Top Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Woman on Big Bus Abu Dhabi open-top sightseeing tour

    Where can I buy a ticket for the tour?

  2. Where can I buy a ticket for the tour?

    You can purchase tickets either on this website, at Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi Mall, at most Abu Dhabi hotels or on the bus at any hop-on hop-off point.

  3. Woman listing to Bis Bus commentary in Abu Dhabi

    Is there a commentary available in my language?

  4. Is there a commentary available in my language?

    The Big Bus Abu Dhabi sightseeing tour offers a recorded commentary in your choice of either:

    • English
    • Arabic
    • French
    • Italian
    • Russian
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Mandarin. 

    The commentary is available through complimentary earphones that you will receive when you board the bus.

  5. Girl holding Big Bus Abu Dhabi information booklet

    Where can I start the tour?

  6. Where can I start the tour?

    You can hop on our bus tours from any stop. To find your nearest stop, please visit our Find a Bus Stop page. Please refer to our Route Information page for more details on our routes.

  7. Woman holding map and selecting commentary language

    How frequently do tour buses run?

  8. How frequently do tour buses run?

    Please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on tour start times and frequency.

More Questions & Answers

Tell me about Big Bus Tours Abu Dhabi

Big Bus Tours offers sightseeing tours of Abu Dhabi on an open-top double-decker bus, with pre-recorded commentary available in a choice of different languages. You're free to hop on and hop off the bus at any of our stops to visit attractions and places of interest. There are two different routes to explore: discover the city on our Red Route, or hop on our Green Route to pay a visit to Yas Island. Choose between a 1-, 2- or 3-day ticket, and enjoy bonus inclusions like a free Dhow Cruise around Abu Dhabi's corniche. Save 10% when you buy online - get tickets here.

What can I see and visit?

Bus stops are conveniently located near popular landmarks and attractions, so you can hop on and hop off to explore with ease. Visit our Top Abu Dhabi Landmarks page to learn more about what you can see and visit from our tour. For further Abu Dhabi inspiration, check out our list of Things to do in Abu Dhabi.

Which days do the tours operate?

Big Bus Tours Abu Dhabi operates every day of the year, even throughout the summer. For further information on our tour schedule, please visit our Service Information page.

What time does the tour start and how long does it take?

Please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on the first and last bus times and full tour circuit times.

Do I need to specify a date of travel?

Yes – we’ll ask you to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to guarantee your seat. If your ticket includes extras, you may also need to book additional dates & times for all elements of your ticket after your purchase is complete. See your booking confirmation email for instructions.

How much does the tour cost?

Ticket prices will vary depending on the validity or the type of tour you choose. Please visit our Tickets & Passes page for more information.

I have a stopover between flights and would like to take a tour. Where is the nearest start point to the airport?

City Tour (Red Route): Our stop at Abu Dhabi Mall is the nearest Red Route stop to Abu Dhabi International airport (approx. 30 minutes' drive).
Island Tour (Green Route): Our stop at Yas Mall is the nearest Green Route stop to Abu Dhabi International airport (approx. 17 minutes' drive).

Please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on the first and last bus times, bus frequency and full tour circuit times.

Is there a discount available for groups?

Yes, discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. To find out more, submit an enquiry using our group booking information page.

Is it possible to hire one of the open-top buses for a private event?

Yes, buses are available for private hires and charters. For more information please or to receive a quote, submit an enquiry using our private hires and charters page.

What is the child policy?

A child ticket is available for children between the ages of 5 - 15. Children under 5 may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

How will I know where to get off?

The pre-recorded commentary on the bus will announce each stop by number and location as the bus approaches. Please refer to our routes & maps information to plan which stops you would like to hop off at.

How do I redeem my ticket?

Show your printed ticket to a member of staff at one of our stops or aboard the bus. They'll issue you a receipt that you'll be able to use to hop on the bus throughout the validity of your ticket.

If you requested to have your tickets sent via SMS, remember that there is no need to print your tickets. Just bring your phone with you with the ticket page open to show it to one of our on street staff who will issue you your ticket.

Are the buses wheelchair accessible?

Yes, most of our buses are wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for further information.

Contact us

For general enquiries, please get in touch using our contact form. For more specific answers please select one of the options below.