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Dubai Wonder Bus – All You Need To Know About Dubai’s Amphibious Tour

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Dubai is one of the best cities in the world to visit as a tourist. The sheer number of attractions and things to do in Dubai rivals even the best of cities all over the world. Be it the wonderful buildings or the palatial shopping complexes and food courts, and the luxurious hotels, Dubai has something for everyone. It even has a stunning marina and creeks running through the city which offer a wonderful backdrop for the attractions.

As tourists, sometimes navigating through these attractions can get a little tedious. What’s the best way to check out most of the attractions without straining yourself? A bus tour would be nice, wouldn’t it? How about a bus that converts into a boat and then back into a bus again? Are you surprised? That’s Dubai’s famous Wonder Bus tours. Get into a bus and watch as it converts into a boat and paddles up the Dubai creek. Drive past the attractions on land and in water as you explore Dubai in the best way possible.

What is the Wonder Bus?


Wonder Bus is one of the most unique ways to explore Dubai. It gives you a chance to see several of Dubai’s attractions without worrying about changing transport and making your way to the attractions. It passes through Dubai’s archaeological landmarks and at the same time provides a guided tour to the people. But the best part about the Wonder Bus tour is the transition from the road to the creek water. The sheer delight in having a road vehicle seamlessly float on water and continue riding is very memorable and exciting.

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The Wonder Bus is fully air conditioned and has a TV screen and internal bathrooms. It is well equipped with life jackets for each passenger. The tour guides also serve refreshments on the way which is an added bonus to the informative tour. The absolute adventure of a bus driving on water and the in detail guided tour makes the Wonder Bus tour something that cannot be missed.


Dubai Wonder Bus Practical Information


1. Routes

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Click here to view the detailed Wonder bus route map.

Jumeirah Mosque, Etihad Museum, Al Fahidi District, Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Fort, Old Souq Bur Dubai, Abra’s Station, Union House, Jumeirah Mosque.

Circuit time: Approximately 1 hour

Heritage Village, Shaikh Saeed House, Diving Village, Abra (Crossing Boats), Ruler Court, Marsa Alseef, Dubai Municipality Building, Wooden Commercial Boats, Gold Souq, Spice Market and Al Ahmadiya School.

Circuit time: Approximately 30-45 minutes

2. Start & End Point

The Wonder Bus tour starts and ends at the Dubai Mercato. The first attraction is Jumeirah Mosque from where the tour takes off.

3. Tour Duration

Wonder Bus tour duration is 90 minutes. The tour guides speak English and Arabic.

4. Timing

The Wonder Bus tour begins at 3:45 PM every day. The tour operates throughout the week.


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Dubai Wonder Bus Tour

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• The tour begins at Dubai Mercato every day at 3:45 PM
• Tickets include the guided tour and bus charges
• Life jackets are also included in the ticket costs
• Refreshments are served on board
• There are bathrooms on board
• The bus is completely air conditioned
• On weekends and some occasions, some places covered in the tour may remain closed to visitors
• The ticket is valid for one month from date of issue and is a one time use ticket

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Dubai Wonder Bus Tour

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Wonder Bus Tour Reviews


This is an excellent tour that begins at Mercato Mall and drives around the city before changing into its amphibious role and sailing on Dubai Creek. This tour would appeal to all age groups; it is a fun thing to do for the younger members of the family. More mature aged travelers would also enjoy the experience. The staff are excellent, on the day my sister and I traveled both the driver and his assistant obviously enjoyed their job, they were both happy and it was infectious. Our fellow passengers all agreed it was a WONDERFUL experience.

Amy, TripAdvisor, October 2017

Cosy and comfortable highly preferable for the family. The little ones would enjoy it more. You feel your adrenaline pumping when you switch from land to water it’s a nice feeling.

Ronyo, TripAdvisor, December 2017

Read what others have to say about the Wonder Bus tours on TripAdvisor.


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