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

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Discover Abu Dhabi's must-see sights on our Hop-on, Hop-off Abu Dhabi Big Bus Tour!

Our Abu Dhabi bus tours provide the perfect introduction to the city and the best photo opportunities of iconic landmarks from the top deck.

Our guide to Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Experience the unique blend of Arabian charm and futuristic fantasy on our Big Bus Abu Dhabi hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour.  On-board an open-top bus, discover the sights of Abu Dhabi including the Presidential Palace, Emirates Palace Hotel, Heritage Village, and the Abu Dhabi Mall. Audio commentary in 8 languages will provide fascinating insights into the rapid development and cultural history of the United Arab Emirates.

There are four different types of tickets to choose from:

Discover Ticket

  • Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off throughout ticket validity (24 hours) 
  • Pre-recorded Audio Commentary (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese Mandarin)
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board and Headphones

Essential Ticket

  • Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off throughout ticket validity (48 hours) 
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour 
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board and Headphones 
  • Pre-recorded Audio Commentary available
  • Explore the city on both Red and Green routes

Explore Ticket

  • Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off throughout ticket validity (72 hours)
  • Pre-recorded Audio Commentary available
  • Free Wi-Fi on-board and Headphones 
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Guided Tour 
  • Presidential Palace Guided Tour 
  • Return Shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

  • You will be sent a gate-ready Big Bus Ticket. Simply print it in advance or present it on your smart phone for boarding.
  • A child ticket is available for children aged between 5 and 15 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged 4 years and under may travel free of charge. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. Strollers must be folded and stowed on the lower deck.
  • Times and routes are subject to change without notice. 
  • A third of the fleet has wheelchair access on the lower deck, and these vehicles run evenly throughout the service.
  • Please note: routes and operation times may vary during the holiday season. Please check locally.
  • *Cancellation Policy: Free cancellations for bookings cancelled with the operator up to 72 hours before your chosen activity date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 72 hours.


Frequently Asked Questions for Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

General Information

  • How does the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour work?

    It's simple! Purchase your ticket online, then exchange it for a physical ticket at one of the designated redemption points. From there, you can start your adventure by boarding any Big Bus at one of the designated stops. Hop off at any stop to explore an attraction, and then hop back on when you're ready to move to the next destination.

  • Is the tour commentary available in my language?

    Our Abu Dhabi bus tours feature pre-recorded commentary which offers fascinating insights into Abu Dhabi's history, culture, architecture and landmarks. The commentary is available in the following languages: English, French, Italian, Russian, German and Spanish. Commentary can be accessed via complimentary headphones, distributed when you board the bus. 

Rides & Attractions

  • Where can I start the tour?

    Our bus tours officially commence from Stop #1 (Abu Dhabi Mall, near Tim Hortons on Al Maiyani Street) but you are free to hop on our bus tours from any stop.

  • How frequently do tour buses run?

    During opening hours, our Red Route buses run every 60 minutes, and our Green Route buses run every 2.5 hours. Frequency may be subject to change depending on traffic, weather and city events.