Welcome to the Big Bus sightseeing tour of Abu Dhabi
The hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Abu Dhabi takes you to all of the city's famous landmarks. The tour provides a personal commentary in a choice of languages, explaining Abu Dhabi’s rapid development and cultural history.
The hop-on, hop-off facility gives you access to the best things to do in Abu Dhabi and the 24 & 48 hour ticket provides plenty of time to explore Abu Dhabi’s popular attractions.
Your sightseeing tour also includes a FREE Island Tour around Abu Dhabi’s entertainment capital Yas Island and free entrance to the Sky Tower at Marina Mall, as well as 50% discount on the entry to Observation Deck 300 at Etihad towers.
Please note that during the Holy Month of Ramadan, opening hours of attractions may change. For more information, please speak to one of the Big Bus sales staff.
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The Stunning Sights of Abu Dhabi
The Big Bus Tour of Abu Dhabi is carefully designed to take you to all the city’s famous landmarks; from the opulent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to the traditional Iranian Market.
The combination of the City Tour and the Yas Island Shuttle takes you to more places than any other tour of Abu Dhabi. You will learn the history of Abu Dhabi and be connected the City’s many visitor attractions.
For more information on the special places you can visit on the Big Bus Tour checkout the Tour Highlights.
The Big Bus sightseeing tour of Abu Dhabi includes an informative commentary that guides you through the city.
The commentary explains the history of Abu Dhabi and points out the buildings and landmarks of significance. The commentary will also gives an insight into Emirati culture and tradition.
The personal recorded commentary is available in your choice of 8 languages: Arabic, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Mandarin. Complimentary ear phones are provided.
On the Big Bus Tour there are several locations where you can hop-on and off the bus to visit attractions or explore places of interest.
The hop-on, hop-off facility gives you the freedom to plan your day to suit you. Visit the places that fascinate you and explore them for as little or as long as you like. You can leave the open-top buses as many times as you want within the validity of your 24 or 48 hour ticket.
An ‘air-conditioned open-top’ bus sounds like a contradiction in terms. However, Big Bus Tours acknowledges that Abu Dhabi’s warm climate would make some visitors reticent about spending a day on an open-top vehicle.
Although there are buses that are completely open-top,there are also buses with air conditioned cabins on the front section of the upper deck, with large windows for uninterrupted views. The middle section is open air with a sun canopy, while the rear third is open to the sun for those wishing to enjoy the weather and a traditional open-top experience.
Buses also have a fridge onboard and complimentary chilled, bottled water is provided for all customers.
As a Big Bus Tour customer you will also enjoy free entry to the Marina Mall Sky Tower. This glass viewing platform high above the mall provides fantastic views over Abu Dhabi, the Corniche, the Emirates Palace Hotel and the Arabian Gulf.
There is a coffee shop at the top where you can sit, relax and enjoy the spectacular views over Abu Dhabi. Big Bus Tours customers will also receive 20% off a coffee.
50% off entry to OBSERVATION DECK 300 at Etihad Towers
The complex is made up of five towers, three residential towers, one office tower and the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers hotel. Located on Level 74, the Observation Deck at 300 is the highest vantage point in Abu Dhabi, offering sensational views over the city and the Arabian Gulf.
Enjoy 50% off entry to OBSERVATION DECK 300 with your Big Bus ticket.
Be Entertained at Yas Island
The Big Bus Yas Shuttle Tour gives you the opportunity to visit Abu Dhabi’s main entertainment centre - Yas Island, located 30km from the centre of Abu Dhabi, home to the City's Grand Prix.
See the views of the race tracks and drag circuit from the top open-deck. The shuttle stops at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - the world’s first Ferrari themed amusement park, which is also the largest indoor park with over 20 attractions, including the world's fastest roller coaster.
The tour departs at 1hr 30min intervals from Manarat al Sadiyaat (City Tour, Red Route: Stop 5) and from Stop 15 (Island Tour, Blue Route) at 09:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00, 16:30 & 17:30. The tour is a 2 hour hop-on hop-off guided tour of Sadiyaat and YAS Islands.
From May to October, the Island Tour departs from Manarat al Sadiyaat every 3 hours, at 09:00, 12:00, 15:00 & 17:30.