Abu Dhabi
Big Bus Tours: Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Big Bus Tours: Abu Dhabi Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Tour ID: 973

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  • Check off all Abu Dhabi must-sees as you select from two routes: the Red Route or the Green Route.
  • See Abu Dhabi's top sights and landmarks from an open-top, double-decker sightseeing bus.
  • The Hop On Hop Off Abu Dhabi bus tour guarantees some unique breathtaking views of Abu Dhabi from atop the upper deck.
  • Discover the traditional heritage and modern side of Abu Dhabi with the Hop On Hop Off Abu Dhabi Bus Tours.
  • Behold Abu Dhabi’s skyline of towering skyscrapers and dynamic modern architecture.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the city with engaging audio commentary available in different languages.
  • Smartphone Voucher Accepted! (No need to take the print)


The Hop On Hop Off Abu Dhabi bus tour around Abu Dhabi provides a convenient and flexible way to explore famous landmarks and attractions, including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Louvre Art Museum, Abu Dhabi Mall Emirates Palace Hotel, and more. The Hop On Hop Off Abu Dhabi bus tour covers 2 major red and green routes, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace. As you travel, you can learn about its rich history and culture through audio guides in multiple languages. The Abu Dhabi tour is a fun, safe, and relaxed way to discover and explore the grand city.


With its rich cultural heritage, sublime landscapes, interesting museums, contemporary architecture, vibrant food scene, and kind-hearted people, Abu Dhabi is a delightful place to visit. It is famous for its stunning islands and record-breaking theme parks, such as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. Other popular locations include the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the more recent addition, Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Hop on and hop off to discover the UAE Capital’s landmarks, including the majestic palaces, rich museums, historic sites, public beaches, and old souks. You can hop on and off at any of the stops to explore on your own. Buses run at regular intervals, so rejoining the tour is easy and convenient. The Hop On Hop Off Abu Dhabi bus tour covers 2 major red and green routes:
Red Route: Take the Red Route of our Abu Dhabi City Tour to explore the center of Abu Dhabi, which includes the World Trade Center towers, the historic Al Hosn Fort, and the lavish Presidential Palace and shimmering shoreline. Enjoy the informative and amusing stories and facts about Abu Dhabi told by our audio guides while you travel. The tour can be joined at any location.
Green Route : Take the Abu Dhabi Shuttle (Green Route) and discover the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Get off at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and get on at the Abu Dhabi Mall.
1. Abu Dhabi Mall- Abu Dhabi Mall is the epitome of premium waterfront shopping, boasting more than 200 local and international stores and lovely water views. It has become one of the city's best attractions.
2. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque- The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the world's largest mosques and a massive architectural work of art that intentionally blends different Islamic architectural schools.
Experience Abu Dhabi with the largest operator of open-top bus sightseeing tours worldwide, the Big Bus Tour. With this fun system of getting on or off the bus whenever you like, you can view the city at your own pace in or on an open-air Hop On Hop Off Abu Dhabi sightseeing bus. 


Red Route:
First Bus: 9:00am
Last Bus: 5:00pm
Full Loop: 1 Hour 50 Minutes (approx.)
Frequency: Every 60 minutes
Departure Location: Stop #1 Abu Dhabi Mall 

Green Route (Sheikh Zayed Frand Mosque Shuttle):
First Bus: 12:00pm
Last Bus: 2:00pm
Full Loop: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Frequency: Every 2.5 Hours
Departure Location: Stop #1 Abu Dhabi Mall 

(Please check the calendar to know about the availability)


  • Abu Dhabi Hop on Hop off Bus Tour
  • Opt from 24, 48 or 72 hrs 
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque Guided Tour in English
  • Return Shuttle to Sheikh Zayed Mosque from pickup point
  • Louvre Museum Entrance (available with 48 hrs or 72 hrs tickets)
  • Presidential Palace Tour with 72hrs ticket
  • Audio-Guide available in 6 languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian)
  • A pair of headphones available on board


  • Entrance Fees (Unless specified)
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Meals

Redemption Info

You can board the bus at any stop.
Show the Mobile/ Printed ticket to the staff member at our bus stops, and you will receive a receipt that you will use to hop on the Big Bus.
Please redeem your tickets for Sheikh Zayad Tour, Presidential Palace Tour with the Big Bus Staff prior your visit to the attraction.
Exchange yourr Voucher for Lovre Museum ticket from the Bus Driver at Stop #2 (Lovre Museum)
This receipt is must throughout the validity period of your ticket.
A staff member of Big Bus Tours will check the code present on the ticket during bus boarding.
All vouchers will now be valid for 06 months from the date of purchase.
Customers are advised to download the "Big Bus Tours" app to see the most up to date bus stop locations and timings.

Know Before You Go

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
On Board Wi-Fi: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
For live bus tracking on the day of travel - please download the "Big Bus Tours" App in advance of arrival.
Multiday tickets can only be used on consecutive days.
Tours operate in all weather, rain or shine. Refunds due to weather will not be granted unless the service is suspended as a result of weather.
The Louvre Museum is open from 10am to 6pm and closed on Mondays.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque Tour:
Ticket redemption: tickets must be redeemed with a Big Bus Tours staff member prior to boarding the shuttle and visiting the mosque.
Shuttle departure times: Abu Dhabi Mall: 12:00pm & 4:00pm | Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: 12:30pm & 4:30pm
Mosque Guided Tour departure times: hourly
Dress code: There is a strict modest dress code in place for men and women visiting the mosque - please see the rules here.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Tour is included with:
Discover Tickets 24 Hours
Essential Tickets 48 Hours
Explore Tickets 72 Hours
Presidential Palace Tour:
Ticket redemption: tickets must be redeemed with a Big Bus Tours staff member prior to visiting the Palace.
Opening hours: 9:00am–7:00pm
Palace Guided Tour departure times: every 30 minutes. Tours last 60 minutes.
Dresscode: Women must dress modestly, with long sleeves, a long skirt or trousers. Men must wear trousers (shorts not permitted).
The Presidential Palace Tour is included with:
Explore Tickets 72 Hours

Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or on the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays, reduced frequency and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service!No refund will be offered for any changes or  cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances.

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Cancellation Policy

  • You must cancel your booking at least 24 hours before the start time of the activity/experience to get a complete refund.
  • If you cancel your booking less than 24 hours before the start time of the activity/experience, you will not be reimbursed.
  • Any modifications made less than 24 hours before the start time of the activity/experience will not be allowed.
  • The cut-off times are determined by the activity/experience's local start time.
  • This activity/experience is weather dependent. If it is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be given an alternate date or a full refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I travel without a print copy of voucher/ ticket for Big Bus Abu Dhabi?

A. No need to carry a print copy. After making a booking you will receive the booking confirmation over your mobile, which you need to show to the bus staff. Your voucher will be exchanged for a ticket, which must be kept until the end of the tour.

Q. Are the Big Bus Abu Dhabi buses wheelchair / stroller accessible?

A. Yes, all of the Big Bus Abu Dhabi buses are wheelchair and stroller accessible. Every bus has a dedicated space for wheelchair and stroller on its lower deck. The upper deck on entire fleet is not accessible to the wheelchair or stroller.

Q. Is there a commentary available in my language on the Big Bus Abu Dhabi bus ?

A. The Big Bus Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour offers a recorded commentary in your choice of either: English, Arabic, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. The commentary is available through complimentary earphones that you will receive when you board the bus.

Q. From where can I board the Big Bus Abu Dhabi?

A. This is a Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus tour, hence you can board the bus from any stop and drop off to any of the stops. For the first stop please check Big Bus Abu Dhabi schedule.

Q. How does the Big Bus Abu Dhabi Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus tour work?

A. When you make a purchase through our website, you will receive a confirmed booking voucher. Show the printed or smart voucher to staff at our bus stops. Your voucher will be exchanged for a ticket which must be kept until the end of the tour. As long as your ticket is still valid you can get on and off the bus as often as you like at any station along the route.

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