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 attraction pass. Use your ticket on any day 6 months from date of purchase. 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 15 attractions.
*These 5 days are consecutive.
5-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Ticket:
It wouldn't be an unlimited attraction pass if you didn't have a means of travelling between them all. 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 2017 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?
All Deluxe Tickets include the Big City Attraction Pass. Save up to 85% on top attractions and pay nothing on entry. Admissions are valid 5 days from first use.
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 12) - Taxi area next to main entrance (19:15).
- Dubai Mall (Stops 1/13) - Big Bus tour drop-off (19:30).
- Mall of the Emirates (Stops 17) - Gate 1 (19:45).
- Souk Madinat (Stops 16) - 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.
Observation Deck At 300 (Abu Dhabi):
The Observation Deck at 300 atop Etihad Towers is the highest in the capital, with 360° views of Abu Dhabi. Get exclusive half price entry with the Attraction Pass.
The Maydan Journey:
Take an off-the-beaten track journey to Maydan; home of the UAE's richest horse race, falconry and camel racing experiences. Departs at 09:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays | Ask staff for details.
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. These two 1-hour cruises are included with your deluxe attraction pass. Start the Dubai Creek cruise by hopping off at bus stop 9. For the Marina cruise, disembark at stop 19. Cruise timings are as follows:
- Creek Cruise: 10:30 to 17:30, every hour.
- Marina Cruise: 10:00 to 17:00, every hour.
Al Ain Oasis City Day Tour Explorer:
Visit forts, palaces, museums and an ancient tomb; discover an oasis in the desert whilst exploring the historic city of Al Ain. Ask staff for details.
Flamingo Lagoon Discovery:
Set out from WAFI Mall 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.
Afterwards, you'll have a chance to swing by the Hard Rock Cafe and do a bit of shopping at Festival City. The Flamingo Lagoon Discovery tour departs at 09:00 on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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.
A full list of locations on this 1 hour tour is available in the map download.
Abu Dhabi Capital Corniche Cruise:
Jump aboard an Arabian dhow and glide down the Abu Dhabi coastline. Enjoy stunning views of the skyline, palaces, islands and Marina Creek. Departs daily, every hour between 10:30 and 17:30.
Sharjah Half-Day Tour:
Explore a city dubbed the 'Pearl of the Gulf' on this 3-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 from stop 3 (Wafi).
Dubai Water Bus:
Experience a ride on the RTA water bus. Glide across the Dubai Marina on a smooth and safe transit service. Your one-way journey is free with a Big Bus Dubai Deluxe ticket.
Three Guided Walking Tours:
The Big Bus Dubai deluxe ticket includes four free walking tours. Each last 1 hour and are available from November to April. 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. Departs every day at 14:00 from Dubai Museum.
- 2) Arabian Treasures Walking Tour - Discover hidden treasures and intriguing stories from the old part of town. Departs: 15:00.
- 3) Heritage Village Walking Tour - Step back in time and relive one of Dubai's first settlements. Departs: 17:00.
- 4) Downtown Discovery Walking Tour - Experience the culture and daily dynamics of the most expensive square mile on the planet. Departs: 18:00 from Dubai Mall.
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.