About The Big Bus Dubai Deluxe Ticket?
The Deluxe Ticket is Big Bus Dubai's most generous sightseeing package. Hand your printed voucher over to a member of staff at any stop and receive a 5-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket plus activity pass. The 5-day period* begins from the moment the ticket is first used. During this time you'll have unlimited access to Big Bus Dubai's open-top buses and more!
*These 5 days are consecutive.
5-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket:
It wouldn't be a sightseeing pass if you didn't have a means of travelling between the attractions. Hop aboard one of Big Bus Dubai's open-top buses and explore 3 different sightseeing routes at your own pace.
The red 'City Route' takes in the modern downtown and traditional areas huddled around Dubai Creek. The green 'Beach Tour' connects Downtown Dubai with the sparkling Marina and includes a scenic drive along coastal Jumeirah. The Marina area itself is serviced by the blue route.
- Inclusions: 12-language audio guide, complimentary bottled water.
Bus tickets are valid 5 consecutive days from first use. During this time you can hop on and off the buses as many times as you like during operational hours. All 3 routes are accessible, so feel free to exchange between them as required. See the 2018 map download below for a full breakdown of stops, timings, tour durations and connection points:
- Big Bus Dubai Tour Map & Timetable | View/Download.
Attraction Pass | What's Included?
Big Bus Deluxe tickets act like a mini city pass. Save money on top activities and pay nothing on the day. You can do any of the following activities within 5 days of first using your pass:
Dubai Night Bus Tour:
For deluxe ticket holders the sightseeing experience needn't end with the setting sun. Head along to one of the night bus tour's 4 departure points at their corresponding start times:
- Deira City Centre (Stop 11) - Taxi area next to main entrance (19:15).
- Dubai Mall (Stops 1/12) - Big Bus tour drop-off (19:30).
- Mall of the Emirates (Stops 16/17) - Gate 1 (19:45).
- Souk Madinat (Stops 15) - Left side of main entrance (20:00).
Over the next 2.5 hours you'll witness rippling lights and traditional dhows on Dubai Creek, the glistening spire of the Burj Khalifa, the illuminated branches of the Palm Jumeirah, and much more. Each step of the journey is commentated by a professional English-speaking guide.
Desert Sunset Adventure:
Roll across the dramatic dunes of Dubai Desert and witness the spectacle that is an Arabian sunset on the Desert Sunset Tour - free with every Big Bus Deluxe Ticket.
Over 3 hours you'll be taken on a guided journey to an Arabian Fort, whereupon the UAE's traditional hospitality presents itself in the form of a free welcome drink.
Warm introductions are proceeded by camel riding, falcon presentations, henna painting and a hands-on introduction to Arabian horses. Return travel is included. Ask staff for details regarding departure dates and timings.
Lost Chambers Aquarium & Ambassador Lagoon:
Atlantis the Palm's famous hotel aquarium is accessible to all deluxe pass holders. Meet thousands of colourful sea creatures in a beautiful underwater environment modelled on the mythical lost city of Atlantis.
There's over 21 marine exhibits to explore, as well as daily interactive feeding shows at 10:30 and 15:30. The aquarium is open from 10:00 to 22:00, and tickets can be collected from the Big Bus staff.
Ambassador Lagoon admission is included.
Creek & Marina Dhow Cruises:
Jump aboard an Arabian Dhow and glide down either Dubai Creek or the beautiful Maria and out into the Arabian Gulf. The Creek Cruise is available with all tickets, while the Marina Cruise is available with premium and deluxe tickets. Ask the staff during your visit what the most up-to-date running times are.
Palm Island Drive:
It's not just the Lost Chambers Aquarium that gives deluxe ticket holders an excuse to visit the Palm Jumeirah - there's the beauty of the island itself. Cruise along the artificial Jumeirah atop a panoramic, double-decker bus and savour sweeping ocean views, luxurious Palm Beach resorts, and Dubai's dazzling skyline. The Palm Island Drive tour departs daily at 17:00 from Atlantis the Palm hotel. Please note that it is not a hop-on hop-off tour.
Sharjah Half-Day Tour:
Explore a city dubbed the 'Pearl of the Gulf' on this 3.5-hour guided bus tour. Sharjah tour highlights include the Quran Roundabout, the Archaeology Museum of Islamic Civilisation and the Blue Souk. Return travel is included. It departs every day except Fridays at 10:30.
Flamingo Lagoon Discovery Tour:
Set out at 09:00 and meet the feathery residents of Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. These iconic long-legged birds live among the watery mangroves only a few miles outside downtown Dubai. Before stopping to view the flamingos at the sanctuary's roadside viewing park, your tour bus will pass Zabeel Palace - the royal residence of Sheikh Mohammad.
This tour runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Please speak to the Big Bus staff locally for further information.
Guided Walking Tours:
The Big Bus Dubai deluxe ticket includes five free walking tours. Each one is available from October to April. Departure times are subject to variation so you should always inquire with the Big Bus staff locally. They include:
- 1) Al Fahidi Historical Walk - Visit Dubai's old quarter, explore the Bastakiya, see the old city wall ruins, get entry to museums and access Al Fahidi Fort - the oldest Dubai building dating back to 1787.
- 2) Arabian Treasures Walking Tour - Discover hidden treasures and intriguing stories from the old part of town.
- 3) Heritage Village Walking Tour - Step back in time and relive one of Dubai's first settlements.
- 4) Downtown Discovery Walking Tour - Experience the culture and daily dynamics of the most expensive square mile on the planet.
- 5) Khan Murjan Discovery Tour - The Khan Murjan Discovery Tour gives Deluxe ticket holders a brief introduction to Arabian arts & crafts by exploring WAFI's Egyptian, Turkish, Moroccan and Syrian shops.
Free Rewards Voucher Booklet:
Booking the Big Bus Deluxe Ticket entitles you to a voucher book with a generous range of discounts and offers for you to use at Dubai's best attractions. It can be collected upon boarding any tour bus.
Entry To 7 Dubai Museums:
Enjoy complimentary access to 7 museums with your Dubai Attraction Pass. Favourites include the Dubai Museum and Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House.