1. Oman
  2. Muscat Governorate
  3. Muscat
  4. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Abu Dhabi and Muscat: Classic Hop-On Hop-Off

Product ID: 29422
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See the sights of Muscat and Abu Dhabi, 2 great cities of the Middle East. Your tickets provide 24-hour validity for unlimited access to hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tours. Enjoy special free privileges in both cities, and a savings of 27 percent!
About this activity
Duration: 24 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Hop on and off the sightseeing buses as often as you like
  • Explore Muscat’s traditional Muttrah Souk on a free walking tour
  • See the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
  • Enjoy free entrance to the Sky Tower viewing deck at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall
Full description
See the sights of Muscat and Abu Dhabi from open-top buses. Hop-on and off the buses at any of the stops to explore these fascinating cities in more depth. Enjoy onboard commentary that provides background detail on sites along the routes.

Muscat: 10 Stops

See the sights of Muscat on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Take in magnificent views from the open top of bus, for a perfect introduction to the Omani capital.

On the carefully designed route you’ll see all the major landmarks and historic sights, while your personal recorded commentary (available in 6 languages) provides entertaining commentary which explains the history and culture of the city.

Experience the beauty of Muscat. Sit back, relax, and take in the stunning scenery against the mountainous backdrop.

You can begin the tour from the main starting point at Muttrah Souk at 09:00 or from any one of the tour’s 10 stops across the city. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours, during operating hours, every day of the week.

Stops in the itinerary:

Stop 1: Mutrah Suq
Stop 2: Churches & Temples
Stop 3: Hay As Saruj
Stop 4: Shatti
Stop 5: Al Qurm National Park
Stop 6: Central Business District
Stop 7: Parliament
Stop 8: Marina Views
Stop 9: Al Alam Palace
Stop 10: Corniche (Al Bahri Road) then back to Stop 1 Mutrah Suq

Abu Dhabi: 2 Routes in 1 Ticket

The Abu Dhabi tour also includes 24-hour validity and enables you to hop-on and off throughout the city. The digitally recorded commentary is available in 8 languages.

All the major sights of the city are featured on the sightseeing tour, from the opulent Emirates Hotel to the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque; from the impressive harbor-front skyline to the lush mangrove swamps adjacent to Abu Dhabi Island.

Buses depart regularly throughout the day from Marina Mall. Tours run from 09:00-17:00 and as with all Big Bus Sightseeing Tours, you can hop-on and off as many times as you like during the validity of your ticket.

The Big Bus ticket combines the choice of two routes: the Red Route (City Tour), which lasts 2 hours without hoping off, and the Island Shuttle (Yas Island) which is 2 hours. Tickets are valid for 1day or 2days during operational timings. There are 24 stops on the Big Bus Abu Dhabi itinerary.

Red Route stops include:

Marina Mall
Etihad Tower
Etihad Gallery
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Eastern Mangroves
Abu Dhabi Mall
Saadiyat Island Exhibition Centre
Abu Dhabi Corniche
Souk WTC
Al Hosn Fort
Markaziyah Park
Public Beach
Heritage Centre
Dhow Corniche Cruise

Island Shuttle stops include:

Manarat Al Saadiyat
Ferrari World theme park & Yas Mall
Yas Plaza
Masdar City
Yas Viceroy
Yas Marina
Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Waterworld park
Includes
  • Classic tickets for hop-on hop-off bus tours in both cities
  • Audio guide
  • Dhow cruise in Abu Dhabi
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and beverages

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You can pick up your tickets at any Big Bus ticket counter. In Muscat, you can pick them up at Muttrah Souk In Abu Dhabi, you can hop on the Big Bus at any of the stops on the itinerary, however you will have to redeem your GetYourGuide voucher at one of the Big Bus Sales kiosks once the bus reaches a stop with a sales point.

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Important information
Know before you go
Make the booking for the first day you want to use the ticket either for Abu Dhabi or Muscat. Exchange the voucher for a ticket just before getting on the bus. You can choose the day and pick up the ticket for the second city on any day of your choice.

All buses have a ramp on board making the buses accessible for wheelchairs and people with walking disabilities.

Abu Dhabi:
Operating hours are from 09:00 to 19:30, and the last bus departure for the Red Route at 17:00 and the Island Tour at 17:30

Bus frequency is every 30 minutes on the Red Route and every 90 minutes on the Island Tour (October - April)

Muscat:
Your ticket is valid for 24 hours during operating hours and operates every day of the week.

The hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Muscat departs every day from Mutrah souk at 09:00, with a bus passage frequency as follows:
Every 30 minutes from November to April
Every 2 hours from May to October
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Super uncomplicated booking, constantly shuttles from the cruise ports to the Abu Dhabi Mall and back or in Muscat the bus runs through the line right through. Very friendly staff. Overall a great way to see the cities. Price-performance ratio but especially for Muscat rather bad, as only a tour with 8 stops. Dhow trip in Abu Dhabi is no more. Unfortunately, one hears (sometimes even on the same tour) the same comments over and over and over again ... if you have previously done the 5-day tour in Dubai, you know, inter alia, the short history of the UAE, the importance of religion and unfortunately also the permanent, permanent advertisement for other BigBus booking possibilities at some point by heart ... ;-)

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November 5, 2019

See and experience a lot with the BigBus.

The organization was outstanding. It was set up to provide a shuttle service directly from the ship to the actual route. Great! In Muscat, the route was 2 hours long and did not pass the mosque. There one changes at the beach stop in a taxi. After that we finished the track and then drove it a second time. There was always something new to discover. Two hop offs on the beach and at the sultan's palace were there. Note: in the afternoon we had the bus partly completely to ourselves. Abu Dhabi is so big that if you make all the lines, including the Dhaufahrt, you spend the whole day on the bus. You only have to change to get out. Otherwise everything is very well organized and reliable.

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April 5, 2019

Awesome

Great job and good sites

December 9, 2017

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Big Bus Tours - Middle East

Product ID: 29422