluxe ticket)
    • FREE Bottled Water
    • FREE WiFi


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

    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 from it's first use.

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On Hop-Off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start the tour from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 or 48 hours from that time

    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.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • 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
    • Ottima scelta. Buon tour che copre tutte le attrazioni della città e dell' isola di Tasse.

      Barbara Recalchi, Italy, 02/Mar/2017
    • it was a good experience

      Anupam Ghosh, United Arab Emirates, 05/Jan/2016