Big Bus Tour, Dubai

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    Dubai sightseeing on the Hop-on, hop-off bus

    by nyperose Written Jan 1, 2013

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    I found this sightseeing tour with the Big Bus company excellent. As Dubai is pretty spread out, this tour was really complete and showed us a big part of the city.

    There were two lines, the red and the blue line. The blue line took 3 hours and the red line took 2 hours.

    Included in the price was also a one-hour cruise-trip on the Dubai Creek, and a crossing over the Creek in a small traditional wooden boat.

    The ticket was valid 24 hours.

    If you have limited time in Dubai this tour really gives you a very good overview.

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    Big Bus Tour

    by chizz Updated Jan 28, 2010

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    Big Bus at Wafi Mall

    Take the Big Bus around Dubai to see all the main sights on the open top buses with a commentary in 8 languages. There are 2 routes (blue, which covers the beach area and red which focuses on the city) on the tour and the Dubai Museum entrance fee, entry to Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum's House, a walking tour of the Creek area and a dhow cruise on the Creek are included. The ticket lasts 24 hrs or 48 hours and there is a Night Tour too (This tour departs from Deira City Centre at 7.30pm, returning at 9.30pm, or from Souk Madinat Jumeirah at 8.30pm, returning at 10.30pm). The museum, Sheikh Saeed House, walking tour and dhow cruise can be done on a different days to the bus tour.
    There is also a combined ticket which includes bus tours in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

    Costs:
    24 hr Ticket
    Adults AED 220.00
    Children AED 100.00 (5-15 incl.)
    Family AED 540.00
    (2 Adults and 2 Children)

    48 hr Ticket
    Adults AED 285.00
    Children AED 130.00 (5-15 incl.)
    Family AED 700.00
    (2 Adults and 2 Children)

    Night Tour
    Adults AED 100.00
    Children AED 75.00 (5-15 incl.)
    Family AED 275.00
    (2 Adults and 2 Children)

    Buses run daily from 9am-5pm. See the route map for Dubai at: http://www.bigbustours.com/eng/dubai/UploadedFiles/BB_MASTER_MAP_09_medres_200911034424.pdf

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    Big Bus City Tour (Red Route)

    by pakistanibrain Updated Apr 18, 2007

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    The Big Bus company offers two different routes through Dubai in open-top double-decker busses. The ticket allows you to Hop On and Hop Off at any of their stops throughout the city.

    The red route covers the following stops:

    1. Wafi City
    2. Creek Walk and Danat Dubai Berth
    3. Al Fahidi Fort (Dubai Museum)
    4. Dubai Old Souk
    5. Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum House
    6. Gold Souk
    7. Abra Station
    8. Deira City Centre
    9. Burjuman
    10. Karama

    The prices currently are:

    Adults: AED 150
    Children: AED 100 (5-15 incl.)
    Family: AED 400 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

    Tickets can be purchased on the bus itself, in several hotels, on their website and by telephone. They accept Visa, Mastercard and AMEX.

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    Big Bus City Tour (Blue Route)

    by pakistanibrain Updated Apr 18, 2007

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    The Big Bus company offers two different routes through Dubai in open-top double-decker busses. The ticket allows you to Hop On and Hop Off at any of their stops throughout the city.

    The blue route covers the following stops:

    11. Deira City Centre
    12. Wafi City
    13. Jumeirah Mosque
    14. Mercato Mall
    15. Jumeirah Beach Park
    16. Jumeirah Public Beach
    17. Souk Madinat Jumeirah
    18. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
    19. Le Royal Meridien
    20. Oasis Beach Hotel
    21. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
    22. Sheraton Beach Hotel
    23. Mall of the Emirates/Ski Dubai

    The prices currently are:

    Adults: AED 150
    Children: AED 100 (5-15 incl.)
    Family: AED 400 (2 Adults & 2 Children)

    Tickets can be purchased on the bus itself, in several hotels, on their website and by telephone. They accept Visa, Mastercard and AMEX.

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    • Architecture
    • Road Trip

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    Getting Around

    by FarmerIan Written Apr 8, 2007

    I found that The Big Red Bus was an interesting way to see some of Dubai and with a commentary from an on board guide, you can get on and off this bus when you desire at set stops and have a look around and then get on the next bus.

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    Big bus tour of Dubai

    by Timesgoneby Written Aug 8, 2006

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    This gives you and idea of what places you can check up next , to be honest its more comfortable and easier to just grab a taxi and let them take you to any place you like whilst sitting in a nice car with airconditioning full blast !

    The big bus tour will give you sightseeing tours in dubai showing magnificent views from an open top double decker bus , guided with and english commentery on every tour which operates 7 days a week

    Our Tour started from Wafi City , which takes us to Karama , Creek Wak and Danat birth, Al Fahidi Forth ( Dubai Museum) , Dubai Old Souk, Sheikh Saeed Al maktoum House, Gold Souk , Abra Station , Seira City Centre , Al Boom Village and Wonderland and back to Wafi City.
    Warning make sure you have a little portable fan , lots of water and get ready to be baked. if you suffer from heat stroke ( like I later found out should take a miss on the bus tour)

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    The Big Bus

    by TracyLB Written Jan 12, 2006

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    The Big Bus

    We used the Big Bus to get around to all the tourist spots around Dubai..It is AED 140 per adult and is good for 24 hours...You can get off at any spot you wish and then get back on and continue the tour on an open top double decker bus...You can do the City Tour and the Beach Tour..all on one ticket..

    It actually worked out good, because although we got on the bus at 10:00 am, they never stamped our pass unit 1:00 pm, so the first day we did the city tour and then the next morning, we had enough time to do the beach tour!!

    There was a stop right in front of the Riviera Hotel that we were staying at...So we visited almost everything that we wanted to see and had time at some of the shopping malls, Dubai Museum, Gold Souk, Old Souk, etc..It really was a great way to get around the city..

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