Dubai

City Sightseeing Dubai Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
City Sightseeing Dubai Hop On Hop Off Tour

From $81.75

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

See Dubai's main attractions on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. With your 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass, enjoy unlimited sightseeing along multiple routes, taking you to several top Dubai attractions including Jumeirah Beach Park, Burj Al Arab, the Dubai Museum, Burj Khalifa, Sheikh Zayed Road, Madinat Jumeirah, the Gold Souk, and Dubai Creek. Your hop-on hop-off pass includes a Global Village entry ticket, a night tour, and more fun perks!
  • Create your own personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Dubai at your own pace
  • Enjoy unlimited travel on various routes with your 1-, 2-, or 3-day pass
  • See top Dubai attractions including Jumeirah Beach Park, Burj Al Arab, and Gold Souk
  • Upgrade to premium tickets for free extras like a dhow cruise and QE2 tour

What's Included

  • 24, 48 or 72 hour Standard Tickets include the Bus Tour only.
  • Sunset and Night Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting and Pickup

Start time

Opening hours

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What To Expect

Get acquainted with cosmopolitan Dubai and its history on an easy and convenient City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour by an open-top bus.

Board your City Sightseeing double-decker at any of the designated stops along the eight routes around the city. Take a seat inside or on the open-air top deck and relax as you enjoy the 360-degree views of the passing Dubai landmarks. Choose from a 1-, 2-, or 3-day regular or premium pass and stay aboard for the entire loop of each route, or hop on and off at any of the stops that interest you. See the Itinerary for a full list of stops and route details.

Whatever you want to see and do, you’re free to create your own itinerary and explore at your own pace. As you travel, plug into the interesting onboard audio commentary, available in multiple languages, to learn about the passing sights. Buses run regularly, and extended operating hours let you tour Dubai after dark to see the bright lights.

Your hop-on hop-off tour also includes additional privileges, such as a night tour, entry to Dubai Aquarium or Lost Chambers, and entry to the Global Village.

Further upgrades include a dhow cruise, free entry to Dubai Museum, a QE2 Heritage Tour, Palm Jumeirah Cruise, and a ride on the Flying Cup, depending on which option you've selected.
Red Route

13 Stops

14 Points of Interest

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Operating Schedule: First tour departs stop 1 at 9am Last tour departs stop 1 at 5pm Frequency: Every 30 minutes

Dubai Mall

679J+Q39

Al Seef Marine Bus Stop 1

3 شارع ديرة

232 Dubai Creek

4 62a St

Al Qubaiba Building - AWR Properties

288

Deira, Old Souq 2

Al Dana Restaurant

Dubai Municipality Headquarter

4 Baniyas Rd

Dubai Frame

Points of interest passed by on this route

Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai Creek

Old Souk

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Fountain

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Dubai Gold Souk

Dubai Frame

Dubai Spice Souk

Queen Elizabeth 2

Burj Khalifa

At The Top, Burj Khalifa

The Dubai Heritage Village

Dubai Museum & Al Fahidi Fort

Sunset and Night Tour

6 Stops

4 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours

Operating Schedule: Departs at 6pm from Dubai Mall. Please note this is not a hop-on hop-off route.

Dubai Mall

Media City Tram Bus Station 1

Atlantis The Palm

The Cigar Room

45MQ+72 Dubai

RIMOWA

Points of interest passed by on this route

The Dubai Mall

Mall of the Emirates

Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

Burj Al Arab

Blue Route

11 Stops

17 Points of Interest

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes

Operating Schedule: First tour departs stop 1 at 9am Last tour departs stop 1 at 5pm Frequency: Every 30 minutes

The Dubai Mall

45MQ+72 Dubai

Atlantis Aquaventure

The Cigar Room

Nespresso Boutique Dubai Marina Mall

27 The Walk

Marsa Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence Station 1

Jumeirah, Royal Meridian 2

Cayan Tower

35V2+6FQ

Balenciaga Level The Dubai Mall

Points of interest passed by on this route

Mall of the Emirates

Vox Cinemas - Mall of the Emirates

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Fountain

Burj Khalifa

At The Top, Burj Khalifa

Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

Burj Al Arab

Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR)

The Walk at JBR

Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina Mall

Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Wild Wadi Waterpark

The Marina

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Red Route: 1st departure from stop 1 - 9am, Last departure from stop 1 - 5pm. Duration - 80 minutes. Frequency - every 30 minutes.
  • Blue Route: 1st departure from stop 1 - 9am, Last departure from stop 1 - 5pm. Duration - 130 minutes. Frequency - every 30 minutes
  • Sunset and Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour. There is 1 loop per day. The tour lasts 2 hours. Pick up times: Stop 1 (The Dubai Mall) at 6pm, Stop 2 (Mina Seyahi - Dubai Marina) at 6:45pm, Stop 3 (Atlantis The Palm) at 7pm, Stop 4 (Fairmont the Palm) at 7:05pm, Stop 5 (Souk Madinat Jumeriah) at 7:20pm and Stop 6 (Mall of the Emirates) at 7:30pm
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Vouchers can be redeemed at any of the bus stops or you can go to one of the following Customer Support locations: The Dubai Mall bus parking, The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo (ground floor and second floor), Mall of the Emirates Gate 4 (Tourist bus parking next to Ski Dubai), Atlantis The Palm (Next to the monorail station), JBR The Beach (Amwaj next to KFC Restaurant), Souk Madinat Jumeirah (next to Seattle's Best Coffee)

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great Experience
RhondaFay_P, Apr 2024
Great way to see the city. Bus was timely. Drivers were nice. Audio was good on bus. Would recommend to others to do.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear esteemed customer, We are truly grateful for your wonderful feedback following your recent experience with our City Sightseeing Bus Tour. Your kind words serve as a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing exceptional service and memorable experiences to our valued guests. It brings us immense joy to hear that you found our bus tour to be a great way to explore the city. We take great pride in offering a convenient and informative sightseeing experience, and we are delighted that our tour exceeded your expectations in this regard. Punctuality is a cornerstone of our service, and we are pleased to learn that our buses operated in a timely manner, allowing you to make the most of your time exploring the city. Additionally, we are thrilled that you found our drivers to be accommodating and friendly, as well as the audio commentary on the bus to be of high quality. Your recommendation to others is deeply appreciated, and we thank you for sharing your positive experience with potential future guests. Word-of-mouth recommendations are invaluable to us, and we are grateful for your endorsement of our tour. Once again, thank you for choosing our City Sightseeing Bus Tour and for taking the time to share your feedback. It was our pleasure to have you on board, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another memorable tour in the future. Warm regards, Customer Care department.
Good orientation
susan_b, Mar 2024
Did both the red and blue route . Had excellent drivers both times No long waits and a good explaination of the route we took
Hop oh Hop off was a great experience and worth the money.
James_R, Dec 2023
The stops are great and the pickup waits are short. The buses are clean and the drivers were very good. Dubai traffic made it slower.
There's a better option
Ali, Nov 2023
We wanted a solid intro to Dubai plus an easy way to get between attractions efficiently; HOHO buses in other cities had given us this. In Dubai we found the HOHO option we chose ran every 30 minutes - except sometimes they didn't show up. Their Blue circuit (2.5h) had no stops of interest to us at all, being almost all beach hotels with little apparent access to the actual beach. The commentary was mostly about how wonderful Dubai hotels and bars etc are, very little on actual history and points of general interest. The Red Route (1.5h) was more promising, but we got off to see the Dubai Museum only to find it hasn't reopened since Covid (they could have said!), and the Dubai frame had a 2 hour queue to get in (no thanks). Their app was supposed to show when the next bus was due (not reliable) and lacked any other useful info - eg a photo of what each bus stop looked like in case you were on foot, background info on opening times so didn't get off to find you were too early/late and useful websites for nearby attractions. Their staff were the best part, very helpful, but overall the experience was quite disappointing. We booked online - only discovered after we arrived there was an alternative HOHO bus service that seemed much more frequent and had better info, we would use them if we ever went again.
One Day visit to Dubai
AMIT_K, Oct 2023
Absolutely value for money and time was worth every penny we spent would suggest for people who have a day’s time in Dubai
Not pleasant at all.
Pranjal_M, Oct 2023
None. Too long a wait between buses. The Tours company said there was one every 30 minutes with a red line but that is not accurate. It was a minimum of 50 to 55 minutes between two buses. Way too frustrating and too just waste of time just waiting.
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us, it means a lot to us. We would like to apology that hoping-on the bus ended up not being the best experience possible, we will take notes on your thoughts and use them to improve our service. Once again, thank you for your comments on this tour. Once again, we thank you for your feedback. Kind regards, Customer support agent
Great tour
Paolo_D, Sep 2023
Everything went trought smoothly The tour bus was very clean and the staff very kind They provide for you for free water
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thanks for leaving a review! We are happy to hear that everything went smooth and that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you back soon! Yours sincerely, Customer support agent
Easy way to see the city
Lucille_N, Aug 2023
Cheap to use, great way to see the city and take photos, helpful drivers with good knowledge Free water as much as you, air conditioning
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for writing your opinion and highlighting what you liked most. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed the visit. We hope to see you again very soon in one of our destinations. Kind regards, Customer support agent
Great way to see things
Peter_F, Aug 2023
The busses come very regulary, the drivers are very helpful, only thng is some of the audio plugs are broken and do not work
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you for writing your opinion and highlighting what you liked most. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed the visit. We hope to see you again very soon in one of our destinations. Kind regards, Customer support agent
A must to do when in Dubai
Shirley_J, Jun 2023
Excellent bus sightseeing tour. Very informative and many stops. Option to sit inside or outside. With headphones for many languages.
Great way to see the main attractions and find out about the history of Dubai
Dana_F, Jun 2023
Great way to see the main attractions and find out about the history of Dubai. The driver was very friendly and this made our short visit to Dubai very enjoyable.
Excellent service
Vinny_O, May 2023
Perfect way to explore the sights of Dubai. Very friendly service and buses on time at every stop. Highly recommended
A good opportunity to get a Birds Eye view
Kate_M, Apr 2023
Always a decent way to get a Birds Eye view of the city, we did both routes which were both very different so that was enjoyable!
Interesting information
Kippen_C, Apr 2023
Enjoyed the A part more than the B. The narrative was good and informative in both. The B tour had too many stops close to each other and for whatever reason waited too long at each stop. We didn’t have that on the A tour.
Two thumbs up!
Melissa_R, Mar 2023
Great way to get familiar with the city, loved both the red lines, great photos from both, also if included in your multi day ticket, make sure to do the night tour as well! Highly recommended!
Not worth the frustration.
Allison_P, Mar 2023
I was excited the bus picked up right at the cruise terminal and had people helping. They explained the quick shuttle would bring us to the red/blue line first stop. They also said it ran until about 6 Pm. It was quick and easy and got me on the red line. Very nice explanation for the full route,, so I ended at dubai mall, shopped a while, and had to get back to the ship. It was about 4 pm. I couldn’t find my ticket, but they were able to help with the ticket stored on my phone. They told me to stay on that bus, to go to the shuttle. The driver first stopped at Emereti mall and as I got off, I ask where was the shuttle back to the ship. He said he didn’t know, but I’d have to stay on his full almost two hour route. I didn’t have time. My only choice was to hire a taxi. The line was packed and I got stuck paying $100 dirham for a ride that big bus promised me. By the time I finally got back to the ship, the man at the kiosk was gone. I looked this morning at 7, but no one was there. Their mistake cost me money.
Great mix of the old and the new
Kate_T, Mar 2023
Terrific insight into the soul of Dubai. We were able to complete both routes to see the old and the new and it was well worth it. Efficient service and changeover support at Dubai Mall and excellent audio guide
A waste of time at night!
Gay_W, Feb 2023
Evening tour not worth taking.....didn’t stop at the palm...traffic jams meant it took 3 hours instead of 2!
its ok to get around
Jeanette_R, Jan 2023
the concept is good, but the hours are too short. 10am - 5pm is too short in terms of operating times.
Blue & Red route delays
Edward_R, Jan 2023
Blue route is longer but covers the palm, was always late and if ‘hopping’ couldn’t rely on next bus timings, the express way section was very windy up top because of higher speed, highlights palm & Marina after dark but slow during rush hours, Red route shorter with more opportunities to hop off and buses seemed more reliable, overall Ok views at night were good with buildings illuminated.
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