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Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover the grand city of Abu Dhabi on this 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Explore and learn more about some of Abu Dhabi’s most popular landmarks such as Ferrari World, Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace Hotel, Saadiyat Island, and the Plaza Mall at your own pace with live commentary in up to 8 different languages!


  • Savour the culture of Abu Dhabi as you go on a self-planned tour of the city.
  • Enjoy the tour with pre-recorded commentary that is available in 8 different languages - Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin. Listen via complimentary headphones.
  • You can hop-on or hop-off the bus anywhere along the 2 routes, with more than 20 stops across the city.
  • You can cruise around the Corniche on a traditional Arabian Dhow boat. This is a complimentary ride included in your ticket.
  • You will be travelling inside an air-conditioned bus with comfortable seating.
  • All the buses are open-top, which means you can get amazing views of Abu Dhabi from inside the bus.
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Your Experience

Built mostly on reclaimed land, Abu Dhabi is an engineering and cultural marvel that is quickly rising to become one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. One of the most prominent tourist attractions is Yas Island, a piece of land reclaimed and developed exclusively for tourists. The ticket gives you an opportunity to hop on a tour bus and disembark at any or all of the 18 stops along the way. As for the tour, it begins at the Marina Mall, one of the city’s biggest attractions and also the largest mall in the Middle East. The mall is located in one of Abu Dhabi’s prime tourist spots that overlooks the Corniche. The bus then makes its way to the Emirates Palace Hotel, one of the premier seven-star hotels in the United Arab Emirates. Enjoy the opulence of the place and feast on some of the rarest delicacies. The next stops are the Sheikh Zayed Centre and the Etihad Museum, both of which are located on the same road. Filled with artifacts, sculptures and information about the history of the country and the city, these centres serve as a testament to the rich political, cultural, and scientific history of the city and pay homage to its founder, Sheikh Zayed.

The bus then heads to the popular Sheikh Zayed Mosque, a marvel that competes with other engineering wonders of the UAE for its spot amongst the most sumptuous buildings in the Middle East. You can enter the mosque, look around the vast halls, and even pray for a while on your visit. The tour then goes through the eastern mangroves, the Abu Dhabi mall, Louvre museum and the Corniche Road. These are some of the more scenic locations in the city and are certain to be a treat if you are more of a nature-lover. The tour bus winds through various forts and parks along the way and finally comes to a halt at a spot opposite the Abu Dhabi Yacht club. Here you get a complimentary ride on a traditional Arabian Dhow (small boat) across the Corniche. This is the best way to soak in the sights of the beautiful Abu Dhabi skyline as the sun sinks below the horizon.

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  • Hop-on, Hop-off tour to explore Abu Dhabi at your own pace.
  • Cruise around the Corniche on an Arabian Dhow boat. Cruises are scheduled to depart from Stop 15 at 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM everyday.
  • Air-conditioned buses to travel in comfort to visit top landmarks.
  • Pre-recorded commentary available in 8 languages.
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Know Before You Go


City Tour - Red Route

The schedule for the tour is as follows:

  • 1) Marina Mall (First Bus: 9:00 AM | Last Bus: 5:00 PM)
  • 2) Founder Memorial (First Bus: 9:02 AM | Last Bus: 5:02 PM)
  • 3) Emirates Palace Hotel (First Bus: 9:05 AM | Last Bus: 5:05 PM)
  • 4) Sheikh Zayed Centre (First Bus: 9:15 AM | Last Bus: 5:15 PM)
  • 5) Etihad Museum (First Bus: 9:25 AM | Last Bus: 5:25 PM)
  • 6) Sheikh Zayed Mosque (First Bus: 9:45 AM | Last Bus: 5:45 PM)
  • 7) Eastern Mangroves (First Bus: 10:05 AM | Last Bus: 6:05 PM)
  • 8) Galleria & Rosewood (First Bus: 10:25 AM | Last Bus: 6:25 PM)
  • 9) Abu Dhabi Mall (First Bus: 10:00 AM | Last Bus: 6:30 PM)
  • 10) Louvre Museum (First Bus: 10:15 AM | Last Bus: 6:45 PM)
  • 11) Abu Dhabi Corniche (First Bus: 10:25 AM | Last Bus: 6:55 PM)
  • 12) WTC Souk (First Bus: 10:35 AM | Last Bus: 7:05 PM)
  • 13) Al Hosn Fort (First Bus: 10:40 AM | Last Bus: 7:10 PM)
  • 14) Markaziyah Park (First Bus: 10:45 AM | Last Bus: 7:15 PM)
  • 15) Public Beach (First Bus: 10:50 AM | Last Bus: 7:20 PM)
  • 16) Al Bahar Beach (First Bus: 10:52 AM | Last Bus: 7:22 PM)
  • 17) Heritage Village (First Bus: 10:55 AM | Last Bus: 7:25 PM)
  • 18) Dhow Corniche Cruise (First Bus: 11:00 AM | Last Bus: 7:30 PM)

The tour duration varies depending on your selected route. The frequency of buses is every 15-20 minutes.

Hop off at stop 6 to join the Yas Island Drive Green Route tour.

Yas Island Drive - Green Route

The schedule for this route is as follows:

  • 19) Sheikh Zayed Mosque (First Bus: 10:00 AM | Last Bus: 5:30 PM)
  • 20) Wahat Al Karama (First Bus: 10:05 AM | Last Bus: 5:30 PM)
  • 21) Yas Hotel (First Bus: 10:35 AM | Last Bus: 6:05 PM)
  • 22) Yas Plaza Hotels (First Bus: 10:40 AM | Last Bus: 6:10 PM)
  • 23) Yas Waterworld (First Bus: 10:50 AM | Last Bus: 6:20 PM)
  • 24) Yas Mall (First Bus: 11:00 AM | Last Bus: 6:30 PM)
  • 25) Ferrari World (First Bus: 11:05 AM | Last Bus: 6:35 PM)
  • 26) Yas Marina Circuit (First Bus: 11:15 AM | Last Bus: 6:45 PM)

The tour duration varies depending on your selected route. The frequency of buses is every 15-20 minutes.


The tour is wheelchair accessible.

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Super Flexible Cancellation Policy

Tickets can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

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My Tickets

You will receive your mobile voucher in your email shortly. Please display this on your mobile device along with a valid photo ID either in the bus or to any staff member at the stop. A receipt will be given saying that you can access the Hop-On, Hop-Off tour at any stop/bus on that day. You may start your tour from any of the stops on the route.

The tickets can be used on any day within 6 months of the date of purchase.

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