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Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Hop-on hop-off tour

Abu Dhabi: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace from an open-air top sightseeing bus. Hop on and hop off at any stop including the Presidential Palace, Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and the Abu Dhabi Mall.

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Valid 1 - 5 days
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Frisian, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy unlimited hop-on hop-off with a choice of a 1-day, 2-day or 5-day ticket
  • Admire the domes and marble columns of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  • Visit the iconic Louvre Abu Dhabi Art & Civilization Museum and see humanity in a new light
  • See the Emirates Palace, one of the world's most luxurious hotels
  • Witness fantastic views and experience a great atmosphere
Full description

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates where Arabian charm blends into futuristic fantasy. Hop on this tour to discover rich tradition at the Grand Mosque and Heritage Village, the modern majesty at the Louvre. Explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace and on your own schedule with a 1-day, 2-day or 5-day pass to the city’s best open-top, climate-controlled sightseeing bus. On board, you will learn about the United Arab Emirate’s rapid development and cultural history via digital commentary in 8 languages. Ride along the City Tour (Red Route), and discover breathtaking views of the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beach, and old souks starting from the Abu Dhabi Mall. The Classic (1-Day) ticket is perfect to get to know the city in a short period of time. Included in the Premium (2-Day) and Deluxe (5-Day) ticket you can take a shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and dive into the marvelous architectural and cultural history of the mosque. Extend your time with the Deluxe Ticket and take advantage to tour Qaṣr Al-Waṭan, Abu Dhabi's Presidential Palace. The Palace is a must-visit for its intricate design and ornate decoration.

  • Unlimited hop-on hop-off bus access for 1, 2, or 5-day ticket
  • Headphones for the audio commentary in 8 languages
  • Sheik Zayed Mosque tour (depending on option selected)
  • Entry to the Presidential Palace (depending on option selected)
  • Transportation to the bus stops
  • Attraction/entrance tickets (other than mentioned)

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Meeting point

Show your printed ticket to a member of staff at one of the stops or aboard the bus. It is recommended, but not necessary, to start at: Stop 1 - Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Maiyani Street / 10th Street, near Tim Horton's.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children under 5 years old travel free
  •  You can begin your tour from any of the departure points throughout the route
  •  Mobile vouchers are accepted
  • All buses have a ramp on board making the buses accessible for wheelchairs and people with walking disabilities
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 368 reviews

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First thing I do when in a new city is the hop on hop off bus. I love them. But I have to admit I wouldn't be running bk to this one. There is definitely value for money if you enjoy theme parks . We got the 48 hr ticket. It included 2 routes and a boat trip. The 2nd route was on Yas Island more theme pk. Not us . But the 1st was around the city. To be honest we only found a few places we wanted to get off at. It may not be worth the price if this is the case. The boat trip was at different times than advertised so be sure to ask. All in all I would not recommend as FOR US we don't do theme pks , the boat trips times didn't suit our schedule! The 2.5 hr trip around the city had only 4 out of 16 ( I think ) stops we wanted to visit. We were a large group so to taxi would have been better value money and time wise for us.

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March 28, 2023

Always identical, a red line with the bus to make the tour(ballot) of the city with stops(rulings) for the various sites where monuments to be visited and a blue line which leads to the island of Yas to discover it Ferrari World, water world and also the big circuit of formule1 then there are exceptions as here where a green line is added to make a boat ride to discover of the sea another view(sight) of the city here, in this particular case a tour(ballot) in Dhow to see the ledge and take views(sights) with another angle. As a rule(in principle) a day is sufficient(self-important), Here, the distances being too long and also the number of buses is apparently limited, plan a minimum of two days to see everything.

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March 28, 2023

We only had two days in Abu Dhabi, so this was a very good way to see the city. We stayed at the Etihad towers and the bus stop was right in front of the hotel, so that was extremely convenient. With the heat and humidity, the free water on the bus was extremely helpful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They changed out our vouchers a couple of stops into the tour. The lady came on the bus and did the exchange right there, so that was really nice. We also did the cruise and the Yas Island loop. The cruise was pretty good with nice views of the city, but Yas Island is just a long loop with not much at all to see. So unless you are going somewhere on Yas Island, I'd recommend just skipping it. All in all I think it was a fairly good value and if I had it to do all over again I would select this activity again and would recommend it to anyone who going to Abu Dhabi.

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March 28, 2023

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