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 buy tickets on this website, or on the bus at any hop-on hop-off point. You can also buy Big Bus Tours tickets at most Abu Dhabi hotels.

  3. Woman listing to Bis Bus commentary in Abu Dhabi

    Is the tour commentary available in my language?

  4. Is the tour commentary available in my language?

    Our Abu Dhabi bus tours feature entertaining audio guides, which offer fascinating insight into Abu Dhabi's history, culture, architecture and landmarks. Audio guides are available in the following languages:

    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Russian
    • German
    • Spanish

    Audio guides can be accessed via complimentary headphones, distributed when you board the bus. Simply plug them in to the audio transmitter on the seatback and select your preferred language channel. You are also welcome to listen to commentary via your own wired headphones with a standard 3.5mm jack.

  5. Girl holding Big Bus Abu Dhabi information booklet

    Where can I start the tour?

  6. Where can I start the tour?

    Our bus tours officially commence from Stop #1 (Abu Dhabi Mall, near Tim Hortons on Al Maiyani Street) but you are free to 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?

    During opening hours, our Red Route buses run every 60 minutes, and our Green Route buses run every 2.5 hours. Frequency may be subject to change depending on traffic, weather and city events, so 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 open-top double-decker buses, 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 Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Choose between a 24-hour or 48-hour ticket and save 10% when you buy online - see our full range of bus tour 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?

Our Red Route bus tour operates between 09:00 – 17:00, and the full tour duration is about 1 hour, 50 minutes if you do not hop on and hop off the tour.
Our Green Route bus tour operates between 12:00 – 16:30, and the full tour duration is about 2 hours, 30 minutes if you do not hop on and hop off the tour.

Please note that our service may be subject to change depending on traffic, weather and city events, so please visit our Service Information page for up-to-date information on tour start times and tour duration.

Do I need to choose a date for my tour?

Yes – when you book, you will need 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 secure your seat. If your ticket has extra inclusions, you may also need to book dates and times for these inclusions after your purchase is complete via our Booking Portal. For more information, please see the instructions on your booking confirmation email.

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.

Which stop is closest to the airport?

City Tour (Red Route): Stop #1 (Abu Dhabi Mall) is the nearest Red Route stop to Abu Dhabi International airport (approx. 30 minutes' drive).
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Shuttle (Green Route): Haltestelle Nr. 2 (Scheich-Zayid-Moschee) ist die nächstgelegene Haltestelle der Grünen Route zum internationalen Flughafen Abu Dhabi (ca. 15 Autominuten).

Is there a discount available for groups?

Yes, discounts are available for groups of 20 or more. To find out more or make a booking, please submit an enquiry via our Group Bookings Page.

Can I hire a bus for a private event?

Yes, buses are available for private hires and charters. To find out more or request a quote, please submit an enquiry via our Private Hires and Charters page.

Are tickets available for children?

Yes, child tickets are 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 booking confirmation (printed or on your device) 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.

Are the buses wheelchair accessible?

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

Can I change the date (and time) of my bus tour?

Yes. If you have a ticket that's 'fully flexible' you can change the date (and time) of your bus tour booking without charge. To make the change, please contact us.

If you don't have a 'fully flexible' ticket, we can still change the date of your bus tour, but please be aware that charges may apply.

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