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Experience both the dynamic modernism of Dubai and the timeless romance of its surrounding desert with our new Discover Ticket + Desert Safari combo package.
This ticket includes a 24-hour pass for our hop-on, hop-off Dubai bus tour, along with admission to our unique Cavaranserai Desert Safari, where you'll experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Arabian desert as night falls, and enjoy a traditional Bedouin buffet dinner, exciting desert activities, and unforgettable cultural performances.

Please note: Passengers between the ages of 0–4 must present an infant ticket due to Dhow Cruise passenger manifest requirements.

Hop on, Hop off

Explore the city at your own pace with our flexible hop-on, hop-off tours.

Enjoy the freedom of hop-on, hop-off sightseeing on our open-top, double-decker Dubai bus tours. Hop on to discover the places that fascinate you, and hop off to explore them for as little or as long as you like. Alternatively, you're very welcome to sit back and relax on board with us for the full tour.

Caravanserai Desert Safari Overview

Journey to the heart of the desert at sunset.

Take a guided tour to the heart of the desert, where you'll be greeted with warm hospitality at an Arabian desert camp. Along the way, you can participate in unique desert activities like dune-bashing in a 4x4 and sandboarding. At the camp you can try falconry, see camels and have henna applied. You'll also observe traditional cultural performances including Arabian dance and fire shows, and enjoy a unique Bedouin buffet dinner with soft drinks. See the route map here.

City Tour (Red Route)

Discover the highlights of Dubai .

Hop on our Red Route to see all the top landmarks of Dubai - including traditional Dhow Boats on Dubai Creek, historic Al Fahidi and Al Seef, the souks of Deira, and of course Downtown - home to both the world's tallest building (Burj Khalifa) and its largest shopping mall (Dubai Mall). See our City Tour (Red Route) timetable.

Desert Safari Pick-Up & Transfers

Hotel pick-up and return transfers to the desert are included.

Return transfers to the desert are provided in special air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles. In the same vehicle, you'll go dune-bashing in the desert, and you can also opt to do sandboarding while you're there. After booking, you'll be contacted by our local team to confirm your pick-up location and departure time.

Beach Tour (Blue Route)

See the landmarks of Jumeirah, the Marina, Media City and more.

Hop on our Blue Route to head down the coast and discover the beaches of Jumeirah, Atlantis the Palm, Ain Dubai, Media City, Dubai Marina, Souk Madinat and more. See our Beach Tour (Blue Route) timetable.

Desert Safari Dune Bashing

Traverse rolling dunes in a purpose-built 4x4.

The Desert Safari includes a thrilling dune-bashing experience in purpose-built 6-seater 4x4 vehicles. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as you cruise over Al Badayer desert's rolling red sand dunes, with vehicles expertly handled by your licensed English-speaking safari guide. You can also try sandboarding and enjoy fantastic photo opportunities.

See all the top Landmarks

Big Bus gives you the best view of Dubai's famous sights.

Our Big Bus tour of Dubai has been carefully designed to show you the city's top landmarks and attractions, including the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Mosque.

Desert Safari Camp Activities

Discover a variety of traditional desert activities.

When you arrive at Caravanserai Desert Camp, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of complimentary activties, including falconry, henna painting and seeing camels. Cultural performances are a highlight of the evening and can't be missed - you'll enjoy traditional live music, authentic Tanoura dancing, belly dancing and a mesmerising fire show. While at the camp, you'll also have the option to purchase additional experiences like quad biking, souvenir photo shoots and shisha sessions. See the Caravanserai camp map here.

Audio Guides

Available in 6 languages.

Learn about the history and culture of Dubai as you see the sights unfold before you. Simply tune in to our entertaining audio guides via a pair of complimentary earphones, supplied when you hop on the bus. Please visit our Multi-Language Tours page for more information.

Traditional Arabian buffet & barbeque

Enjoy authentic Arabian cuisine.

At Caravanserai Desert Camp you'll be welcomed with traditional Arabian hospitality. Beginning with Arabic coffee (Ghawa) and dates, the authentic desert dining experience continues with hot and cold mezzeh, salads, fresh pita, soups, grilled meats, curries and Arabian desserts. Gather around the stage on beautiful Bedouin-style camp seating to enjoy the evening's entertainment and savour the unique experience of dining beneath the desert stars. Note that only soft drinks are served at the camp. See the dinner menu here.

Travel in Comfort

In air-conditioned buses.

Our buses feature air conditioning and your choice of full, partial or unshaded seating on the top deck.

Important Information about the Desert Safari

What you need to know before your Desert Safari.

All bookings include return transfers from your hotel in Dubai. After booking your Desert Safari, our staff will be in touch to confirm your pick-up location and time. Please note that the Desert Safari is not suitable for guests who are wheelchair users, pregnant, have back or heart problems, or other serious medical conditions. Guests should have a moderate physical fitness level. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and bring sunglasses, sun hat, and sun screen. The Dune Bashing experience is optional, please inform staff whether you would like to participate.

Free Dhow Cruise

Discover Dubai Creek on a traditional Arabian Dhow.

Relax on board a traditional wooden dhow boat as it glides along historical Dubai Creek, showcasing landmarks like Al Fahidi Fort with entertaining commentary. Refreshments can be purchased on board from the crew. Please note: Essential ticketholders and Explore ticketholders can enjoy free unlimited pizza and soft drinks on board the Dhow Cruise. Please visit our Free Extras page for more information on the Dhow Cruise.

Free Mobile App

Now with live bus arrival times!

Download our free mobile app for the perfect pocket companion to your sightseeing adventure. Our new live bus arrival times feature shows you exactly where the bus is along the route, along with an ETA for your nearest stop! This gives you the freedom to make the most of your time exploring. In addition to live bus arrival times, you'll also get detailed maps and route information, stop images, walking directions, facts about famous landmarks and attractions, ticket offers and more. Save memory-making minutes on your city adventure with the Big Bus Tours App!

Check Service

Plan ahead for your tour with our service updates

Visit our Service Information Page for up-to-date information about our current service.

  • E11 Road / Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Jumeirah Mosque
  • Creekside Park
  • Jumeirah Beach Park
  • Heritage Village
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • Jumeirah Public Beach
  • Dubai Creek
  • Burj Al Arab
  • Grand Mosque
  • Sheikh Saeed Al Maktoum’s House/Shindagha Museum
  • The Burj Khalifa
  • Atlantis the Palm
  • Bastakia Quarter
  • Diving Village
  • Festival City
  • Old Souk
  • Mercato Shopping Mall
  • Spice Souk
  • Souk Madinat
  • Mall of the Emirates
  • Deira Fish Market
  • Wafi Shopping Mall
  • Burjuman Shopping Mall
  • Gold Souk
  • Ibn Battuta Mall
  • Deira City Centre
  • Dubai Mall
  • Children's City
  • Ski Dubai
  • Creek Dhow Cruise
  • KidZania®
  • Heritage Walk
  • The Green Planet
  • Wild Wadi
  • Dolphin Bay
  • Ice Rink
  • Lost Chambers of Atlantis
  • Dubai Museum / Al Fahidi Fort
  • Aquaventure
  • The Dubai Fountain
  • RTA Water Bus
  • Dubai Creek Dhow Dinner Cruise
  • Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
  • Hub Zero
  • Marina Dhow Dinner Cruise
  • Hard Rock Cafe


Arabian Dhow Cruise Al Seef Street (Dhow Cruise mooring, opposite the Ministry of Defence building)
First Stop 09:38
Last Stop 17:38
Arabian Dhow Cruise


Dubai Creek Baniyas Road (bus stop opposite Riviera Hotel entrance)
First Stop 10:11
Last Stop 18:11
Dubai Creek


Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall Financial Center Road (Tourist Bus Parking Area)
First Stop 09:00
Last Stop 17:00
Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall


Bastakiya Old Village Al Seef Street (bus stop by Discover Dubai shop)
First Stop 09:41
Last Stop 17:41
Bastakiya Old Village


Al Fahidi Fort Al Bin Abi Taleb Street (Bus stop by Al Fahidi Fort, opposite The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department - HH The Ruler's Court)
First Stop 09:44
Last Stop 17:44
Al Fahidi Fort


Old Souk of Arabia 3 A Street (beside Bur Dubai Abra Station)
First Stop 09:48
Last Stop 17:48
Old Souk of Arabia


Spice Souq Baniyas Road (bus stop near corner with Old Baladiya Street)
First Stop 10:08
Last Stop 18:08
Spice Souq


Baniyas Road Baniyas Road (bus stop opposite Dubai Municipality Headquarters)
First Stop 10:13
Last Stop 18:13
Baniyas Road


Dubai Frame Zabeel park (Gate no. 3, Zabeel Park)
First Stop 10:25
Last Stop 18:25
Dubai Frame


Heritage Village Al Falah Street (nex to the Al Gubaiba Metro Station)
First Stop 09:52
Last Stop 17:52
Heritage Village


Financial Centre Oppsite DIFC Gate building (Dubai Future Fountain, near Emirates Towers)
First Stop 09:12
Last Stop 17:12
Financial Centre


Museum of the Future Next to Financial Center Metro station (by the main entrace to Emirates Towers)
First Stop 09:14
Last Stop 17:14
Museum of the Future


Royal Palace Zaa'beel Palace street (garden entrance near roundabout)
First Stop 09:22
Last Stop 17:22
Royal Palace


Gold Souq New Gold souq (Al Khaleij street, Opposite to Malabar Gold)
First Stop 10:05
Last Stop 18:05
Gold Souq


Burjuman Burjuman Mall, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road
First Stop 10:23
Last Stop 18:23


Bayside / Skydive King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street (D94) (at the RTA bus station)
First Stop 10:20
Last Stop 18:20
Bayside / Skydive


Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall Financial Center Road (Tourist Bus Parking Area)
First Stop 09:15
Last Stop 17:15
Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall


Ain Dubai / Madame Tussauds Bluewaters Island (next to Ferris Wheel)
First Stop 09:55
Last Stop 17:55
Ain Dubai / Madame Tussauds


Mall of the Emirates/Ski Dubai Al Barsha 1, Mall of Emirates (Main entrance of Mall of Emirates, between Kempansky and Sheraton)
First Stop 09:40
Last Stop 17:40
Mall of the Emirates/Ski Dubai


Dubai Marina / JBR The Walk (In front of Starbucks, near Oceanview hotel)
First Stop 10:05
Last Stop 18:05
Dubai Marina / JBR


Media City King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (next to Media City Tram Station)
First Stop 10:28
Last Stop 18:28
Media City


Tallest Block Braih Street (bus stop near corner with King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, opposite Marriot Hotel)
First Stop 10:23
Last Stop 18:23
Tallest Block


Atlantis the Palm Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah Island (near the monorail station)
First Stop 10:46
Last Stop 18:46
Atlantis the Palm


Palm West Beach On the Golden Mile, in front of Hilton Hotel
First Stop 10:51
Last Stop 18:51
Palm West Beach


Souk Madinat Jumeirah / Burj Al Arab Souk Madinat (Jumeirah Square roundabout)
First Stop 11:02
Last Stop 19:02
Souk Madinat Jumeirah / Burj Al Arab

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